Black Bull Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders, this eighteenth century coaching Inn has gone through a complete refurbishment giving it a contemporary feel while maintaining many of its original features. The Black Bull Hotel is situated in the former Royal Borough town of Lauder boasting its own Baronial Scottish castle. Just 30 minutes drive from Edinburgh and close to many places of interest, The Black Bull is the ideal place to stay to explore the beautiful Scottish Borders.

An independent family owned hotel, the Black Bull welcomes locals and visitors and residents and non-residents to enjoy delicious bar meals and refreshments throughout the day, open seven days a week.

Blackbull bistro

Relax in style in our cosy bistro welcoming you in with its rustic charm with wood burning stove, cosy leather arm chairs and hand carved tables. If your feeling thirsty pop in for your favourite tipple in the original Harness Bar and admire the newly decorated hand crafted bar area and comfortable seating surrounded by fun artwork .

Take your pick from one of our twelve individually styled rooms with large walk in showers and luxury beds with fine Egyptian cotton linen for a restful night’s sleep. After a peaceful slumber, tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast before exploring the historic Scottish Borders.

For guests who seek the outdoors the range of opportunities are truly limitless – long country walks, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, driven game shooting. Or perhaps you prefer stately homes and castles – there are all sorts of wonderful places to visit nearby. Please visit our Out and About page to find out more.

While you’re working up an appetite, we’ll be busy in the kitchen preparing tasty, seasonal dishes for you to enjoy.

Come and stay a while…we’re sure you’ll be back 

However long you’ve got, relax and enjoy the fine original features and historic charm of this 18th century coaching inn.