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Inverkip, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our visit to the The Ducks was a birthday gift and it proved to be a very good one! Our room was clean and spacious and had everything we needed the icing on the cake was the talents of the chef. Our food was 1st class and every course better than the last:-) If you are in the area of...

Thank mmcneill2017
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed you Fine Dining experience at Ducks Inn, East Lothian is full of surprises. Food is what Ducks has always been and we are very much returning to that philosophy so I am delighted you all enjoyed it. I am very sorry to have missed you, I was away at my brother's surprise 60th. Thanks for...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here for our 13th wedding anniversary - it came highly recommended by a dear and trusted friend. We had the tasting menu(s) and stayed overnight Dinner Was lovely - especially the amuse Boucher - mushroom risotto aranchini. My Husband is allergic to sea food and very fussy about meats - so we arranged to have 1 veg tasting menu and...

Thank Caterina O
Eider, Front Office Manager at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write and I am glad toy enjoyed dinner an time with us. Sorry about the beetroot, you really should just have said about the hare dish though I thought it was on the A la care menu not the tasting menu. I may be wrong but I think we served the tasting menu as...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on saturday with my partner malcom the owner was very friendly made us feel welcome staff were always on hand to help food was amazing and so was the breakfast and a beautiful la cart menu also would highly recommend was a lovely cosy place

Thank Lakalaka
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write, I am glad you enjoyed your time at Ducks Inn and your East Lothian fine dining experience in Ducks restaurant. We want our customers to have a relaxing time whilst you are with us. We have been busy redecorating reception over the last couple of days. It's nice and bright now ready for...

Durham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 3 night `celebratory` stay with our 2 dogs was a breeze. Our room was clean, comfortable and conveniently located at the rear of the hotel, leading directly out onto the car park. With beautiful beaches and stunning scenery close by - ideal for walking. All the food served in the hotel was impressive. Beautiful breakfasts, bistro fish & chunky...

1Thank Jill G
Eider, Owner at Ducks Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming and taking the time to write. I am glad you enjoyed your dog friendly East Lothian visit. 'Dogs welcome at Ducks Inn' has always been the case, especially ones as nice as your two. You experienced the whole range of what Ducks Inn has to offer during your trip and I an very glad...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful hotel in a stunning village setting, Malcolm and his family make you so welcom and the food is second to none. This hotel is ideal if you want to take in the superb golf courses around East Lothian.

Thank Heather G
Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...

1Thank PeterSOnHoliday
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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.

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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...

Thank SalNav
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2016 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.

Thank dwj130

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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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: $117 - $236 (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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“They have a very generous Four Poster Bed room which would be well worth asking for”
 of 5 bubbles mmcneill2017, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rear ground floor rooms are comfortable and made it easy with dogs.”
 of 5 bubbles JillG757, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't visit”
 of 5 bubbles ianlyallc, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask Ros at reception, she is very helpful”
 of 5 bubbles nigelr243, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If your German don't go!”
 of 5 bubbles daviddoigedra, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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