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Main Street, Aberlady EH32 0RE Scotland
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Built in 1638, the eight bed roomed house and the neighboring school were converted into a 23 en-suite bedroom hotel in 1970. All rooms have central heating, hairdryers, ironing facilities, direct dial telephones, wi-fi access, colour televisions and tea/coffee making facilities. In Duck's Restaurant you can enjoy fresh local produce prepared skilfully with care. Other facilities include Donalds bar/bistro with an extensive whiskey collection, real ale and a sheltered courtyard for alfresco dining and drinks.
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lightning92 wrote a review Oct 2022
York, United Kingdom546 contributions232 helpful votes
Very much a curates egg. The basics are there but my room really wasn’t up to modern standards. The bed was fine but the furniture was definitely on the shabby side of shabby chic. Equally the bathroom, well due for a makeover, a small electric powered shower doesn’t cut the mustard these days. There were obvious signs of a bit of touching up of the paintwork but a proper redecoration was needed. Why have a bedside lamp when there is no available plug? My room bore no resemblance to the advertisement pictures. The public areas were Okay but again some redecoration wouldn’t come amiss in some areas. No complaints about the food or staff, all was fine. So, in sum, a decent enough spot but certainly my bedroom was in dire need of a makeover. Would I return, yes but would ask for a much improved room.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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joanna1957 wrote a review Jul 2022
newcastle upon tyne63 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed in The Ducks in for one night only ……thankfully . The bedroom was adequate , small but clean and comfortable . No bedside table on my side of the bed . The bathroom was inadequate , very tired , chipped paint , grubby tiles/grouting and very dated . The toilet seat was a different colour to the toilet , did not fit the toilet correctly at all and did not stay upright to my partner’s dismay . Apparently, many rooms have been updated , not ours and the price is the same in each ! We didn’t use the shower , we just couldn’t face it . At £170 for one night this is extortion !! If you choose to stay at the Ducks Inn , make sure you ask for a room which has been updated.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Adam wrote a review Jul 2022
37 contributions17 helpful votes
Great place to stay, right in the heart of so many great golf courses. We stayed for 4 nights. We had evening meal a couple of nights that we stayed and the food was excellent. Breakfast was good too. Rooms were clean and tidy. It really is a great place for golfers with the barstool challenge and also the putting challenge. Also a dartboard to have a few games on there. They do have a small car park round the back of the property but you can also park on the road on the front with no problems. Overall very good. We will defo be back again!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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paul gregory wrote a review Jun 2022
14 contributions5 helpful votes
During our recent annual championship tour our party of 20 golfers had the privilege of dining in the Ducks Inn and were not disappointed. The dining experience was very enjoyable, especially the steaks. Malcolm and his team were very welcoming and friendly. We also thoroughly enjoyed the famous bar stool putting challenge! All things considered we had a great meal and will definitely include the 'Ducks' when we return to East Lothian. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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MGoBlue100 wrote a review Jun 2022
Easley, South Carolina116 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed while on a golf trip with seven others. Perfect spot to stay for golf in Aberlady, Gullane, North Berwick or Dunbar. Too far to play St Andrews courses from here. Rooms are comfortable, good beds plenty of hot water. No elevator, so if you’ve got large/heavy bags be aware. Restaurant is fantastic. Food we had at Duck’s was the equal of any we had anywhere, and we ate in some great restaurants. Pub is also wonderful. Again beware; if you’re looking for a quiet country inn, this perhaps is not it. Bar is frequently full of golfers from all over the world enjoying conversation and beverages. Often at elevated volume. Staff is all beyond compare. Felt completely at home; everyone was friendly and wonderful, especially the man himself, Malcom Duck. Highly recommended; A++
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Malcolm Duck, General Manager at Ducks Inn
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your review which sums us up nicely. We are a Restaurant with Rooms so all about food, wine and service. That's not forgetting whisky, beer and cigars of course. All the staff are encouraged to have the coatomer experience first and foremost in their minds. We very much encourage humour and laughter so as you say in the summer we are not always the quietest place. Thanks again for taking the time to post your review, i hope we see you back soon. Malcolm
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Kune52 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bamburgh, United Kingdom56 contributions28 helpful votes
