Good Hotel Guide Review
Expect a cheerful welcome at this gastropub with rooms, which stands by a bridge over the Union Canal in a conservation village. Fires burn in a bar popular with locals; in the inviting dining room, produce from local suppliers and the walled garden influences the menu of pub classics 'with a playful twist' (ham, egg and chips, pie of the day, fish and chips, cock-a-leekie) and more elaborate dishes (roasted loin of venison with pomme purée and Chantenay carrots). There's an outdoor terrace for sunny days. Upstairs, snug, pleasingly simple bedrooms have a canal view. Breakfast brings sausages from rare-breed pigs, and freshly laid chicken and duck eggs from Ratho Hall. Convenient for Edinburgh Airport. Sister hotel The Ship Inn is in Elie (see entry).
27 Baird Road
0131 333 1320
all year except 25–26 Dec.
2 bars, restaurant (gluten-free menu available), in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, terrace (beer garden, boat shed), bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
‘relaxed’ all day, monthly live music nights.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.
allowed in 2 bedrooms (£25 per stay) and public rooms.
B&B doubles from £100. À la carte £50.