Category Archives: Stockbridge

Hectors: the Central Perk of Stockbridge

A nice bit up statement wallpaper up the back of Hectors in Stockbridge
A nice bit up statement wallpaper up the back of Hectors in Stockbridge

Hectors is one of those places that everyone knows about and has probably been to at some point. Its position in the centre of Stockbridge guarantees great footfall and a recent visit there proved it’s cross-generational popularity. Is it any good though?

Continue reading Hectors: the Central Perk of Stockbridge

The Raeburn: its branding is better than its breakfast

Built in the 1830s, the Raeburn in Stockbridge is an impressive building
Built in the 1830s, The Raeburn in Stockbridge is an impressive building

The Raeburn Hotel languished lonely and unloved in Stockbridge for a number of years until it was re-opened earlier this year as simply The Raeburn. Offering boutique hotel rooms, a bar, restaurant and various terraces, a lot of money has clearly been spent on the place as we discovered recently when we went for Sunday brunch the day after a wedding. Eight of us plus Eric the dog were looking forward to a hearty breakfast and a look back at the previous day’s momentous events in the company of the bride and groom themselves. So did the Raeburn measure up enough for us to consider a long-term relationship?
Continue reading The Raeburn: its branding is better than its breakfast