The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho, Edinburgh

A stylish, canal-side inn – you get Sunday lunch cruises, tow paths that lead into Edinburgh, then a pretty garden and cute rooms


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This lovely inn sits in a small village directly above the Union Canal. Footpaths head west into the country, you can hire bikes and follow the tow path into Edinburgh, or jump on the pub’s canal boat for a Sunday lunch cruise. If all that sounds too strenuous, then plonk yourself down on the terrace and watch the odd boat chug past while sipping a pint of good ale. Inside, the view is weather-proofed by big windows in the dining room. An easy style runs throughout. You’ll find wood-burners, smart colours, a whisky bar, the odd sofa. In summer, there are barbecues on Friday nights, an ice cream shed in the garden, even a small festival in May with live bands and lots of beer. Rooms aren’t huge, but hit the spot. They’re stylish and comfy with smart beds and crisp linen. All but one has the view, three have walk-in power showers, one has a claw-foot bath. The airport is ten minutes away, but you’re not on the flight path, so peace reigns. Finally, don’t miss nearby Jupiter Artland in summer, a wonderland of beautiful things. Children are very welcome.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Christmas Day.
Lunch & dinner, £5-£35. Sunday lunch from £12.95.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles from £65.
1 Twin/double
From £80
3 Doubles
From £80


Great location and food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very easy to get into Edinburgh by bus and tram (day return £4). Rural atmosphere. Will use as our base again when we come to Edinburgh.

Kim, Fremantle

This was a fabulous place to stay. We loved the ambience of the place. The satff were very friendly and professional. They made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble to them. The food here was divine. To visit Edinburgh was easy, we parked our car at the free car park beside the tram station close by and had a stress free trip into the city. Thank you for having us.


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