For more than 200 years, the Collingwood Arms has provided a focal point for colourful local community. As a former coaching inn linking Edinburgh with the south, centuries of Borders visitors have followed the well-trodden path to its door. In 2007, the Collingwood Arms received a 21st century makeover. Award winning architects collaborated with historians and local craftsman who worked inside and out, to refurbish and re-instate period details; restoring this Grade II Listed, Georgian building to its glorious best. The Collingwood Arms takes its name from the merchant family which owned it up until 1955. There are strong ties with Northumberland's 19th Century naval hero, Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who served under Nelson around the time the hotel was built. Indeed, our 15 bedrooms take their names from the 15 ships in Collingwood's 'van' at the Battle of Trafalgar. In many respects, the Collingwood Arms is a modern hotel, yet the layout and scale has changed little since Collingwood's day. In the Entrance Hall guests are greeted in front of an open log fire, whilst the library offers a homely and restful retreat, much as it would have done for stagecoach passengers in years gone by. The hotel Bar upholds the Borders reputation for great hospitality. Warm oak and antique leather shape a relaxed atmosphere where friends, old and new, enjoy local beers, thought-provoking wines and a wide selection of Scottish whiskies. Alongside the bar is the Brasserie, serving seasonal whilst the subtle splendour of the Dining Room makes every occasion special. Both menus change daily and are accompanied by a carefully selected wine list and cheerful service. At the rear of the hotel, the tranquil gardens offer the chance to eat 'Al Fresco' during the summer months. Our kitchen team is very proud that all dishes served at the Collingwood Arms are freshly prepared using the best, locally sourced ingredients. The bedrooms are a perfect marriage of traditional style and modern convenience, bringing together antique furniture and period bathrooms with digital TV and outstandingly comfortable beds. All 15 twin and double rooms have bath or shower rooms en-suite, with deluxe doubles featuring roll top baths with separate showers, all finished to the very highest specification. Families are well catered for too, with adjoining rooms and cots available for babies. Whatever the purpose of your visit. Our team will endeavour to meet your every need. Should you have any specific requirements, we hope you will not hesitate to ask.