The Bonnie Badger
Welcome to The Bonnie Badger
In the heart of East Lothian's coastal village of Gullane, The Bonnie Badger is the new charming hotel with a pub, restaurant, rooms and garden created by husband and wife team, Tom & Michaela Kitchin.
The charming site of The Bonnie Badger has always played an important part in the village life, dating back to 1836 when it first opened as an Inn. After an extensive renovation and refurbishment undertaken by the Kitchin family, The Bonnie Badger proudly opened its doors in December 2018.
The Hotel has undertaken a significant transformation, restoring and displaying many of the building’s original charm and features. The main house proudly expresses a genuine home away from home ethos where guests instantly connect with its charming and beautifully reinstated décor.
The Dining Room at The Bonnie Badger -The Stables- features a truly impressive ceiling showcasing the original beams of the old horse stable building dating back to the early days of the Inn. A grand fireplace towers over the dining room as a beautiful centre piece. The original sand stone walls have been brought back to life and been carefully restored giving the room a great character in a blend of classic panelling and stunning designer lighting showcasing some beautiful design elements.
Using only seasonal, local produce and an impressive display of artisan beers and wine selection The Stables menu offers a modern take on pub classics in line with Chef Tom Kitchin’s 'From Nature to Plate' philosophy which has become synonymous with the group’s other restaurants in Edinburgh.
The charming Bonnie Badger hotel features 13 individually designed en-suite bedrooms located in the main house and over two cottages at the rear of the garden. The hotel also holds a bar - The Broc Bar - which has been beautifully restored having previously played hosts as the main dining room over the years. The hotel now presents a stylish garden room and a Private Dining room which can host up to 32 diners in an exclusive setting, adjacent to the back garden.
The garden of the hotel features an outdoor fireplace and an outside bar in good weather as well as an outdoor kitchen showcasing the Green Eggs and Utopia.
The Bonnie Badger features Deluxe, Superior and Loft bedrooms as well as a Master suite, situated across the main house as well as two exterior cottages, Hazel and Honeysuckle cottages adjacent to the garden.
Each and every bedroom showcase a range of luxury Smartdown bedding and a quality Hypnos mattress. All rooms display fine crisp white linen 400TC Egyptian cotton and 550GSM towels by Laura Thomas as well as luxurious bathrobes, slippers and plush bathmats. The stylish en-suite marble bathrooms feature a top of the range walk-in shower as well as bespoke Scottish hand-made Siabann toiletries. All rooms offer a coffee machine and a tea selection, as well as carefully selected accessories to enhance each and every stay.
The individually designed bedrooms feature designer wallpaper by Scottish artist Mairi Helena, alongside carefully selected fabrics and soft furnishings, all reflecting the colour palette of the charming East Lothian landscape.
All over-night guests are invited to enjoy breakfast in the Stables Dining Room in the main house.
The Stables Dining Room
The Dining Room at The Bonnie Badger - The Stables - will serve modern takes on pub classics in line with Chef Tom Kitchin's ‘From Nature to Plate’ passion of using only the freshest, locally sourced seasonal produce.
The Stables features a truly impressive ceiling showcasing the original beams of the old horse stable building dating back to the early days of the Inn, which was founded in 1836 at the heart of the Gullane community. The original sandstone walls have been brought back to life and been carefully restored giving the room great character, while a blend of classic panelling and stunning lighting showcases some beautiful design elements, and a grand fireplace forms the room's centrepiece.
The Stables Dining room offers an à la carte menu along with daily seasonal specials, and reservations are available online.
The Bonnie Badger is the perfect location to play some of the finest golf courses in the East Lothian area of Scotland , such as Gullane, North Berwick, The Glen, Dunbar, Craigielaw, Archerfield or Muirfield