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Ducks Inn - The Bar

€€ - €€€, , British
38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, Scottish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with 9 mates after a days golfing. Last minute plan and we were delighted we went to this place - brilliant staff, brilliant atmosphere, lovely food all in all superb experience. We sampled most other wine list- all of which was excellent. Not much...More

Thank Fraser G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The best Butternut Squash soup I have ever tasted! Freshly made sandwiches and hand cup chips the perfect accompaniments for a wonderful lunch. Will be back soon!

1  Thank lesleyjw9
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very glad you enjoyed you birthday lunch, its what we aim to help with. Thanks for writing. Malcolm

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The lunch and dinner in the quirky bar were great. Loved the broccoli salad at lunch, the panacotta dessert and evening pork dish. Very tasty. Pleasant bar staff.

1  Thank Charbala
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The broccoli salad is what made me get in tow with JP, its so fresh and refreshing. I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit. Malcolm

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here recently all I can say is wow food first class especially in new restaurant which is stunning. Service professional nothing to much trouble. What a difference a few months can make ate here before wasent that thrilled as menu was not great and...More

Thank trace999
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks very much for your review and I'm glad you like the changes, we have always tried to adapt to a changing market place with out loosing quality. Hope we see you soon, winter menu coming soon. Malcolm

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

When travelling through the area, a cheeky pint and feed at Ducks inn has always been a guaranteed stop on the itinerary that never disappoints. The bar area delivers the ideal atmosphere for a small town setting, with the staff and owners always making us...More

Thank aaronanton
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your continued support, glad you enjoyed your visit. Some new ideas on the way for the winter. Malcolm

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Having booked the bar for a supper we were guided, without question, through to the restaurant which wasn’t a problem. However moving from the warm, colourful and familiar surroundings of the bar one couldn’t help but feel that you had climbed into the wardrobe ‘Narnia’...More

1  Thank JasperTat
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Customer feed back is something that means a lot to me and it very much drives where we go with the business. TripAdviser is but one form of feed back and I do take negative and positive feed back on board, one begins to see...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here for the weekend. The hotel had introduced a new menu at the beginning of March. I am a vegetarian but my husband is not. I'm quite fussy . It's not a large menu, I settled for deep fried fish...More

1  Thank Lorna Jane G
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for coming and I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much enjoyed having you. The new veture with my new partner John Paul seems to be being very well received, I'm glad you enjoyed his food. The fish and chips...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The Bar is dog friendly, the Owners and the Staff are very friendly and helpful. The Hotel was very clean and the room was immaculate.

1  Thank bevfromyork
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

If you like really nice wine & excellent single malts this is the place to be. It's a lovely cosy bar , where you feel at home almost as soon as you sit down , a good mix of hotel residents and locals just works...More

1  Thank pdw55
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely meal, spoiled by drunk in bar who was served a bottle of wine then a large glass of wine even though he was annoying other guests and eventualy rolled up his trouser leg to show us his rather horiffic combat wounds. But it seems...More

1  Thank graemehewit
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

The "Drunk" was a former Royal Marine with a very distinguished combat record who now suffers from PSD (post traumatic stress disorder). You had booked to eat in the Restaurant on the five course tasting menu and decided to change to the bar at the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Bar, Scottish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Aberlady
  • Phone Number: +44 1875 870682
  • E-mail
In addition to 23 comfy bedrooms The Bar at Ducks Inn is a superb, relaxed eating place. All the food is sourced locally and produced on the premises by Chef Mozdzen and his team. The menu changes with the seasons. Just 40 minutes down the coast from Edinburgh and its airport, Ducks Inn nestles in the sleepy village of Aberlady . Ducks Inn has one of Scotland's top whisky bars housing around one hundred malt whiskies including a collection from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of which Ducks Inn is a Home from Home partner bar. The wine list is one of the finest in Scotland and complements the outstanding menu in Ducks Restaurant. The Bar is very traditional, filled with golfing memorabilia and bar putting games. Real Ales are also a feature and Doombar is a regular with two guest beers rotating regularly. The Bar at Ducks Inn also features a large humidor filled with Cubans. You will always find a fond welcome when you Duck Inn to The Bar at Ducks Inn!
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