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Torphichen Arms

November 2014

“The Torph” in Mid Calder has recently undergone an impressive refurbishment in keeping with its character as an important historic building, and has re-opened with a completely transformed look and a new food service.

Chef Stephen Cornwall, who has previously worked at the Riccarton Arms in Currie and Kinleith Arms in Juniper Green, has developed an extensive menu that combines hearty pub food with some gourmet touches. 

Interior, Torphichen Arms

Food is served seven days a week, families are welcome and a children's menu is available.With everything from nibbles (starting at £2.95) through traditional starters and mains there is something to please everyone. Separate fish sections and grill sections on the menu have six options each, not to mention the sandwich sections. A nice touch on the menu is a selection “for those with a smaller appetite.”

They have also developed a Christmas menu which is available throughout December, and are taking bookings for Christmas party nights now. They hope to welcome many local families, businesses and other groups for your special Christmas night out. As well as doing full justice to the traditional Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings (3 courses) there are of course vegetarian options for all courses besides some interesting alternatives - the breaded brie wedges with salad and cranberry sauce caught my eye as an alternative starter, and there is a pan-fried salmon option for mains.

The Torphichen Arms also now offers a full Sunday breakfast from 12noon to 3pm.

Landlady Irene has been at the helm of the Torphichen Arms now for 8 years and is delighted with this long-awaited refurbishment. Call in and check out the new menu, Irene will be delighted to welcome you.