Traquair House Brewery
- Café and/or Restaurant
- Wheelchair Access
- Child Friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Public Transport within 5 miles
- Eco Initiatives
Individuals & Groups
Visitors can either pre-book a guided tour of the brewery – needs to be booked two weeks in advance – or free-roam at their leisure on the general entry ticket. Finish your visit with a taste of the ales in the brewery shop.
Brewery, restaurant, shop, parts of grounds, ground floor of house
Train: Edinburgh, 1 hour
Bus: no 42 from Innerleithen
Upmarket B&B, with three rooms, in the main house
April, May & September: 12pm-5pm
Nov: weekends only, 11am-3pm
Admission to Grounds & House
Senior Citizen: £6.90
Children, under 14: £4.10
Family ticket: £21.50
Guided Brewery Tours
Price on application
Get in Touch
Tel: 01896 830323
Facebook: Traquair House Brewery
Scotland's oldest, longest continuously inhabited house also produces some highly regarded ales, some to ancient recipes. No doubt the house would have had its own brewery in centuries gone by – with a guest list including Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, it's hard to think otherwise – but it wasn't until the father of the current Lady of the Manor, Catherine Maxwell-Stuart, stumbled upon some old brewing kit in an outbuilding that the modern era began.
Today the beers are still fermented in the original 18th century oak vessels, and head brewer Ian Cameron dips into old recipes for some of his creations, like his Jacobite Ale, complete with a handful of coriander.
The house is well worth a visit, there's plenty for the young to do – including a maze – and the 1745 Cottage Restaurant in the walled garden with its patio serves homemade fare – soups, cakes & light meals – and, of course, Traquair's ales.
You can even get married at Traquair.
- Lighter bottles
- Silver Award – Green Tourism Business Scheme
- Traquair Medieval Fayre – May
- Traquair Fair 6/6 – August
- Traquair Festive Fayre – November, see News
Traquair House supports Traquair Charitable Trust
SIBA, Visit Scotland, Historic Houses Association, Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Borders Chambers of Commerce
4 star Visit Scotland Attraction
Fuller review to come following visit