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The Bridge Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
+44 131 333 1320
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (19 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“roast pork” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate hear twice . Food is average. Staff are pleasant and attentive but noisy screaming kids are a nuisance here and it is not a place for a romantic dinner for two.

Thank foodhound2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At last, a Scottish Chef that knows the definition of a pie! A pie, for all the others, is not a mush of gravy with a few bits of meats , in a ceramic dish and a frozen puff pastry top, which is.micro waved, its...More

Thank jim h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all! This restaurant has a good menu and also an impressive and extensive gluten free menu which suited my wife who is coeliac. Service was professional, efficient and speedy from the very pleasant staff. Excellent food and reasonably priced.

Thank TD6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit here in a long while but it has definitely upped it's game (I think it has changed hands) Dining room is now a lovely light extension overlooking the canal. The menu meant we were spoilt for choice but all were delicious The pie...More

Thank J07sc0tland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great welcome from owner feel at ease Great food fresh and tasty menu is spot on. Place is warm Great chef

Thank karba78
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 11 staying at Dalmahoy, a golf resort nearby where the food is not to be recommended. This restaurant was a very welcome alternative, a menu which made one want to try lots of dishes, produce that was fresh, cooking which...More

Thank hampshiredv
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The food is beautiful , fresh produce which is locally sourced however the prices are extortionate .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Called in on a couple of ocassions as we were staying at a nearby Hotel, so glad we did , the food was delicious and the staff friendly and attentative . We enjoyed everything we ate ,and portion sizes good. What stood out ? the...More

Thank zippydydoodah13
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Finally. After dozens of consistently sub-par, overpriced, mostly horrible dining experiences throughout several multi-week visits to Scotland during the past 3 years we found this gem. Oh it is sooo good. My wife and I had given up hope that you could find a decent...More

Thank Charles043
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had Sunday dinner here last weekend. Very busy place since massive new housing development built here. We had first class service and our meal was first class too. The staff could not be more attentive and based on food and service we will always return...More

Thank RobbsEdinburgh
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Bridge Inn. Our staff work extremely hard to deliver great service so we are delighted for it to be recognised. We look...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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