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All reviews fajitas stayed here portion sizes room was clean breakfast was excellent staff were all very friendly pub food accommodation shower lothian tavern
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

A most intriguing one night stay. This was my first visit this wee gem of a Tavern and restaurant, hidden from sight in Haddington (!) Welcoming, friendly staff. My room was very clean and comfortable. A nicely finished shower room. Several bathroom extras - should...you be in need ! My evening meal in the warm, traditional pub-style restaurant was excellent. I had the Sizzling Chicken Fajitas. What a superb challenge - high quality food and a generous portion. (There is also an old-style dance floor - but no dancing tonight - too full after dinning !) I had traditional Scottish breakfast - excellent. Nothing more to be said - except that I'll certainly be back. Hamish McSporran.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Booked this for a long weekend break away and we were not disappointed, The staff were very attentive and helpful, the Bar was great and the regulars were always ready for a chat, a great Atmosphere. The food in the Restaurant was excellent with generous...portions, John the Chef and Juliet the waitress were great, could not do enough for us. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Stayed for 3 nights b&b, great breakfast choice, everything cooked to perfection and piping hot, had dinner on 2 evenings, massive portions of lovely food , if ever in area again this would be my go to place

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

Stayed with 3 friends for 2 nights. Excellent breakfast rooms fine with shower. Friendly helpful staff.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 15 June 2023

Stayed for two nights found it first class food was excellent as the accommodation .very friendly we were there for golf and found it Great for courses on the Lothian coast

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023 via mobile

We booked the golf tavern as we were visiting Scotland for a kids golf competition. As you can imagine after 18 holes of golf we thought the golf tavern would be a great place to dine with our friends. We were very very wrong. We...were a party of 12 with 6 of those being teenagers. The menu that we looked at online before arriving was not the one we received on the night we dined. All of the kids ordered pizzas, which 30 minutes after ordering we were told they could not have them as they had ran out. After asking if we could order pizzas in for them they miraculously came back and said that they could now have pizzas. As the only people in the restaurant it took 40 minutes for 6 starters to arrive then another 75 minutes for our mains to arrive. At no point we’re we told there would be a wait on food. When the kids eventually received their pizzas, one of them was inedible, it was so burnt you could have used it as a frisbee! The fish was soggy and looked grey, one of our party asked for mushy peas and received garden peas mashed up. The pie and mash was dry, we got no gravy with it. The gammon was tough and the fried egg was crispy and looked more like scrambled egg. The onion rings could’ve sank the titanic they were that heavy, soggy and stone cold. Needless to say we will NEVER visit this place again and I’d advise everyone to avoid the food like the plague.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

The golf tavern is friendly, welcoming with lovely staff. The food was cooked well and was very tasty. The room was clean, tidy and had everything we needed. The bathroom was a bit small. Would definitely stay there again we were minutes away from some...beautiful scenery and a small quaint town.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022 via mobile

Visited with our friends looking for a lunchtime meal.Excellent food, good portion sizes and friendly staff. We all enjoyed our meals but I particularly enjoyed the Fajitas.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

Stayed here as part of our coast & castles bike ride. Very welcoming from all the staff in the busy local tavern. Room was a little disappointing with no window and carpet that could possibly need renewing. Bike storage was in a locked garage, breakfast...was fine but didn’t make the most of it as we were still full from the previous evenings meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

This is a friendly pub with rooms and a restaurant .the staff were all very friendly and helpful , the food was wholesome , good portions and god quality. The regular customers were also very welcoming to us The rooms were fine , with a...great powerful shower . Breakfastrwas excellent especially the fresh fruit bowl. All in all great value. would stay againMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022

Stayed for one night, the staff were extremely friendly, breakfast was excellent, compliments to the chef. Our room was lovely, king size bed, the toilet was a little cramped but served its purpose. Only one slight niggle from my husband, there was a Guinness signed...pump at the bar but when he asked for a pint he was given a can, he still drank it but not quite the same. We didn't eat in the restaurant but I would recommend The Golf Tavern for a stay, it is worth it for the superb breakfast alone. Thanks to the staff for making our stay so good.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2021 via mobile

We received a warm welcome here which was very much appreciated. Excellent service, food and value in a comfortable environment. Breakfast was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2021

The tariff on the website states rooms for £45, but I was charged £90. The photos of the rooms don't show how small they are, the only place to sit was on the bed. The bathroom was tiny, with the toilet right up against the...radiator. There weren't enough staff so we got no help. The food was cheap and nasty. You can't relax in the bar because the locals are too rowdy, again there is nowhere to sit because they have their favourite spots.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Lynn G, Owner at The Golf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2022

We were not going to bother relying to your review but it has been annoting us greatly. The price quoted on OTA sites is a single charge therefore if 2 of you it would e £90. Perhaps the bar can get a bit noisy but...More

Reviewed 23 July 2021

Awesome stay, lovely friendly welcome, nice pint, epic breakfast, tried haggis for the first time. Very nice indeed. Lovely friendly breakfast chef, bar staff and cleaners, they all spent time talking and were so helpful. Would highly recommend and maybe one day I'll go back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Good quality and generous portions pub menu. In these difficult times shame to see the restaurant not very busy, don’t know why as everything was spotless clean and tables were spaced out. I had the black pudding starter with red onion salad and poached egg...followed by steak and ale pie with mash and vegetables. Left the restaurant stuffed and struggled to eat it all. The pictures are fajitas which the boss had and the same outcome, couldn’t finish them all.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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561lynng, Owner at The Golf Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Thank you Laurel! It is indeed difficult times, but when people take the time to post a supportive review, it makes it all worthwhile!

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No they don't and locals are nasty around the pub every week police get called there
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Hello Yes we can accommodate if you would like to advise your preference of dish(es) and any other allergens Thank you for taking the time to ask the question Lynn
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Excellent food served at the Bar. There were no dogs in the premises anytime I have been there.
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The Golf Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5