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Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed in a cottage just outside of Aberlady for New Year and decided to go to Ducks for the New Years eve celebrations, our party of 6 adults were made very welcome by the owner and his wife and all of the staff. There was a fixed menu on which we did not manage to book in time...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third year at ducks to celebrate the New Year. We were treated to a magnificent 5 course taster menu prior to dancing the night away to live music. The food was absolutely wonderful with a range of textures and flavours to tease the palate. I would thoroughly recommend the dining experience to all who love good food.

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Swindon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A complete break with tradition saw us having Christmas lunch here whilst staying in North Berwick. A warm welcome from Malcolm the owner plus sparkling wine (or non alcoholic alternative) on arrival, was followed by exquisite canapes, dainty enough not to spoil your appetite. I had opted for the sea bream starter which was a work of art on a...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really accommodating lunch with great food. We'd been out for a drive with the kids and needed somewhere to eat, as it was the run-up to christmas lots of our usual places we visit were busy, so we decided to try the Duck. Staff were great and the menu very enjoyable- will certainly be back

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Thank AlexanderJames1207
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Christmas lunch here on Christmas day itself and everything was excellent. The food was first class and the hospitality was second to none. Sparkling wine on arrival, some appetisers before lunch, fresh excellently cooked food, coffee in the lounge to follow.. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Malcolm and his team have excelled again. Lunch for 22 slightly demob happy educationalists. Fantastic service, exceptional food, great price and some were still there at 5pm. Some of our food below- the passion fruit parfait was declared best ever tasted and wonderful.

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Singapore
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Was staying in Aberlady and decided to venture into the Ducks Inn bar. Well that turned out to be the worst mistake we could have made. There was no friendly welcome by the bar staff or acknowledgement while waiting to be served and I was the only one at the bar !! Asked for a pint of Guinness & Vodka...

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Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

You were not charged tourist rates, no one is. We do look after our regular customers be they from Aberlady, Aberdeen or Australia. All our offers go out on our news letter to our data base of customers before being promoted any where else so those who have used us get first chance to see them. If you want to...

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Located in Aberlady, in an ideal location central to the Scotland Golf Coast, Duck's Inn presents an outstanding combination of top-class dining, super friendly staff, and lodging that's anywhere from 1000 yards to 10 miles away from some of the best golf courses in the world. Think Muirfield, North Berwick, and the historic Old Course at Musselburgh. For golfers, food...

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Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write, we enjoyed having you. Malcolm

Aberdeen
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very nice place to stay. Friendly staff - including the very chatty owner!! Fantastic restaurant - really nice meal. Room was not great. Clean but aged and dull decor. But quiet and with a comfortable bed. Would happily go back.

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Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the food and our stay over all. We are working on the bathrooms this winter. Thanks for your comments. Malcolm

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We dined late one afternoon and were shown into a bar/dining area filled with tables and chairs - not much room to move- too much squeezed into a small space so ambience a little lacking. Choose carefully from the menu - the salmon parfait priced in excess of £9 comprised three small teaspoonfuls with a few small wafers and mango...

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Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't find what you wanted, those little wafers and puree take a lot of work. We don't open packets pf pre prepared food. Every thing is home made with a lot of care. Malcolm

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1638, the eight bed roomed house and the neighboring school were converted into a 23 en-suite bedroom hotel in 1970. All rooms have central heating, hairdryers, ironing facilities, direct dial telephones, wi-fi access, colour televisions and tea/coffee making facilities. In Duck's Restaurant you can enjoy fresh local produce prepared skilfully with care. Other facilities include Donalds bar/bistro with an extensive whiskey collection, real ale and a sheltered courtyard for alfresco dining and drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ducks Inn

Address: Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE, Scotland (Formerly Ducks at Kilspindie House)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > East Lothian > Aberlady
Price Range: $113 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ducks Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Ducks At Kilspindie House Hotel Aberlady
Ducks At Kilspindie Hotel
Ducks At Kilspindie Aberlady
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