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The Elphinstone Hotel

Self Assessed
145 High Street, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6DL, United Kingdom


4.2/5 from 200 Reviews

92% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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  • Free Wifi
  • Sleeps up to: 1
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A Double En-suite with digital television, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Whilst this quirky room has a large bath and a separate walk in shower please note this room Does NOT have a window, but has a skylight instead.



  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Freeview TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities


The Elphinstone Hotel

(200 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.8
  • Value 4.1
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 3.8
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.5

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.2

The Elphinstone Hotel Information


The Elphinstone Hotel is a traditional and charming Coaching Inn situated in the centre of Biggar. 'The Elph' has a long and illustrious history that goes back over 400 years. The owners, Robert and Janette Allen, along with their son, Michael, have been at the heart of the business for almost twenty five years and offer a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors and locals alike. The family pride themselves on the continued patronage of a busy local trade with a high level of repeat custom which clearly tells its own story. We now have eleven bedrooms, three family (two have king size beds with bunk beds, and one with a single and a pull out bed) four double, three twin and one single. A five bedroom extension was completed in 2009 and all the original rooms were completely redecorated in the summer of 2010. We currently hold a two star rating but anticipate three stars after our next review following our extensive expenditure and upgrade programme. The menu is wide and varied with every effort made to source and utilise the best in fresh, local produce. Take your pick from two dozen starters and more than twice as many main courses. Delicious Cullen Skink, Black Pudding with a Smoked Bacon in a red wine jus, Smoked Salmon cornets are among the list of popular starters. Mains include tasty Chicken and Haggis with a wholegrain mustard sauce, Fishermans Pie and Stuffed Loin of Pork . Using local butcher, Jimmy Bogle, they will also cook you “the best steak you’ve had in years”, fresh haddock, and mince and tatties are also on the menu, as is a range of oriental dishes, thus ensuring every taste is catered for. A well balanced and reasonably priced wine list is also available.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • WiFi internet


  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Golf
  • Walking


Please note this is an old building on different levels and unfortunately there are steps to all rooms, even those on the ground floor


Check in: 13:00 till 21:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Cats welcome, Dogs welcome
Accommodation type: Hotel
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  • Road from A702 (0.0 miles)
    The Elphinstone Hotel is situated in Biggar town centre on the A702. The A702 is a link road to Biggar between the A73 Lanark road and the A72 a main link and tourist route to Edinburgh. If travelling by car, the M74 is only about fifteen minutes south west of Biggar, Lanark is the nearest town, about twenty minutes west of the town and Peebles is about twenty five minutes away to the east.
  • Train from Lanark Train Station (0.0 miles)
    The nearest train stations are Lanark (north westerly travel connections to Carluke, Motherwell, Glasgow etc) and Carstairs (main east line to Edinburgh and the south)
  • Road from M74 (11.0 miles)
    Junction 12. Follow signs for Biggar.

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