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Rutherfords

38 The Square
Kelso
TD5 7HL

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Opening Times

4-9 Mon; 3-9 Tue-Thu; 12-10 Fri & Sat; 12-9 Sun

About the Pub

Named after Simon Rutherford who opened and runs it, this tiny shop conversion remains the only micropub in Scotland. There’s no TV, piped music or keg beers, its ethos is come in and enjoy friendly conversation or one of the many board games, though it doesn’t take many drinkers to become crowded!

Real ales are drawn right from the casks which are open to view on a gantry behind the bar and it’s also great for cider-lovers. Three one-third pint taster paddles are available.

There’s a selection of foreign bottled beers as well as specialist whiskies, gins and wines, one of the gins having been distilled not far away in the former Tempest brewery. Now you can’t get more local than that!

A short but interesting menu (no hot food) offering a section of charcuterie, pies and cheeses from local artisan producers is available all day.

Because of its uniqueness, this is a “must visit” pub that is runner up in CAMRA Borders Pub of the Year 2017 competition.

NOTE: The opening and closing times do not conform to the norm so please look at the details given. Winter (Oct - Mar) hours are currently shown, with longer opening at other times of year.

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Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Allendale - varies
  • Firebrick - varies
  • Stewart - varies
  • May be just 3 dring quiet periods.

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Rutherfords, Kelso

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to 4, all from Waulkmill.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement tables under canopy.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 3pm; games provided.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Chess; bar skittles; dominoes; board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Acoustic, a couple of times a month.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Canopy at front.

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Sat Nav Reference

55.5989, -2.4343

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  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
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  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
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  • Wifi Wifi
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  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
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  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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