The Fleece Bar and Kitchen is a family owned Restaurant and Bar nestled in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Conveniently located on the A7, we are right in the heart of this Historic Town steeped in tradition. Our Restaurant entrance
looks out onto Selkirk’s Market Place where Sir Walter Scott still proudly resides!
The Fleece building dates back to the early 19th century where records show there has been an “Inn” of some description since 1823. In 2017 the exterior went through some major building works to restore and replace parts of this historical building to ensure there will still be an “Inn” for many more years to come!
At The Fleece Hotel on 17 November 1875, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club (DDTC) was formed and this association is still going strong today. You can, on occasion, walk into the Bar and there will be Dandies and their owners sitting there – especially in June each year when many come to visit the founding father of the breed, Old Ginger, at The Haining and participate in the annual Dandie Derby – it is a sight to behold!
No longer a Hotel, The Fleece Bar and Kitchen has been owned and run by the Ward Family since February 2016.
Between them, Tracey and Trevor have over 60 years experience in the Hospitality and Catering Industry and have gained experience in a wide variety of different establishments. Tracey began her career in the Travel Industry and moved into Hotels in 1990 as Reservations Manager at The Mount Royal Hotel on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. After moving within the Hotel Group a few years later, she decided to focus on Front of House Operations. Trevor has worked in some of the top Hotels in the UK and was Head Chef in the fine dining restaurant at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews – where he was the first Chef in the Hotels history to be awarded 3 AA Rosettes in The Grill Restaurant in 2004. Their Son Ryan has recently completed and passed a Modern Apprenticeship to be a Chef - he now works alongside Trevor in the Kitchen full time. Their Daughter Jemma is at University studying English & Scottish Literature, however, is a regular addition to the Front of House Team at weekends and Holidays. The Team is completed by Colin and Jeanette front of house who both have considerable experience in the industry and Euan in the Kitchen.