The Collingwood Arms Hotel

01890 882424
Main Street
Cornhill on Tweed
TD12 4UH
The Collingwood Arms Hotel is something of rarity among Northumberland establishments. It’s a much lauded hotel with an upmarket yet wholly unpretentious sensibility. You can book a room with a roll-top bath, and you’ll have all the small details which make for a stay out of the ordinary. It’s also a place which welcomes anglers, walkers and cyclists. It’s located a mere 500 yards from the legendary River Tweed. But many who visit the Collingwood Arms Hotel, don’t come to fish, shoot or even stay, they come to enjoy its very fine restaurant.

Although the hotel has a rich history of its own, and dates from the Georgian period, it’s undergone an extensive refurbishment and is now a place which offers the best of historic charm with stylish modern elements. The restaurant is no exception. This fine establishment is headed by Head Chef Tom Shutt, who has trained his team to bring exciting dishes to the table, generally making full use of the abundance of Northumberland’s seasonal ingredients. Aside from having fresh trout and salmon from the nearby River Tweed, Collingwood Arms’ own garden yields many fresh delights, from gooseberries and rhubarb to apples, plums and pears. These ingredients, among others from the best and often award-winning local suppliers, will always have a place on the menu.

Savour delicacies like Smoked Pigeon Salad or Pork Belly for starters, and consider your appetite elegantly whetted for a main of Duck Breast or Sea Trout, to name only a few of Chef Shutt’s mouth-watering dishes. In the summer, eat on the patio which faces the main dining room.

You don’t have to eat in the restaurant to get a good idea of the kitchen’s prowess with tasty morsels. Eat in the inviting bar, which has a full pub menu. Just wait for that Wild Boar Ravioli or a Borders Rib-eye Steak.

A well considered wine list includes Old and New World wines, all chosen to complement the many flavours on the menu.