Time for a Borders run?

Former village hotel has potential to grow 


A RECENTLY-refurbished bar and restaurant in the Borders village of Greenlaw has come onto the books of Christie & Co.

The Blackadder is described as a “turnkey” operation, formerly trading as a hotel before being renovated as a bar and restaurant. The outlet includes a 50-cover restaurant and 20-cover private dining room.

Additionally, there is scope to return letting rooms to the business as there are five unused bedrooms located on the upper floors.

Located by the foothills of the Lammermuir Hills, Greenlaw is situated seven miles north of Kelso and three miles south of the historic Hume Castle, which is said to drive tourist traffic both into the village and the venue.

Tony Spence of Christie & Co said: “The business is currently run under management and provides a great opportunity for an owner/operator to improve turnover and profitability by increasing the existing opening hours and taking a more hands on approach.

“Hospitality businesses in Scotland, such as the Blackadder, with huge growth potential and located in an area with good tourism trade, remain attractive to a range of parties.

“As such, we anticipate strong levels of interest in the Blackadder and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this business.”

Offers of £25,000 are sought for the leasehold of the venue.