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 (fish and chips; pie of the day) and more elaborate dishes (duck breast, confit leg, celeriac purée, pickled pear, chicory). 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 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 2 bedrooms and public rooms.
per room B&B single £80–£210, double £90–£220. À la carte £45.