It has been known for some wise regulars to argue that Ancrum actually lies at the geographic centre of the UK.

If that’s the case, it puts the Ancrum Cross Keys, with its location right in the middle of the village green, at its very heart.

Being a little more practical, however, it is probably enough to know that Ancrum lies 4 miles North of Jedburgh, just off the A68. It is about an hour from Edinburgh, and an hour and 15 mins from Newcastle.