Who are we?

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Lynne Alldritt – Proprietor

After 17 years in the catering industry I felt it was the right time & place to do my own thing, so purchased the Beech Tree in July 2004. I had gained valuable experience at the Braeval Old Mill working with Nick Nairn, One Devonshire Gardens, Peebles Hotel Hydro, Leonardo & Co, not to mention a lot of the local pubs in the area. 15 years on & I still love it. I know it is impossible to get it right all of the time, but as long as we are trying our best then that’s all I can ask. My mission statement is to put the word “customer”, back into “customer service” as I feel too many times we experience poor service.

I am grateful to everyone who visits the Beech Tree, especially those who take the time to fill in our comment cards, as this is one of the great tools I can use to gauge what you really think of us, whether you think we are getting it right & your helpful suggestions for where we can make improvements. The 15 years have had ups & downs, but I won’t give up trying to make you want to come back time & time again.

I would like to thank everyone for choosing to use & supporting the Beech Tree, as a small independent business your custom is very important to us. I hope you enjoy your Beech Tree experience.

 I have a great team working with me just now, who I would like to introduce to you… 

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Anne Skea – Manager

A farmers daughter that has lived locally most of my life who appreciates good, well cooked quality food. I enjoy meeting people and the challenges of the day to day running of the Beech Tree. In the past I have had various jobs including working at a chartered surveyors, a car dealers as well working in a bakery in Holland for 10 years.

I started working at the Beech Tree in May 2006 and was promoted to manager at the start of 2007. I enjoy working with all the animals & doing the odd gardening shift. It has been rewarding to maintain the high standards of the Beech Tree

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Liz Robertson – Assistant Manager

I have now been working at the Beech Tree for just over 14 years. I started off as a waitress, working my way up to supervisor & am now Assistant Manager. Before joining the Beech Tree team, I worked in a local inn as a chef for 9 years.