Tibbie Shiels Inn


St Marys Loch, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5LH

    Set between two lochs, and a long rich history. Offering excellent food and drinks accomodation and camping and live music.

    Tibbie Shiels is a 5 bedroomed hotel, offering excellent quality home-cooked and locally sourced food, an extensive wine list, and a well-stocked friendly bar.  We also have the Conservatory and the Dining Room, which can seat up to 40 people, and overloooks the very beautiful St Marys Loch.  Tibbies has recently had a very favourable mention in 'The Times' newspaper.

    Our bedrooms are very well equipped with comfortble beds, en-suite bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities.  We have a Residents Lounge which offers a great selection of books, piano and TV including all Sky channels.

    The Inn takes its name from Isabella (Tibbie) Shiel who moved with the husband Robert Richardson, a mole catcher, in 1823 into what was then known as St Marys Cottage on the estate of Lord Napier.  After the death of her husband in the following year, Tibbie was determined to support herself and six bairns by taking in gentlemen lodgers.  Thirteen beds in all were available for guests in the room which is now the Bar and in the attic, although on occasions such as the 12th of August, "when the shooters come up among the hills" as many as 35 were accommodated, the excess being "made comfortable" on the floor!

    James Hogg 'the Ettrick Shepherd' was a regular visitor.  As an old friend of Hogg, Tibbie was unimpressed by his writing, saying: 'He wrote a great deal o'trash but was a gey sensible man for a'that'.  James Hogg's friend and contemporary, Sir Walter Scott, was another of Tibbies admirers and other names appearing in the visitor's books (still existing in the care of Tibbies descendants) are Robert L Stevenson, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Stoddart (angler and angling poet) and Gladstone.

    Since July 2008 Tibbie Shiels Inn has been owned and run by the Moody family.

    Open all Year Round Bed & Breakfast

    Open Weekends to the public, open all week for Bed & Breakfast.

    2 Inn
    Opening Times
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Closed Long Term

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Bowerhope Law (Dbl)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Bowerhope Law (Sgl)
    £54.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Bridge End (Fam)
    £180.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Bridge End (Dbl)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Bridge End (Sgl)
    £54.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Bridge End (Tri)
    £135.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Nether Hill (Tri)
    £135.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Nether Hill (Dbl)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Nether Hill (Sgl)
    £54.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Oxcleuch Rig (Dbl)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Oxcleuch Rig (Sgl)
    £54.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Riskenhope Rig (Twn)
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Riskenhope Rig (Sgl)
    £54.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    All rooms are per room per night and include a full scottish breakfast. Dinner is available from 5.30pm every evening. Rooms can be booked online via our website at www.tibbieshiels.co

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Caravan Holiday
    • Hotel Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks See our Website for seasonal offers


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Equipment Hire
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Level Access
    • Open To Non Residents

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Cubicle Changing Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Reception Facilities

    Road Directions

    You can reach us from the M74 Junction 15.  Head into Moffat, take the first right onto the A708.  Tibbie Shiels is situated on the A708 between Moffat and  Selkirk.

    Public Transport Directions

    There is no public transport within the Valley.  Should transport be required, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange pickup/drop off from our local surrounding towns/villages.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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