AN award-winning Innerleithen guest house is set to unveil a brand-new food and drink experience for its guests.

Steve and Lisa Davies, who own the Caddon View country house, have transformed the building’s old conservatory into a café.

Steve said: “We started renovating the old conservatory at the back of the building and someone remarked that it would be a great place to have coffee and cake, or lunch and a glass of wine.”

Over the last 12 years, the couple have transformed the 160-year-old Victorian doctor’s surgery bit by bit, into one of the area’s most sought after places to dine or stay.

The new café opened last weekend, serving morning coffee, brunch, lunch afternoon tea, and evening meals.

Steve and Lisa take pride in using locally sourced, fresh ingredients for all their dishes.

Some of their local suppliers include Burnside Farm Foods, Tempest Brewery, Shaw Meats and Terroir Wines.

The new café is just the latest addition to the buzzing Borders town, with several galleries and shops springing up over the past couple of years.

And the couple have exciting plans to grow even further, with ambitions to host wine-tastings and other themed events, which they hope will appeal to both guests and locals.

Innerleithen is becoming more and more of a tourist hotspot, after hosting the Transcend Bike Festival over the weekend.

The music and biking festival attracted some big mountain biking names from all over the world.

Steve concluded: “These are exciting times for Innerleithen. With our new café venture, we’re delighted to add to the buzz.”