Borders beef is the star of the show (but you’d expect nothing more from a hotel once owned by the local butcher!). The menu is packed with local produce and changes seasonally to best take advantage of Scotland’s natural larder.
The Park started life as a house, Minden House to be exact, in 1881. It was built by Henry Ballantyne, of the well-known Borders weaving family, and you’ll find the history of the building and Peebles’ heritage in both the décor downstairs, and the food The Park serve.
With roots firmly embedded in textiles, Peebles has been a town of weavers for over 200 years. The famous March Street Mill, built by Henry’s brother David, back in 1884, sadly closed its doors for the last time in December 2015. But the family connection between the two buildings allow the mill’s memories to live on. Take a walk around, you’ll see the upcycled tweeds and textiles from the mill all around the building. As well as signs, shuttles, photos and machinery on show.
In the 1940’s, Robert Sinclair bought Minden House and turned it into a hotel. It was Robert who also happened to be the local butcher, which is why they’ve made Borders beef the restaurant’s speciality.
Contact Details :
Innerleithen Road Peebles EH45 8BA
Tel : 01721 720451
Web : www.parkpeebles.co.uk