photo by Lesley Clarke
Dirleton is very fortunate, as a small village, to have two inns with restaurant facilities that are popular with locals and visitors alike. Other accommodation options range from a grand mansion to an excellent camping and caravan site. Eating out in and around Dirleton is a popular village pastime, and as well as the Dirleton Gallery which has a small cafe, there are numerous opportunities in the surrounding area for everything from coffee and cakes to evening meals.
The Open Arms Hotel
phone: 01620 850 241
Overlooking the castle in the middle of the village, the Open Arms has twelve bedrooms and can offer lunches and evening meals informally in Deveau’s Brasserie, and in the more formal Library. It has a variety of possibilities for parties and functions and small conferences. A festive pre- and Christmas Day menus can be found on their website.
The Castle Inn and Hotel
phone: 01620 850 221
The Castle Inn is a striking white and black building at the top of Dirleton village green with a long and fascinating history. Its opening hours and facilities are subject to seasonal variations, so it is advisable to phone and check.
The Water Tower
phone: 01620 850 805
A striking modern take on Dirleton’s vernacular building style, tucked into the centre of the village, this B&B has two rooms available and are happy to organise golf for guests.
The Amalfi Cafe
This has opened in the premises of the old shop/post office during the summer of 2018. It serves coffee, cakes and a varfety of ice creams to take away.
Coffee in the Castle
Coffee machine and maybe a chocolate bar to take into the stunning grounds.
Eat and Stay just beyond Dirleton Village