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Memorial service and wake in the same location

Beautiful location for a memorial service One thing that we can say about the Philipburn is that it is in the most peaceful and tranquil of surroundings. Situated at the edge of the small town of Selkirk, there is no noise from traffic. Behind the hotel are rolling fields up the hillside towards the forest. … Continued

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What a noisy lot!

Wild bird song! We have a saying at the Philipburn “silence broken only by the sheep”. Well not any more! Just walking home last night I could not believe the volume and amount of the bird song. It was dark as well. As we know the Scottish Borders are rich in all sorts of birds, … Continued

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What a civilised drinking haunt!

What do you like when you go out for drink? A vibrant bar with loud music which prevents you from talking? A bar which is rather dull and presided over by an equally dull barman? Or perhaps something in the middle – vibrant enough to be interesting and civilised enough to be able to enjoy … Continued

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What makes the Philipburn so inviting?

The Philipburn is undoubtedly one of Selkirk’s best kept secrets! The new owers, Adrian and Graham, arrived in August. The hotel has been opened up to the local populace in a way that it has not seen for decades! People are coming in saying they did not even realise it was there. So what has … Continued

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Bar 1751 at the Philipburn

The recent change to a range of draught beers provided by Heineken has completely revolutionised the bar, now known as Bar 1751. Big investment has been made here – the cellar now with an installed chiller bringing the ambient temperature down to 10-12 degrees means that the bar can sell cask conditioned ale, “real ale”, … Continued

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Excursion to Bamburgh Castle

It may sound strange to stay in a hotel in Scotland and find an excursion to an English attraction but the All Seasons excursion to Bamburgh Castle is an absolute must. This gem of a venue is in fact slightly north of Selkirk but it is in England, courtesy a quirk of the English Scottish … Continued

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