Room 38 has the comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Fantastic room. Great hotel and staff very friendly. Breakfast good, choice could be better e.g. smoked haddock. Evening meal excellent. We love Aberlady and will return to this hotel. Good base for golf
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Malcolm Duck, General Manager at Ducks Inn
Responded 7 Jun 2022
We have newly renovated a lot of the rooms including 38 so it is very pleasing to read your very positive report. Food is very much front and centre for us, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. Thanks again. Malcolm
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Ian M wrote a review Apr 2022
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Recently stayed for 3 nights bed breakfast and evening meal as part of a golf package arranged by the hotel. The trip was most enjoyable and all arranged, including tee times, by the Duck's Inn which helps greatly when travelling from abroad. The hotel is excellent value, breakfast was great, and dinner each evening was even better!! The food is excellent!! All the staff were helpful and good fun and we will certainly return next year. We have so many nearby golf courses still left to play. If you are looking to golf in East Lothian, this hotel is very well located and I would highly recommend. Thanks to Malcolm, Ros, and the staff for a very memorable 3 days.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Malcolm Duck, General Manager at Ducks Inn
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Very kind of you to take the time to write, thank you very much. We are lucky to have a great team but we do work hard to create our luck. People is what Ducks Inn is all about. The guests are the folk who react to the staff, the surroundings and create the atmosphere. We are very luck to have such wonderful guests with a very high number returning year on year. Malcolm
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Cadi7717 wrote a review Apr 2022
Hunenberg, Switzerland871 contributions150 helpful votes
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Beautiful house with a great host Mr. Duck. I really enjoyed the stay and have nothing to complain about. Beautiful and quiet rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. Great drinks and food selection. Also a great pub with lots of history and golf flair. Highly recommended if you are in the area. There is free parking behind the building. Also ideal for groups traveling together.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Malcolm Duck, General Manager at Ducks Inn
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. COVID was tough but I think we have come out of it stronger and we took the chance to refurb the rooms and a lot of the down stairs which has really paid off. Thanks so much for taking the time to write. Malcolm
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Karen S wrote a review Feb 2022
8 contributions16 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay yesterday. The family room (a double and adjoining room with bunk beds) was great. The boys loved having their own space. We had an enjoyable drink in the bar and a fantastic meal in the restaurant. The food was of excellent quality, well presented and tasted amazing. All the staff we encountered were lovely and friendly. Breakfast this morning was relaxing and again the food was fab. We'd definitely recommend the Ducks Inn and we look forward to visiting again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Malcolm Duck, General Manager at Ducks Inn
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Thankyou so much for your very positive words. We try very had to create memories for our guests and that requires a good team. i am very proud of the team at Ducks Inn, thank you for taking time to write. i hope we see you soon. Malcolm
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KenKaz123 wrote a review Nov 2021
66 contributions43 helpful votes
Recent overnight stay and we had a great time. Room clean if a little dated but that it part of the charm. Would give dinner and staff 5 star. The roasted cod dish with muscle sauce and Bulgar wheat was delicious. Fantastic quality sweets too. Great atmosphere in the bar too. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$85 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ducks at Kilspindie House
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEast LothianAberlady
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ducks Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ducks Inn?
Nearby attractions include Gullane Beach (3.7 km), Yellowcraig Beach (7.6 km), and Dirleton Castle (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ducks Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ducks Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ducks Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ducks Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffe Luca, Cherish Vintage Tearoom & Emporium, and La Potiniere.
Is Ducks Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Aberlady.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ducks Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ducks Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ducks Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dirleton Castle (6.6 km) and Gosford House (3.8 km).