The County Hotel in Selkirk is long overdue a mention on my site. I can honestly say it is one of my favourite haunts. Why? Because they leave you in peace. You are warmly greeted by friendly staff or one of the two Norwegian hosts who have made this hostelry into such a convivial establishment. Being a genuine Souter I can only add that the County is a great asset to the Royal Burgh.
If you want to find yourself a comfortable seat in the Bistro bar at the front of the hotel, you can then enjoy a really good choice of coffee. I often accompany this with a light lunch. There's also a choice of scones, shortbread etc at the bar. If I am on my own I can sit and read the local papers in peace or a couple of chapters of whatever paperback is hidden in the bowels of my shoulder bag. I cannot emphasise enough the word "comfortable". You really don't want to leave.
On the other hand if I am meeting a friend, we can sit and talk and talk and talk and no one hassles or bothers you. I recently did the latter for almost four hours!! How many places could you do that.
There is also a good restaurant at the rear of the property and across the vennel a fairly new venture in the shape of an Italian restaurant.
WELL DONE THE COUNTY. YOU DESERVE ANY RECOGNITION YOU GET.