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In Pictures: A first look at Tom Kitchin's new pub with rooms in Gullane

Award-winning chef Tom Kitchin and his team opened their new pub with rooms in the East Lothian village of Gullane this week. 

Published: December 12, 2018
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Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect from The Bonnie Badger, which opened on Wednesday 12th December.

Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

The hotel that was previously known as The Golf Inn has undergone a full refurbishment under the watchful eye of the Kitchin Group.

Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

Dishes  from The Bonnie Badger kitchen will  follow Tom’s ‘From Nature to Plate’ ethos  and  will  work closely with  local  Scottish farmers  to source the  best  possible ingredients.

Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

The menu  will  feature twists on pub and seasonal classics  such as  Steak pie with bone marrow (pictured below) and a Jerusalem artichoke and pearl barley risotto.

Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

The Bonnie Badger’s dining room, The Stables, will be  housed in a converted stable block, with restored  wooden rafters  vaulting  over  an open fire place  surrounded by  oak tables.

Tom Kitchin Gullane

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Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

There are 14 individually designed bedrooms  including a suite  boasting a  four-poster  bed  and roll top bath.

Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

All of the interior design has created  by Tom's Swedish-born wife and business partner Michaela and Stephen Paterson of Burns Design, with the interior blend of Scandinavian and Scottish design and taking inspiration  from Scotland’s rich tapestry of natural resources .

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Tom Kitchin The Bonnie Badger

Tom and Michaela say they  have dreamt of having a pub with rooms for years,  and that they've always been particularly fond of Gullane and the East Lothian area. So that when the opportunity arose, they had to take it.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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