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East Fortune Air Show

22Jul

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Scotland’s National Air Show – this weekend sees the annual Air show descend at East Fortune. Once again we welcome Norman Webster – his crew, and Wing Walkers to stay at Ducks.

On Saturday 25th July the skies will be alive with a stunning variety of aircraft, including the Red Arrows, Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, and aircraft from through the age of flight right up to the current RAF Eurofighter.

On your way to or from this spectacular event why not pop in and enjoy the Ducks hospitality. Try out our fantastic Breakfast Menu, or pop in for a drink or coffee and cake, or relax in Donald’s Bistro and enjoy a meal from our fabulous Menu. We also have 3 Sunny Courtyards to enjoy – to book call 01875 870682 – we look forward to welcoming you all at the weekend.

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East Lothian Larder

East Lothian Larder

20Jul

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At Ducks Inn we always try to use local produce wherever possible, but this week our suppliers (especially the local fishermen) have excelled themselves with some exceptional ingredients. Steve and his team in the kitchen could simply not wait to put their skills to good use on such fabulously fresh produce.

Currently on the menu are –

Belhaven smoked Trout with pickled lemon and fennel
Timbale of local crab with homemade soda bread
12 hour slow braised pork belly with Thistly Cross cider and pancetta crisp
Local Sea Trout with crispy caper butter
Pan fried local Venison, celeriac mash, roast veg, pea shoots and game jus
Locally caught Langoustines or Lobster served hot with garlic butter, or cold with lemon aioli

Also on the Grill Menu are locally reared 36 day aged 8 oz Rib Eye or 10oz Sirloin steaks with hand cut chips, vine tomatoes, flat mushroom, onion rings and your selection of sauce.

Finally, Sunday brings our renowned Sunday Lunch at just £17.95 for two courses, again the meats are all locally sourced with Borders Topside and Tweedale Lamb.

And thats not even mentioning the local Haddock, Pigeon, Home Cured Salmon and a stunning shellfish bisque made from all that fantastic fresh local shellfish!

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Our Food & Wine

14Jul

Head Chef Michal Mozdzen stunning menus from Fish and Chips in the Bar to a stunning 5 course tasting menu and private dining. Great Winter room offers when dining!

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Local Ales

Local Ales

13Jul

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Following the recent upgrade of both the cellar and bar here at Ducks Inn, and the installation of additional lines, we are very excited to announce the following beers are ready for consumption in rotation over the next couple of weeks –

Kelburn Brewery
Estivo Pivo 3.9% A pale, dry, citrus, hoppy session ale

Eden Mill Brewery
Golf Pale Ale 4% A creamy body with fresh citrus notes ending in a light spice tingle
St Andrews Blonde 3.8% A refreshing drinkable beer with citrus notes
Clock Brew 4.3% Classic Scottish Red Ale

Belhaven Brewery
Golden Bay 3.8% Blonde beer with light caramel, figs and a dry bitter finish
IPA 3.8% Light golden in colour, refreshing, clean and crisp
80 Shilling 4.2% Classic Red colour, rich and smooth taste

Knops Brewery
East Coast Pale Ale 3.8% Light aromatic beer
California Common 4% Steam beer small batch golden beer
IPA 5% Refreshing golden ale

Sharps Brewery
Doom Bar 4% Balanced, dry and refreshing Amber ale

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Our Rooms

14Jun

Ducks Inn may be listed as a Restaurant with Rooms but that should not take away from the fact that we offer quality hotel standard accommodation – and pretty close to Edinburgh too – with 23 en suite bedrooms each with baths and showers.

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14May

Bistro + Bed
Enjoy Dinner in the superb Bar Bistro, stay in one of our comfortable
rooms then enjoy Breakfast in the morning.

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26 best whisky bars

26 best whisky bars

12May

Ducks is delighted to have been chosen as one of the Scotland Now’s feature on the 26 best whisky bars in Scotland. With a stunning selection of over 90 Malts, Ducks Whisky list has a unique balance of classic malts, intermingled with one off bottlings and rare expressions of well known names.
Ducks at Kilspindie House is also extremely proud to be a Scotch Malt Whisky Society Partner Bar and official ‘Home from Home’ of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – the world’s foremost malt whisky club.

Typically reserved for SMWS Members, our Society whiskies offer you the unique opportunity to sample from the world’s widest selection of single cask, single malts. It is the Whisky Society’s mission to intrigue, entertain and delight with the very best single cask, single malts – Ducks at Kilspindie are delighted to develop this mission further and invite guests to join them and start and exploration of the exceptional quality and almost endless variety of Society single casks.

Each rare malt has been hand-selected by Duck’s owner Malcolm Duck, and he invites you to relax either in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Whisky Snug or Ducks Restaurant where diners can sample his whisky selection alongside an equally impressive tasting of complementary cuisine.

View the article online at Scotland Now here

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Mothers Day Menu

Mothers Day Menu

20Feb

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‘Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a delicious three course lunch at Donald’s Bistro in Aberlady. Thank your Mum for all her hard work—treat her to our exquisitely presented menu.
Bookings are filling up fast so click on our Bookatable link to reserve your table.’



Ducks Mother’s Day Menu

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. Moorish Proverb

To Start

Sea Bass, Seared Scallop
fennel tart tatin, pea shoots, red pepper reduction

Squash & Spinach Ravioli (v)
walnut oil, wild garlic, beetroot crisps, edible flowers

Rabbit Terrine
carrot, hazelnut

It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. The Golden Girls

To Follow

French Trim Rack of Lamb
slow roasted tomato, warm bean salad

Pan Fried Sea Trout
chorizo, peas

Cauliflower Three Ways (v)
smoked Heritage potatoes, morel foam, blue cheese biscotti

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. Ambrose Bierce

To Finish

Red Velvet

Rhubarb Trifle

Rice Pudding
figs, balsamic

3 courses £25pp

Glass of Rosé Prosecco £6.25

All Mothers will receive a wee bag of Ducks hand-made favours.

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Valentine’s Menu

22Jan

Valentine’s Menu Day Menu

Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. Moorish Proverb

To Start

Sea Bass, Seared Scallop
fennel tart tatin, pea shoots, red pepper reduction

Squash & Spinach Ravioli (v)
walnut oil, wild garlic, beetroot crisps, edible flowers

Rabbit Terrine
carrot, hazelnut

It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.  The Golden Girls

To Follow

French Trim Rack of Lamb
slow roasted tomato, warm bean salad

Pan Fried Sea Trout
chorizo, peas

Cauliflower Three Ways Crème Brulee (v)
smoked Heritage potatoes, morel foam, blue cheese biscotti

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.  Ambrose Bierce

To Finish

Red Velvet

Rhubarb Trifle

Rice Pudding
figs, balsamic

3 courses £25pp

Glass of Rosé Prosecco £6.25

All Mothers will receive a wee bag of Ducks hand-made favours.

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