The Bridge Inn at Ratho Shortlist*

Ratho, Midlothian

Beside a bridge over the Union Canal, Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s genial pub-with-rooms is conveniently sited for Edinburgh airport. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Beside a bridge over the Union Canal, Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s genial pub-with-rooms is conveniently sited for Edinburgh airport. Fires burn in a bar popular with locals; in the ‘inviting’ dining room, local produce influences the menu of pub classics (fish and chips; Mull Cheddar macaroni) and more elaborate dishes (glazed duck breast, confit duck leg pancakes, creamed kale). ‘Snug’, modestly furnished bedrooms are ‘warm and clean’; all four have a canal view. Breakfast brings sausages from rare-breed pigs, and freshly laid chicken and duck eggs from Ratho Hall, just across the canal – fuel for the seven-mile walk down the towpath to Edinburgh. Sister hotel 
The Ship Inn is in Elie (see main entry).

Hotel details

Address

27 Baird Road
Ratho
Midlothian
EH28 8RA
Scotland

Telephone

0131 333 1320

Bedrooms

4.

Open

all year except 25–26 Dec.

Facilities

2 bars, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, terrace (beer garden, boat shed), bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

‘relaxed’ all day, monthly live music nights.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in main bar only.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £115–£185. 
À la carte £35.