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Saltire Music Event

Saltire Music Event – 29th November 6pm – 8pm



Ducks Inn is delighted to again host some great local musical talent to celebrate the Saltire Festival 2015. On the 29th of November, we host the fabulous musical talents of three very talented young local musicians. Our restaurant will be open for Sunday Lunch from 12pm to 9pm, and the bar will be open from 11am until Midnight. Free entry and free parking.
We also have live coverage of the Davis Cup Final throughout Sunday, with all of Andy Murray’s play shown on our giant screens, so be sure to bring your friends and family and to make a day of it.

Saltire Music Event Features:

Chloe Peters
Chloe is a fabulous versatile artiste from Musselburgh whose talents go well beyond her 17 years.  Chloe performs a wide range of styles from Musical Theatre through to Rock and Pop classics.
See Chloe perform here – http://bit.ly/1X4fWvO

Rebecca Traynor
Rebecca also hails from Musselburgh and is 18 years old. She is a superb singer with a stunning vocal range. As a result she performs a very eclectic mix of music including Opera, and both Classic and Current Pop and Rock music.
See Rebecca perform here – http://bit.ly/1H69xhS

Kelsey Haig
The youngest of the three performers, Kelsey comes from Tranent and is an acoustic singer / guitarist with a wide repertoire of covers ranging from Coldplay, Ed Sheehan to Christina Aguilera
See Kelsey perform here – http://bit.ly/1NYJQBe

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East Fortune Air Show



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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Mothers Day Menu

Mothers Day Menu



‘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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East Lothian Beer Festival


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Ducks in Aberlady is delighted to announce they will be hosting their first ever East Lothian Real Ale Beer Festival. The fun will begin on the Friday night from 6pm before continuing throughout the whole of Saturday from 12-12 with Sunday seeing an afternoon of Beer before the Festival ends with an awards ceremony for Best Beers of the weekend being announced.

Special features will include a Real Ale Bottle Bar to the front of the building with our rear courtyards hosting various exhibitors of the finest cask ales available along with our own Bar running a list of various casks on our own hand pulls from the Friday to Sunday. Entertainment and Food Promotions will be announced over next few weeks to run in conjunction with the event. To attend this event as an exhibitor or have products on sale on hand pull or via the bottle bar please email info@ducks.co.uk. Keep following the website for further details as they are announced.

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Ducks Cocktail Event



Following our successful cocktail menu launch in July we have decided to have a monthly event at Ducks!  The next one will be Thursday 28th of August  . Again the fun will begin about 7.30pm and continue until 11pm approx. with a selection of favourites from our menu along with some new one off creations for this evening only. We are aiming to run these evenings on the last Friday of each month!

Thank you for the support you gave to the launch night and for the support you have given subsequently, we are delighted to be selling cocktails in Aberlady on a daily basis both in Donald’s Bistro and Ducks Restaurant as well as the Bar, not bad for a wee village in East Lothian.  Thank you!  As a result however it may be worthwhile booking your place om Thursday the 28th just email us at kilspindie@ducks.co.uk and quote ‘Cocktail Night’  We will keep you informed of details via both our website and social media as well as teasing you with pictures of the new creations as they are finalized, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 28th.

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Cocktail Menu Launch Event



The Ducks Team invite customers New & Old to come on down and sample our new and comprehensive Cocktail list, brought to you by our newly built cocktail team. As part of our launch night we will be offering the full new menu with every cocktail available at only £5 each. Mocktail’s (non alcoholic) will also be available so even the drivers can enjoy, we really do have something for everyone.

The evening would be an ideal way to celebrate a Birthday or simply a girly night out without costing a fortune.

Cocktail evening poster

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We have also teamed up with our amazing kitchen team to bring you complementary petit fours and other nibbles for those who book in advance just quote #cocktailevening.
Want to make an evening of it, why not also consider booking to dine with us in Donalds bistro?

For those who are new to ducks we are on the main bus route between Edinburgh and North Berwick as well as having our very own 8 seater bus or for those in smaller groups we can recommend many reliable taxi firms.

To book for this amazing night simply –
Call 01875 870 682
Email kilspindie@ducks.co.uk
and don’t forget to quote #cocktailnight

We look forward to seeing you all.

Cocktails will also be £5 on Wednesday and Thursday of that week, normal menu price otherwise stated.

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Highway Jones


218131_192995034079206_3188139_nSaturday 19th April 9pm brings the brilliant Classic Rock covers band Highway Jones from Edinburgh, who will entertain us with fantastic live music from the likes of Foo Fighters, Guns ‘n Roses, Bryan Adams, Thin Lizzy, Queen, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, T Rex and many more.

Tickets available at just £5 by calling Ducks on 01875 870682 or online athttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/269464 or on the night itself.

Fabulous fresh food will be available as normal, as will our ever popular bar with Real Ales, Cocktails, Tennents, Belhaven Best and over 200 wines and 70+ Malt Whiskies!

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Event Over – The Knops Beer Company


Ducks at Kilspindie Invite You

To join us on Wednesday 30th October 7pm


Food and drink offers available 30, 31 Oct, and 1 Nov. Tasting 30 Oct only.


Knops Beer £2.95 a pint or £10 for 4 pints!!!

Followed by:

A selection of delicious dishes in Donald’s Bistro all made with Knops Real Ale.

Dishes include: Beer Short Ribs cooked in Beer Chilli Steak & Ale Pie Beer Battered Haddock & Chips Beer Bread with Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon

Only £12.95 for a main course and a pint of Knops Ale!

Lifts home available for groups to local areas of up to 8 if pre-booked


CALL 01875 870 682

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St Andrews Day at Ducks – Friday 29th November


Help us celebrate St. Andrew’s Day with FREE live music and dancing courtesy of the exceptional ‘Yard of Ale’. Ducks at Kilspindie will also be creating a seasonal and locally sourced special St Andrew’s menu celebrating the very best Scottish produce and traditions. Guaranteed to be extremely popular, tables are selling fast already, to book yours, please call us direct 01875 870682.

Ducks is offering guests attending any function from the above calendar of events, a special bed and breakfast rate of just £69 per room (subject to availability).

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Throughout December


Two fantastic Festive Menus with plenty of choice for all tastes, plus a very special Christmas Day menu and superb food and entertainment for Hogmanay,

Ducks at Kilspindie has everything you need to the perfect Festive function. These very special menus are now available to view on our website at www.ducks.co.uk, or simply contact us by phone or email (see below), or pop in to discuss your requirements with General Manager Ros.

Whether you are looking for a company party or a private Christmas meal, enjoy the relaxed surroundings of Ducks at Kilspindie, with intimate private dining for up to 22 guests, or a function room able to host single tables of 35, or up to 80 in total.

To make a booking or for more information on any of the above events, please contact us at kilspindie@ducks.co.uk or call 01875 870682

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