The historic Borders Royal burgh town of Peebles boasts many notable attractions including scenic rolling hill landscapes, the iconic river Tweed ambling down through the length of the town itself as well as the historic 14th century Neidpath Castle standing along the banks of the River Tweed as you head west out of the town. Venturing back into the town you come across a Neidpath of a slightly different sort in one of the towns favourite public houses, The Neidpath Inn.
As a long-established bar in the town, the Neidpath Inn was to come under the wing of a new proprietor in September of 2019 when Andrew Hittle took over the running of the inn. This was very much part of a lifelong ambition of Andrew’s since his days in the US Navy and is as much an extension of his entrepreneurial personality as it is an ever-evolving business serving both locals and visitors to the community.
Ever-evolving would be a fair way of summing up Andrew’s approach to running the Neidpath Inn as he continues to experiment and build the bar’s range of spirits, setting it aside from many other bars of its kind. With an ever-increasing range of malt whiskies including Jura, Glengoyne, Laphroaig and Yamazaki to a rum and gin portfolio that really helps forge the identity of this iconic Borders pub. As consumers continue to strive for ever more diversity and individuality in the spirits they choose to drink, tapping into this change in behaviour is something Andrew has clearly embraced and is evident with just a glance at the bar’s gantry.
This desire to set the Neidpath Inn aside and offer diversity and excitement extends beyond the offerings behind the bar with in-house entertainment that includes pool, darts, live bands, karaoke and an ever-increasing number of themed fancy-dress nights.
Outside the bar, investment is also evident with extensive outdoor seating made more comfortable with outdoor gas heating, blankets and a firepit making the ambience outside the Neidpath Inn equally as comforting as that inside.
Whether you are local to Peebles, visiting for the weekend or just passing through, experiencing the Neidpath Inn for yourself is really the only way to enjoy the remarkable offerings this rather spectacular place has to offer and if you decide to really settle in with a dram in your hand and your feet by the fire, the inn offers a choice of 5 bedrooms as well as a comfortable lounge and selection of sport of your choosing. Andrew is also sure to regale you with his personality, stories and passion as he does for so many of those who step through the doors of ‘The Path’.