Good Hotel Guide Review
Michelin-starred and Bibbed Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin and wife, Michaela, have transformed the old Golf Inn in this coastal village into a cutting-edge gastropub-with-rooms. Bedrooms, in colours reflecting the East Lothian landscape, have striking wallpaper by artist Mairi Helena, a coffee machine, marble bathroom with walk-in shower, bespoke handmade toiletries, and an original fireplace. ‘The attention to detail on every account was outstanding,’ writes a reader in 2019. ‘We were welcomed with afternoon tea. To find chocolate and macaroons when we went to bed was a real surprise.’ Public rooms are a blend of Scottish and Scandi style. In the Stables dining room, with its dramatic, high-beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls and towering fireplace, locally sourced seasonal produce appears in nature-to-plate modern pub classics – grass-fed Highland Wagyu burger, spelt and lentil burger, fish pie, ham, egg and chips, steak pie and bone marrow. Local man Matthew Budge heads the kitchen. There is a children’s menu, an outdoor wood-fired oven. Muirfield (and several other golf courses) and fine Firth of Forth beaches are a tee shot away. (Lynn Annette Middleton)
13. 5 in adjacent cottages.
all year except 25 Dec (but check).
bar, restaurant, outside dining room, garden room, private dining room, garden area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), wedding facilities, bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in superior rooms (£25 a night), in restaurant and pub area.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £195–£470 (£225–£595 around key golf event days). À la carte £45.