2013 Scottish Hotel Awards
The Hotel had a fantastic performance at the 2013 Scottish Hotel Awards winning the following accolades:
Country Sports Hotel of the Year (4th consecutive year)
Dog Friendly Hotel of the Year (2nd consecutive year)
Scottish Borders Wedding Venue of the year
In addition to the Hotel specific awards Julie Hyde was awarded the prestigious Wedding Planner of the Year Award. Mark Wallace, our General Manager also received a Hotel Management Gold Medal.
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards
A tremendous 'hat trick' for the Hotel - awarded the 2012 Country Sports Hotel of the Year accolade. A significant achievement having won the award in 2011 & 2010.
Our Wedding Coordinator Julie Hyde won the prestigious Wedding Planner Gold Medal Award.
We were also delighted to receive the 2012 Dog Friendly Hotel Award.
Free Wifi is now available across all areas of the Hotel. Thank you T-mobile.
2011 Scottish Hotel Awards
For the second year running we have been recognised as "Country Sports Hotel of the Year". Peter Snelgar (Head Chef) had his talents deservedly recognised with the 'Chef Medaille d'Or" accolade.
2010 Scottish Hotel Awards
The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel was awarded "Country Sports Hotel of the Year". In addition the fine quality of food served in our Abbey Bar was recognised with a Bar Food Medal.
BBC News reported on our ever popular gang of pigs (otherwise known as the "girls"). Read more on the new additions to the Dryburgh family on BBC News article "Three little pigs saved from chop"!
2009 Scottish Hotel Awards
Our Tweed Restaurant won the "Restaurant Turnaround" award and Mark Greenaway, Head Chef was given the Medaille d'Or for Dinner Excellence.
In January 2009 the Hotel was awarded 4 star AA status. In addition to this the Tweed Restaurant gained two AA Rosettes
April saw the introduction of our free range chicken pen within the Hotel grounds. Our continuing drive for fresh food will be further enhanced later in May with the arrival of our own Dryburgh 'pigs' and planted herb garden
The Dryburgh was closed for 2 weeks in February 2008 to allow for an exciting and innovative refurbishment.
This successful refurbishment has preserved the character of the Hotel by the retention of many well known features but has also added extra luxury where required.
The Tweed Restaurant & first floor gallery has been fully redecorated along with other public rooms including the Wallace Lounge and Garden Room.
Those of you who have experienced our relaxing swimming and sauna facilities will be even more impressed with the upgrading to the pool and showering areas.
The 'Lady of Mertoun Suite' was formally opened on the 29th of February 2008. This modern suite offers luxurious accommodation and fine décor whilst offering majestic views of the Scottish Borders. Incorporated within the suite is a separate sitting room with DVD, bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bath and shower room. The Lady of Mertoun Suite offers the finest quality accommodation available with prices starting at £123 per person per evening.
During the 2 week closure we also took the opportunity to upgrade our reception area and back office.
The recent refurbishment to the Hotel coupled with the completion last year of the 'Glen Room' our superb state of the art meeting room, reflects a substantial recent investment by the Hotel in ensuring the highest standards of product are maintained.