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).
27 Baird Road
0131 333 1320
all year except 25–26 Dec.
2 bars, restaurant, 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.
allowed in main bar only.
per room B&B £115–£185. À la carte £35.