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Ducks Inn - The Bar

€€ - €€€, , British
38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (14 reviews)
“oatcakes” (2 reviews)
“tartare” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Scottish, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

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
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
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

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

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.

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

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

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

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lunch for four on a Sunday afternoon in what looked like a really nice pub. Internal decor suggests there has been no investment in over a decade, everything very tired. Bar menu was basic but looked reasonable. One member of the group ordered saffron, chorizo...More

Thank rbc_1985_rbc
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit, its a shame you didn't say at the time when you were asked. We really cant understand why some folk say they have enjoyed it when they haven't. Everything we serve is fresh and home made which...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Was attending a wedding in the village and popped in for drink we had the Ducks lager which was delicious, nice warm friendly atmosphere, felt welcome will definitely return.

Thank scotlass508
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you very for coming and taking the time to write a review. I am very glad you enjoyed your visit, I hope we see you again soon. Malcolm

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We were incredibly disappointed with our lunch. There are signs for awards on the way in so we expected so much more. There were only 4 items on the lunch menu, 1 of which was not available but I hadn’t been told that until I...More

Thank jenjames03
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

I am very sorry you didn't have a great experience with us. I am sorry I wasn't there and didn't see you. I'm afraid I cant understand how you thought there were only 4 items on the menu though; soup, scallops, smoked salmon sandwich, cheese...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Cuisine
Meals
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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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