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Stewart Brewing


This is a traditional yet innovative brewing company that acknowledges Edinburgh’s long brewing heritage. Located in the outskirts of the city, the tours start with samples and snacks, and then a walk-through from start to finish of the beer-making process, followed by a return to the bar where some brewing experts will share some of their brewing secrets. Their innovative Craft Beer Kitchen is Scotland’s first brew-it-yourself facility where you can brew your own masterpiece!

Further information:  Stewart Brewing

Distance from station: Eskbank 4.5 miles / 7 km

Suitable for G & FIT

The Secret Herb Garden


This is where your clients can discover a specialist herb nursery at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Visitors can explore the gardens bordered by native hedgerow or enjoy the herbs in the glasshouse. There is also a café and shop. And, when the moon is in the right phase, there are ‘Full Moon Dinners’ – a creative dining experience within the garden hosted by guest chefs.

Further information: The Secret Herb Garden

Distance from station: Eskbank 5.6 miles / 9km; Newtongrange 6.8 miles / 11km

Suitable for G & FIT

The Paper Mill at Laswade

An all-day bar and restaurant serving local produce situated in a former paper mill. This area of the Esk Valley once had ten paper mills, creating top quality paper from imported esparto grass. All the papermaking has now gone and the valley of the River Esk is a peaceful place. Your clients will see this for themselves at this striking, yet informal venue, designed to be sympathetic to the village’s historical surroundings. Open all day till late for drinks and meals.

Further information:  The Papermill-Lasswade

Distance from station: Eskbank 2 miles 3 km

Suitable for G & FIT

For more Food & Drink places in Midlothian, visit our Eating Out page. And if you are planning an event, why not visit our Food Specialists page to find the listings of all best food specialists in Midlothian.