Bridge Inn

Gastropub in The Lothians

Looking over the bucolic Union Canal in Ratho, 7 miles west of Edinburgh, the sleek Bridge Inn serves good-looking plates of superior pub food – Mull-cheddar truffle macaroni, haddock with hand-cut chips, venison with blackberries – featuring home-grown and local produce. There's also a historic pub, a canal-side beer garden and, if you're too full to move, four rooms upstairs.

Take First bus 27 from Edinburgh to Dalmahoy and walk for just over a mile, or take bus 38, 900 or 909 or the train to Edinburgh Park, then bus 20 to the inn itself.