Eating Out, Accommodation, Guest House / B&Bs in Aberlady
If your visiting Edinburgh and your not looking to be caught up within the hustle and bustle of the city, then let me recommend the Ducks Inn, only a short drive away from Edinburgh itself. Reasonably priced, good quality rooms is just what you’ll find here and I have to say, due to the fact that this hotel was originally built in 1638, it’s packed with charm and atmosphere. Malcolm and Fiona the present custodians of this great little time capsule, have invested heavily into bringing the hotel kicking and screaming into the 21st century and believe me, they’ve done a wonderful job indeed! Aberlady itself is a lovely village and the Ducks Inn is the hub of the community. The Ducks also has a great restaurant, also featured in the Food for Thought section of this chapter, so you really are catered for every step of the way here.
You have a couple of choices for food here at the Ducks Inn, whether you're looking for a casual bar meal or a fine dining experience, this place ticks both boxes perfectly. Firstly, the bar offers a casual dining experience and as the food is cooked in the same kitchen as the restaurant, you’ll still receive that standard of flair and locally sourced produce, all at a price that’s not out of this world. Then, we have the sit down restaurant, John Paul at the Ducks. Here, you’ll be receiving a two rosette service and one that is reasonably priced. The food is good, freshly prepared and where possible as aforementioned, the food where possible, is all locally sourced. I think it’s also worth mentioning, that John Paul’s does a taster menu, so if you want to move away from conventionally cooked food, give this a try!