As the festive season approaches, many people’s thoughts turn to turkey.
We prefer duck.
Or rather Ducks Inn, a delectable restaurant with rooms in the scenic East Lothian fishing village of Aberlady.
Just half an hour from Edinburgh by road and even quicker by train, picturesque Aberlady is an ideal spot for exploring the gorgeous East Lothian coast.
Ducks Inn is the perfect base for moseying around the area. This cosy, convivial, family-run establishment offers hospitality and individuality, not to mention a rather superb restaurant.
With validity until the end of February 2018, this offer would be ideal for an autumnal getaway or a get-over-Christmas winter break.
Full Scottish breakfast
Available Wednesday to Sunday, the Big Deal offers an overnight stay for two in a twin or double room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Comfortable ensuite rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen multi-channel TVs and free WiFi.
There is a £10 supplement per room for Friday & Saturday night stays.
Dining at Ducks
The Ducks dining room has two AA Rosettes so diners are in for a treat should they decide to take lunch or dinner here.
Fresh, local produce is very much to the fore on the regularly changing menus. Typical main courses might be the sea bream with saffron and chorizo risotto, mussels, spring onions and a sauce vierge or the rump of Tweed Valley lamb with a pea and merguez ragout and tarragon semolina.
See and do
Ducks is right in the heart of classic golf country with 21 golf courses within pitching distance, including five Open Qualifying Courses and the famous Muirfield. With advance notice, they are happy to make tee time and transport bookings.
The East Lothian coast is justly celebrated, with plenty of opportunities for romantic beach walks. The dramatic Tantallon and Dirleton castles offer a spot of colourful heritage, with their own complex history.
Aberlady Nature Reserve is on the doorstep and it is a big draw for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers.
Ducks Inn at Aberlady has plenty of very enthusiastic feedback for rooms and restaurant on TripAdvisor, including these recent reviews, edited for length:
‘Beautiful hotel in a stunning village setting. Malcolm and his family make you so welcome and the food is second to none. This hotel is ideal if you want to take in the superb golf courses around East Lothian.’
‘A beautifully presented, high quality meal with each course providing a skilful mix of foods and flavours, each course a voyage of discovery.
Christmas gift idea
Within easy reach of Edinburgh, today’s Big Deal from Ducks Inn at Aberlady will appeal to gourmets and outdoors enthusiasts alike.
As mentioned, it would be perfect for autumnal beach walks or a cosy post-Christmas escape.
It would also make a very romantic Christmas gift.