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The Bridge Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
+44 131 333 1320
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (20 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“roast pork” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found the Bridge Inn on Trip Advisor whilst looking for somewhere to eat on our way to Edinburgh Airport. We booked a table online, which was really easy to do. The staff were really accommodating, nothing was too much bother. There was a good...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn is located by the canal side at Ratho and fortunately there is a large car park since getting a space in the street can be difficult in this or any other suburban village. The setting has a country feel despite the close proximity...More

Thank Rantin rover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big pub that caters to a lot of guests all while maintaining a very good quality of food. The portions are big and there is a big choice of local pub food on the menu!

Thank mansbk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party enjoyed a great meal at The Bridge Inn on Saturday but had to battle against the racket from the sound system So loud the waitress struggled to hear our order. Across the room people were shouting to be heard. Something for the staff...More

Thank GrandGousier13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually we bike here in the summer and sit out in the garden, but it was cold and snowy so we decided to walk by by the canal and go here for lunch. It was a good choice, and one made by many others. Thankfully...More

Thank hilarymunro
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Really tasty food, large portions and a very warm welcome greeted us last evening. We don’t find the prices expensive for what we ate - my hubby had two whopping scallops on top of his risotto starter and apart from eating the entire pie for...More

Thank Z4Me
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Friday night in December. I ordered the scallops with pea shoots and pea veloute for starter. The scallops were a good size,cooked well and the pea veloute was delicious along with the bacon crumb which compliments the sweetness...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Once again lovely food - home made pie a big hit. Every dish on the menu a good choice. Great service. Friendly atmosphere. Dogs made very welcome in pub area. Will be back soon.

Thank Ladonnia H
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We ate here after good TA reviews when we were staying in an airport hotel nearby. I thought the food was OK but not worth the prices they were charging. To start, I had the cullen skink. It lacked flavour and seemed to be just...More

Thank Scott197
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Scott Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you didn't completely enjoy your visit to The Bridge Inn and that we didn't live up to your expectations. We think that our menu is very well priced for fresh, delicious home-made food. Our...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

We booked accomodation at the Bridge Inn for our final night in Scotland as it was only 10 minutes from the airport. The room was very clean and comfortable. The food and service was amazing. It was Sunday and the homely feel of families enjoying...More

1  Thank JillandJohn012
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Jill and John Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for your very kind words. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us at the end of your trip. It is great for our staff...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 333 1320
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The Bridge Inn at Ratho is situated on the banks of The Union Canal, 7 miles to the west of Edinburgh in the picturesque village of Ratho. Graham and Rachel Bucknall took over the Bridge Inn in 2010 and have undertaken an extensive refurbishment project to maximise the space and to create a beautiful restaurant overlooking the canal, a terrace over the water, as well as four beautiful bedrooms and a cosy fire lit bar.We pride ourselves on not just producing great food, but also on working with our suppliers to give you the best of Scottish produce. Our menu is put together by our Head Chef Ben and changes with the seasons. We always feature our ever popular pub favourites, like fresh haddock with hand-cut chips or our pie of the week. The restaurant features venison, hake, pigeon, salmon and hand-dived scallops alongside our beautiful 35-day hung beef. In season we have locally-shot game.We grow and rear much of our own produce, and our Head Chef Ben and our gardener Charlie work together to put the freshest food on your plate - often the same day it was picked.Our walled garden, 200 yards along the canal towpath, produces the freshest seasonal vegetables throughout the year. We grow our own carrots, potatoes, leeks, spinach, cabbages, salad leaves and much more. Our own apples and rhubarb are used in our crumble - even our own nettles, delicious in our homemade nettle soup.We breed our own saddleback pigs, who live outside in the fresh air and are looked after by all the family - we know that a happy pig produces the tastiest meat. You will regularly find our menus featuring pork loin, fillet, belly, sausages and crackling, all from our own pigs.
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