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The Ducks Bar at Aberlady

About the Bar

The Bar at Ducks Inn is an East Lothian favourite packed with memorabilia collected by Malcolm over the years.   

It’s a traditional Scottish pub serving Real Ales, a great collection of Malt Whiskies, a good selection of wines or cocktails and Cuban cigars from the five foot high humidor. 

Alin makes a mean G&T in his gold fish bowls!  We even have our world renowned North Berwick Gin on our door step (tours available).  Alin balances the gin, fruit, tonic and ice to produce a very satisfying and refreshing drink.  We use Fever Tree and Schweppes tonic.

Though most of the food is served in the restaurant we have a great selection of John Paul's Tapas and it is possible to eat your Port Seton fish and chips, Gosford Bothy burger or John Gilmour 35 day aged steak in the bar or watching the golf or rugby on Sky in the TV area. 

Voted runner up in the Lothian Real Ale Quality Awards the Bar at Ducks Inn a hidden gem.  The Real Ale is very well kept and you'll always find something different on the taps, the local Knops from Archerfield is regularly represented.

Ducks Inn is a Partner Bar with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) and, together with their selection, has just under one hundred whiskies on the shelf.  We are happy to do whisky tastings and organise visits to Glenkinchie our local distillery just 12 miles away.

The bar interior is not modern but it oozes memories. There are bar stools, cosy corners, brass coat hooks and the legendary putting games. 

You wouldn’t believe who we have had standing on the bar stool trying to make the Putting Duck; Ryder Cup Captains, rugby and British Lion legends, baseball Hall Of Famers, Captains of industry... many with their names memorialised on the wall!

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The Lunch Menu


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Wine & Cigars Menu

What people say about The Ducks Bar

Fantastic place, lovely friendly staff and the food was excellent

After a walk along the beach, we were ready for some food. We had always wanted to visit the Ducks Inn and were not disappointed. The staff were very welcoming especially the owners daughter who spent some time chatting with us.

We also met Malcolm the owner who welcomed us very warmly. The menu was good. I had fish and chips which was very fresh and the tartare sauce was so delicious. My husband had the steak sandwich which was well cooked. If you like great food and a warm welcome you will not be disappointed.

Will definitely return on our next beach visit. Thank you!

Serendipitous Stop

We were driving past, looking for fish and chips after a day out in East Lothian. We parked in front of a big welcome muddy boots sign and found a haven of superb food, great hospitality, and a wonderful whisky collection… we almost ended up staying the weekend! The fish and chips were stunning!

Whisky Heaven

If you like really nice wine & excellent single malts this is the place to be. It’s a lovely cosy bar, where you feel at home almost as soon as you sit down. A good mix of hotel residents and locals just works brilliantly. We will be back soon.