Open Arms Hotel , Dirleton – 4 Star

After a long day on the golf course or a walk on the sea shore you can return to the relaxing atmosphere of our comfortable lounges with, in Winter, real log fires. In Summer you may choose to sit in the courtyard and listen to the birds. Whatever your choice, you may thoroughly enjoy an afternoon tea or drink whilst sitting back with a newspaper or book and allowing the strains of everyday life to ooze away.

There are many places of interest in the area from some fascinating little shops to the Seabird Centre, the Museum of Flight, Dirleton Castle (of course!), Tantallon Castle and Edinburgh, which is only a thirty minute journey by a good train service or by car. The many golf courses offer play for most standards and there are delightful walks along the sea shores in Gullane, Yellowcraigs and North Berwick.

Most of our twelve bedrooms are front-facing overlooking the Castle. We do, however, have four garden rooms, which are popular with those less fond of stairs and four-legged visitors, who are always welcome when well-behaved. All rooms have free wi-fi access. Our chefs take great pleasure in offering delicious dishes prepared with the best of local ingredients where possible and the busy restaurants are a testament of their skill. You may choose from the bright informality of Deveau’s Brasserie with its good choice of menu or the Library with its more sophisticated dishes. After dinner take time to relax with a liqueur or coffee in one of the many comfortable chairs or sofas in the lounges and think of nothing but a cosy bed and an excellent breakfast.

We shall do our utmost to provide you with a relaxing visit so that, on departure, you leave much refreshed. We hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to our family owned hotel.


Many of our rooms overlook the historic Dirleton Castle although four are garden rooms with one being suitable for wheel-chair users.

One of the rooms has its own fireplace whilst another has a bay window with seating in the bay. All are individually decorated and have a seating area, en-suite, television, tea and coffee making facilities and free wi-fi access. Ten of our twelve rooms can either be made up with king-size or twin beds. Two rooms have double beds.

Golf :

When you stay with at the Open Arms Hotel you can enjoy some of the finest golf courses on the east coast. The hotel is close to all the famous East Lothian golf courses, including the Open Championship course  Muirfield  and qualifier courses such as Dunbar, Gullane  and North Berwick West Links.

Dining :

The Finest Cuisine with Ambient Service
Choose from the informal, cheerful setting of Deveau’s Brasserie or the more formal charm of the Library.

Both menus, where possible, are made from local and seasonal produce. If you are staying two nights why not dine in each restaurant?

The Library
The perfect romantic setting.

Soft lighting, unobtrusive service, succulent menus and superb wines the Library is the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or special occasion.

View Sample Menu

Dinner served 7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m


Bright and cheerful at the front of the hotel, Deveau’s has an extensive choice of dishes served by our friendly staff. THE place for an informal, happy meal.

View Starters & Mains Sample Menu

View Sweets & Coffees Sample Menu

Lunch served 12.00 p.m. to  2.00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 12.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Dinner served 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday