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“Great Atmosphere, lovely food, good service”
Review of The Bridge Inn

The Bridge Inn
Ranked #347 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Broxburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, lovely food, good service”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Went to The Bridge inn with 2 friends on a Tuesday night at 7:30, just as well we had booked, the place was packed!! I now see why........the menu had something for everyone, great choices. The service was fast and the staff very helpful to my friend who does not eat dairy products, we really enjoyed our meal food was fantastic and great value for money, will definitely return soon.

  • Visited April 2014
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Good food, pleasant service. We didn't reserve a table which was a mistake but got lucky with a table in the bar. Is more comfortable in the restaurant though. Food was nicely presented new we all enjoyed it.

Visited March 2014
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Brilliant food, locally sourced and extremely well prepared. Highly recommended. Staff go out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience; very friendly but professional.

Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh Scotland
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Canal side gastro pub”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

A late Sunday lunch at this well run restaurant, always busy, charming service enjoyed the Scallops, Kedgeree to start both of which had interesting add ons, followed by the Roast pork which while it did not arrive with crackling , this was delivered quickly once asked for.
Puds also showed a chef who was trying although the creme brullee was sent back due to lack of a crunchy top. the assiette of puddings need a hearty appetite!
with lack of interesting country pubs round Edinburgh this is one of the better ones and has good walks around. also do lunches on canal boat restaurants.

  • Visited March 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“A real gem - wish we lived locally - remember to reserve.”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

MAKE SURE YOU RESERVE A TABLE - I love being surprised, and this place ticked that box. I was expecting a normal pub with the usual menu - we got so much more. The staff were excellent and the menu had a good ranger - including gluten free which was useful for us. Offering to adjust the meals to suit our gluten free daughter was very generous. The Fleming burger was excellent and the fish and chips was devoured by my two children. Nothing bad to say about the place.

  • Visited March 2014
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