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The Bridge Inn at Ratho - Pub in Midlothian

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27 Baird Road, Ratho, EH28 8RA, Midlothian
Scotland, United Kingdom

Graham & Rachel Bucknall
+44 (0)131 333 1320(landline)

A stylish, canal-side inn – you get Sunday lunch, tow paths that lead into Edinburgh, then a pretty garden and whisky bar

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This lovely inn sits in a small village directly above the Union Canal. Footpaths head west into the country, after tucking into Sunday lunch you can hire bikes and follow the tow path into Edinburgh. If all that sounds too strenuous, then plonk yourself on the terrace and watch the odd boat chug past while sipping a pint of good ale. Inside, the view is weather-proofed by big windows in the dining room. An easy style runs throughout. You’ll find wood-burners, smart colours, a whisky bar, the odd sofa. In summer, there are barbecues on Friday nights, an ice cream shed in the garden, even a monthly pub quiz. The airport is ten minutes away, but you’re not on the flight path, so peace reigns. Children are very welcome, as are dogs in the popular bar area.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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"Great location and food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very easy to get into Edinburgh by bus and tram (day return £4). Rural atmosphere. Will use as our base again when we come to Edinburgh."

Kim - Fremantle, Australia

September 2017
"This was a fabulous place to stay. We loved the ambience of the place. The satff were very friendly and professional. They made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble to them. The food here was divine. To visit Edinburgh was easy, we parked our car at the free car park beside the tram station close by and had a stress free trip into the city. Thank you for having us."


May 2017

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Lunch & dinner, £5-£35. Sunday lunch from £12.95.


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27 Baird Road, Ratho, EH28 8RA, Midlothian


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