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The Bridge Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
+44 131 333 1320
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (22 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“roast pork” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Baird Road | Ratho, Edinburgh EH28 8RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this little place while visiting son who just started university! Such a great find! Would highly recommend the fish and chips and the chocolate brownie, to die for! Another bonus was the dog was allowed in to sit with us too and the staff...More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really poor Sunday Roast Chicken Lunch. The roast potatoes had been par-boiled & then deep fried rather than roasted & the parsnips were under cooked & frankly inedible & green vegetables nowhere to be seen. Desserts were resolutely average. The service, however, was attentive....More

Thank Trencherman1873
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review although I am obviously very disappointed to read it. It is always frustrating when no mention of anything is made at the time as this means that we are unable to rectify things. We sold 19 roast chickens on Sunday...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by chance one evening and a lucky one it was we both had the pie of the day, steak, ale and mushroom, and I may never order a pie anywhere else as it will be unlikely to reach the standard set here....More

Thank Alandads
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We are very proud of our pies and I am so pleased that you both found them delicious. I am also relay...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch with high hopes, as I'd heard a lot about the place. I wasn't disappointed. Had a table at the window with a lovely view of the canal. Friendly, attentive service and the burger was seriously good. Nice thin chips with it...More

Thank 1983Ally
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and I am delighted that we lived up to your expectations. I have just responded to the previous review who didn't enjoy the burgers and I am so glad that you did as I am so proud...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Both had burgers and chips. Very strange texture to the meat, chips just ok. Salad was warm with wilted lettuce. Overall therefore disappointed and expected far better for the price. Not likely to rush back as better elsewhere and would not recommend for lunch.More

Thank Ron I
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to read your review and of your disappointment with your burgers. Our burgers are one of our best sellers and fortunately we usually have fantastic reviews and comments about them. My people come back time and time again and only have the...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this place for dinner. It was cozy and inviting and the wait staff was timely and helpful. The food was good and we had the sea bass, Mac and cheese, burger, and lamb chops. My husband could not stop raving about...More

Thank Ines S
Rachel B, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ines Thank you for taking the time to review and I apologise for the delay in my response. I am delighted that you all enjoyed your dinner with us earlier in the month and I hope that you enjoyed your holiday. We very much...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Who would have thought we would need a booking on a Monday lunchtime?! So we ate in the bar, not the restaurant, but it was the same menu and there was no fuss in sorting us somewhere to sit. Service was excellent throughout - efficient...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Had meal with my elderly mum who has dementia, she was looked after and pampered, to getting her favourite seat, to taking a menu home, thank you.

Thank AKBissland1
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Was having a walk by the canal when we spotted the bridge inn. Thought we'd call in and have a refreshing coffee. We got a table outside looking along the canal...we thought "what a lovely spot" but unfortunately when we asked for two coffees we...More

2  Thank heather00048
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Came her with my partner for lunch. It was really good! Very quick service. Macaroni was amazing, never tasted anything like it in my life!!

Thank Alana M
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Restaurant Details

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