The town of Kelso is situated about six miles from the English Border and boasts a wondrous history. Not only are there some amazing attractions, such as the Abbey and the famous cobbled town square, there are also many shops offering a wide selection of products.

Due to Inglestone House’s location just off the town square, we are within walking distance of all that Kelso has to offer.


We would like to draw your attention to a few of the shops that we love and that we know our guests have visited and complimented.

Simon Porteous We get a lot of guests that come to the Borders for cycling holidays and we always recommend this great bike shop on Bridge Street.

A. Hume Situated on Horsemarket and in the Square, these country clothing stores host a large selection of fashionable items for men and women as well as gifts to take home after your holidays.

Orvis With a lot of fishing and hunting opportunities in the Borders this shop offers everything you could possible need, located on Bridge Street.

Mole House This fantastic one of a kind store offers hand crafted goods and sculptures that make great gifts or new acquisitions for the home.

*Please note that there are numerous other shops in the town that also offer beautiful gifts, treats and clothes. This is just a selection. If you are looking for something specific when you arrive please ask us and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

Places to Eat

As a B&B we offer a fabulous filling breakfast, but do not offer a lunch or evening meal menu. Yet we can suggest some excellent local eateries, all within walking distance, that we have sampled ourselves. Our guests get a 10% discount at The Waggon from their food bill.


The Cream Chimneys – Locally roasted coffee, Floral teas, light lunches, cakes and scones. Great gifts too.

Hoot ‘n’ Cat – This lovely café resides next to the Abbey car park and offers a wide selection of meals, coffees, teas and snacks. It has a great atmosphere but can get extremely busy. Booking is advised for a Friday or weekend lunch time, but you can usually be accommodated if you book that morning.

Mayfield Garden Centre – This can be found downhill from the Abbey Car Park, near the banks of the River. Along with a variety of gardening and home wares they also have a café where you can enjoy a coffee and cake or a hot or cold lunch menu.


Lemon and Thyme Restaurant – Offering locally sourced seafood and game, fine dining 2019 winner of top 100 restaurants in Scotland.

The Waggon Inn – This family friendly restaurant offers a large menu full of variety.

The Cross Keys Hotel – Offers a selection of light meals at lunch and a fantastic evening menu, including light suppers through the week.

The Queens Head Hotel – Whether you simply wish to have a coffee or glass of wine, or indulge yourself trying our lunch menu, there is an abundance of choice.

The Contented Vine – Offers a new style of Mediterranean and Traditional dining experience in the Scottish Borders.

The Cobbles – Offers bar lunches and fine dining from steaks to Sunday roasts.