Dear loyal guests and friends of The Bonnie Badger.
With heavy hearts we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend trading in all of our venues throughout Kitchin Group from tomorrow, Thursday 19th March 2020, due to the speed of the COVID-19 developments.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we are devastated that it has come to this situation. The safety of our amazing guests, our loyal suppliers and our hard-working team remain our priority. All we can do at this stage is to try to remain focused and it is with regret that we feel the government has given us no other choice but to close our establishments.
We have always invested heavily in the personal growth and development for each individual employee in our team and we often receive lovely feedback from guests on what a fantastic team we have. We couldn’t agree more and we are heartbroken at the thought of anyone leaving us, but we see no other option at this stage. Regrettably we will have to make redundancies within the company, but as restauranteurs it is our duty of care to continue to look after everyone as much as we possibly can.
Needless to say, we are faced with very challenging times throughout the hospitality industry for the foreseeable future. We are currently seeking answers to many uncertainties but we’re trying to remain positive and grounded. Once this pandemic passes and normal trade resumes across the UK we will do everything in our power to rebuild our venues and continue to create career opportunities within our business.
Thank you to everyone who have shown loyalty and support to us in various ways throughout this difficult time of our lives. We’re in this together. We will remain dedicated to our industry and the many hard-working people around us.
We will see you soon. Look after each other and stay safe.
-Michaela and Tom Kitchin and the Directors of Kitchin Group.
In the heart of East Lothian's coastal village of Gullane, The Bonnie Badger is the new charming hotel with a pub, restaurant, rooms and garden created by husband and wife team, Tom & Michaela Kitchin.
The charming site of The Bonnie Badger has always played an important part in the village life, dating back to 1836 when it first opened as an Inn. After an extensive renovation and refurbishment undertaken by the Kitchin family, The Bonnie Badger proudly opened its doors in December 2018.
The Hotel has undertaken a significant transformation, restoring and displaying many of the building’s original charm and features. The main house proudly expresses a genuine home away from home ethos where guests instantly connect with its charming and beautifully reinstated décor.
The Dining Room at The Bonnie Badger -The Stables- features a truly impressive ceiling showcasing the original beams of the old horse stable building dating back to the early days of the Inn. A grand fireplace towers over the dining room as a beautiful centre piece. The original sand stone walls have been brought back to life and been carefully restored giving the room a great character in a blend of classic panelling and stunning designer lighting showcasing some beautiful design elements.
Using only seasonal, local produce and an impressive display of artisan beers and wine selection The Stables menu offers a modern take on pub classics in line with Chef Tom Kitchin’s 'From Nature to Plate' philosophy which has become synonymous with the group’s other restaurants in Edinburgh.
The charming Bonnie Badger hotel features 13 individually designed en-suite bedrooms located in the main house and over two cottages at the rear of the garden. The hotel also holds a bar - The Broc Bar - which has been beautifully restored having previously played hosts as the main dining room over the years. The hotel now presents a stylish garden room and a Private Dining room which can host up to 32 diners in an exclusive setting, adjacent to the back garden.
The garden of the hotel features an outdoor fireplace and an outside bar in good weather as well as an outdoor kitchen showcasing the Green Eggs and Utopia.
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The Bonnie Badger
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