Homer's General Blog


Christmas Day Lunch in Burt’s Hotel, Melrose

After two days in heavy wind and rain at Gibson Park Caravan Club Site in Melrose, Christmas Day was a perfect day; blue skies, sunny and dry.

Christmas Lunch with our good friends, Helen and Bill Langdon, was a fabulous feast!


We had reservations at Burt’s Hotel and started proceedings with champagne, as you do!

The Christmas Lunch Menu  (click to download as pdf) was very tempting, making a choice difficult for each one of the four courses.

The meal was delicious, the staff very friendly and the service excellent (extremely efficient though perhaps a little rushed - we’d have liked a little pause between courses, especially dessert).

This is the third year we have spent Christmas in Melrose in our motorhome, each time enjoying Christmas Day Lunch in either the Townhouse or its sister hotel Burt’s.

For those looking for mass fine dining, this is the place to come. We heartily recommend both the Townhouse Hotel and Burt’s Hotel.

Melrose in Bixie for Christmas

We are spending Christmas in the motorhome at Gibson Park Caravan Club Site in Melrose. Margaret, the dogs, Magan & Maya, and myself arrived at 1pm today in heavy rain; but the weather forecast Christmas Day & Boxing Day is looking better.

This is the 3rd year we have come here for the festivities; the highlight is Christmas lunch at the Townhouse Hotel - though this year it is Burts Hotel (a sister hotel) - in Melrose town centre - just a few hundred yards away from the campsite.

Our friends Helen & Bill Langdon have joined us this year in their caravan.

Quite a contrast to Cancun!

Cancun, here we come!

Margaret and I are sitting in the BA Executive Lounge at Gatwick awaiting departure of our flight to Cancun. Two weeks at Le Blanc Spa Resort.

© Homer Lindsay 2013, 2014, 2015