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Ducks Inn - The Bar

€€ - €€€, British,
38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
+44 1875 870682
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
38 High Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really warm and friendly place that serves incredibly high end food for a prices that don't reflect such high quality. Definitely recommend to anyone around for golf or the beaches.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Popped in for some lunch with my wife and mum. Small selection on the menu but was pleasantly surprised with the tasty soup and sandwiches we had. Food was delicious and could tell was homemade and loved it. Even had a nice encounter with Mr...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank maximospark
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank FSG060571
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!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank lesleyjw9
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Charbala
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank trace999
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank aaronanton
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn - The Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank l0rnajaneg
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank bevfromyork
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Bar, British, Scottish, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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