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est. 1792  
named in honour of the celebrated Scots Poet,  Allan Ramsay (1684-1758)
This Place
This historic inn is located in the former weavers' village of Carlops,  nestled at the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, 20 minutes from Edinburgh.    It retains its 18th Century character with antique decorations, a small library, a charming candle-lit restaurant and real log fires.   The hotel has one of the last remaining 'Penny Bars' in the UK - that is a bar top decorated with old one penny coins.

Our Rooms

The hotel has four comfortable guests rooms (ensuite) on the upper floor which offer single, double, twin and family occupancy options.  There is also a lovely self-contained apartment, on the ground floor with its own separate entrance.  The apartment sleeps six and has one double bedroom with an ensuite shower room, a second double bedroom and a twin room plus a comfortable lounge, kitchen and a bathroom with shower.  To book a room
Our Food and Drink

The hotel offers a traditional Scottish pub menu which is fresly prepared using a wide selection of fine, locally sourced meat, fish and game.   At weekends there are chef's specials on offer and freshly made cakes and desserts are served daily.  There is a good selection of white, red and rose wines on offer.  Food is served all day from 12-8.30pm. 


The bar boasts a fine selection of over 35 malt whiskeys and there is always a locally produced Scottish ale on tap with pale, golden or dark varieties to try.     See our current menus


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<h2>Allan Ramsay Festival 2016</h2>

Allan Ramsay Festival 2016

15-16th October 2016 the inaugural Allan Ramsay Festival was held at the hotel to celebrate the life and work of Allan Ramsay.
This event was supported by Pub is the Hub, the rural and community pubs organisation.  www.pubisthehub.org.uk   And the staff of University of Glasgow, Dept. of Scottish Literature; in particular Prof. Murray Pittock & Prof. Gerry Carruthers.   More info. on the Allan Ramsay Festival 2016. 


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Opening Hours
Serving Hours
Monday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:30
Tuesday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:30
Wednesday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:30
Thursday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:30
Friday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:45
Saturday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:45
Sunday12:00-3:00 & 5:00-8:30