Welcome to The Allan Ramsay Hotel

est. 1792  and named in honour of  Allan Ramsay (1684-1758) - the celebrated Scots poet.

This Place

Dating from 1792 this 'coaching' inn is located in the former weavers' village of Carlops,  nestled at the foot of the Pentland Hills.  Situated alongside the A702 road it is conveniently located only 20 minutes from Edinburgh. This historic inn retains its 18th Century character with antique decorations, a small library, charming candle-lit restaurant and  real log fires.  

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. View our Rooms and Make a Booking.

Our Food and Drink

Guests staying with us can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast served daily from 7.30am (8am  at weekends). Guest Breakfast Menu.
Food is served daily from 12 noon and is freshly prepared using finest quality, locally sourced meat, fish and game wherever possible. View our Menu. At weekends there are usually Chef's Specials on offer and a selection of freshly baked scones, cakes and desserts is served daily. To Book A Table.
To compliment your food there is a good selection of sparkling, white, red and rose wines on offer; chosen by the wine experts at Cockburns of Leith. View our Wine List
The hotel has one of the last remaining 'penny bars' in the UK; that is a bar top decorated with one penny coins, some dating back to Queen Victoria. Stocked with popular lagers, ciders and locally produced real ales there also is a fine selection of Scottish malt whiskies and gins.