Borders brasserie in castle deal

Thirlestane Castle dates from the 16th century (Picture: Phil Wilkinson)

THE owners of a Borders brasserie have joined forces with a nearby 16th century castle to launch a new package for visitors.

David Haetzman, who, together with Amanda Jordan, opened Firebrick Brasserie in Lauder in August 2015, has teamed up with Thirlestane Castle to create the lunch and private tour package.

Costing £29 per person and available Tuesday to Thursday and Sundays, the package includes a Firebrick cocktail, mocktail or glass of prosecco on arrival; pheasant salami canape with red onion, gin marmalade and sourdough crostini; a two-course lunch and a private tour of the castle.

Haetzman said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Thirlestane Castle on bringing visitors to the area. This is the perfect package for the full Lauder experience – after exploring the town’s top visitor attraction, visitors can relax and enjoy lunch or dinner sampling some of the best local ingredients from Lauder’s larder.”