The Bridge Inn at Ratho Shortlist*

Ratho, Midlothian

Guests receive a ‘cheerful welcome’ at this pub-with-rooms, which stands by a bridge over the Union Canal in a conservation village. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Guests receive a ‘cheerful welcome’ at this pub-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 (pie of the day; Mull Cheddar macaroni) and more elaborate dishes (pheasant and Ayrshire smoked bacon terrine, pickled beets, apple gel). 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, just across the canal. Convenient for Edinburgh Airport. 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–£220. À la carte £35.