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Firebrick Brasserie and Thirlestane Castle launch exclusive meal and private tour package

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Lauder-based family-run restaurant Firebrick Brasserie has collaborated with Thirlestane Castle to create an exclusive lunch and private tour package for visitors to Lauder.

The package costs £29 per person and includes a Firebrick Cocktail (passion fruit mojito), mocktail or glass of Prosecco on arrival, pheasant salami canape with red onion, gin marmalade and sourdough crostini, and two courses from the Market Menu or a two-course roast on Sundays, plus an exclusive private tour of Thirlestane Castle. This package is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday until 1st October, with private tours of Thirlestane Castle available until 4pm.

Firebrick Brasserie, recently named ‘Restaurant Newcomer of theYear 2017’ in the Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2017, celebrates the use of local produce in their fine dining, family-friendly restaurant. Just a short distance from Firebrick Brasserie lies Thirlestane Castle, one of the seven ‘Great Houses of Scotland’. Dating back to the 16th century, Thirlestane Castle is one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castles. Marvel at the ornate 17th century ceilings, examine one of the largest collections of family portraits in Scotland and explore the nurseries full of Victorian and Edwardian toys.

David Haetzman, owner of Firebrick Brasserie, says: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Thirlestane Castle on bringing visitors to the area. This is the perfect package for the full Lauder experience – after exploring the town’s top visitor attraction, visitors can relax and enjoy lunch or dinner sampling some of the best local ingredients from Lauder’s larder.”

Edward Maitland-Carew of Thirlestane Castle, says: “This package takes care of everything so visitors can have an enjoyable family day out. What better way to explore this beautiful town than sightseeing and dining in one of our top restaurants?”

This package is valid until 1st October and is available by calling 01578 722430 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Child tour/lunch price - £12 each. Spaces are limited and the package must be booked in advance.

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