New coffee beans, our self catering flat and What's on in August!

We certainly cannot believe it is August already, the summer season is flying past and we are enjoying every second of it. Our last newsletter to you was back in June, and admittedly we were snowed under with exciting activities that July brought to us.

The Red Lion is now proud to present it's self-catering flat which is available via AirBnB. It is great to see some many of our guests return time and time again to stay with us and our flat may offer an alternative experience for the duration of your next stay. Please see the link here.

Self catering flat via Airbnb

Self catering flat via Airbnb

We have also been working with our coffee bean supplier and have undertaken some very interesting coffee training with our new and current members of the team here at the Red Lion. With the help of a wee taste testing with some of our coffee regulars, we have upgraded our coffee beans to a more premium, hand roasted (in East Kilbride!) blend that tastes superb. But don’t just take our word for it, please come and have one for yourself and make sure you grab your loyalty card. If you want rewarded, its the card to carry. Collect 5 stamps and bag yourself a free cake and you can receive a free coffee for every 10th stamp.

East Kilbride Hand Roaster

With the festivities over, and a brilliant Earlston Civic Week under our belt we have put together the usual guide of local things to do this August. While we are in the midst of the Summer holidays we have packed it with fun for all the family and remember the pub can be a great retreat if you need some time away from the kids.

What’s on in August 2019:

1st Alice Through The Looking Glass, Bowhill House, Selkirk. Outdoor performance from Borders Youth Theatre.

3rd Berwickshire County Show, Duns Castle Estate.

4th Archery at Bowhill House. Come along and try archery with Barons Folly Archers. 01750 22404

8th The Secret Garden. Open Air Garden Theatre @ Harmony Garden, Melrose

10th Race Meeting at The Gala Rigg - first race 2pm

10th/11th Civil War Re-enactment Weekend at Thirlestane Castle. The oldest re-enactment society , The Sealed Knot brings to life the history of Scotland’s involvement in the Civil Wars. Tickets from

15th Sir Walter Scott’s Birthday Celebrations, Abbotsford House. Family fun for all.

17th Bisley at Braidwood Open Day

17th Border Pet Rescue Open Day. A variety of stalls, dog show and an opportunity to look round the rescue centre.

24th Border Rail, Hawick. Working rail layouts, second hand stall and trade stalls for the model railway enthusiast.

24-25th Beyond Borders International Festival, Traquair House, Innerleithen. Internationally renowned broadcasters, writes, thinkers, artists and diplomats meet to talk and exchange ideas.

25th Floors Castle Massed Pipe Band Day. Ticket also provides access to castle and grounds. Spectacular Pipe Bands from across the Scottish Borders, music and dance performances, children entertainment and more.

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