Who was your favourite – sultry Agnetha Fältskog or the fragrant Anni-Frid Lyngstad?
So hard to make up your mind, when it comes to choosing your preferred ABBA lady.
Unlike today’s Big Deal, offering a welcome escape to the scenic East Lothian fishing village of Aberlady and the delectable Ducks Inn, which is that finest of combinations, a restaurant with rooms.
What’s not to love?
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. This cosy, convivial, family-run establishment offers hospitality and individuality, not to mention a rather superb restaurant.
Oh, we mentioned it.
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 dine, with inventive cooking taken to exalted levels. Fresh, local produce is very much to the fore on the menus.
See and do
Ducks is right in the heart of classic golf country with 21 golf courses within pitching distance, including the famous Muirfield and five Open Qualifying Courses. 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.
Today’s Big Deal from Ducks Inn at Aberlady offers the ideal spring getaway in the bracing East Lothian air.
Within easy reach of Edinburgh, it’s a destination that will appeal to gourmets and outdoors enthusiasts alike.
As the ABBA lady said, ‘Gimme gimme, gimme.’