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The Inchcolm Inn, South Queensferry, West Lothian

The Inchcolm Inn

4.0
4
46 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

Welcome to Inchcolm Inn.

The Inchcolm Inn, Pub & dining room is located on the west side of the historic town of South Queensferry, between the road and rail bridges. Warm, cosy and welcoming, we serve up a menu of hearty Scottish fayre alongside cold beers, wines and a cracking wee cocktail list. The perfect spot for you, your friends and family to rest your weary feet, quell your hunger and slake your thirst.

Plus we have a cracking beer garden to soak up the sun and welcome our four legged fury friends. They even have their own menu specially created by Pets 'n Vets.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0131 319 2211

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Cross Street

    Located just off Shore Road

  • Parking Details

    There is limited on site parking for patrons as well as nearby street parking.Located opposite the Police Station is a ground level car park that is free of charge and less than a one minute walk from The Inchcolm Inn.Additional parking is available at the marina.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest Train Station is Dalmeny Train Station, Station Road, Dalmeny, South Queensferry, around a 15 minute walk.8 Bus services servicing South Queensferry from Edinburgh and further North along the East Coast.Nearest Bus Stop is located opposite the Police Station on Hopetoun Road, less than a minutes walk from The Inchcolm Inn.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

2 Course Lunch £17.95, 3 Course Lunch £20.95, 3 Course Dinner £25.95. Available 26th November until The 30th December

Starters

  • Duck & Port Parfait

    with Toasted Sourdough

    • Cauliflower & Roast Parsnip Soup

      with Sourdough

      • Prawn Cocktail

        with a Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

        • Baked Camembert

          with Cranberry and Melba Toast

          • Scottish Smoked Salmon

            with oatcakes

            Mains

            • Lamb Shank In a Rosemary Gravy

              with Dauphinoise potatoes

              • Roast Salmon In a Crème Fraiche & Caper Sauce

                with New Potatoes, Tender Stem Broccoli and Chantenay Carrots

                • Caramelised Red Onion and Goat's Cheese Filo Tart

                  served with Mediterranean Vegetables

                  • Chicken Balmoral

                    with Whisky Sauce, Creamy Mash, Tender Stem Broccoli and Chantenay Carrots

                    • Traditional Turkey Christmas Dinner

                      with all the trimmings

                      Desserts

                      • White Chocolate & Cranberry Cheesecake

                        • Cranachan

                          with Scottish Shortbread Rounds

                          • Clootie Dumpling

                            with Drambuie Custard

                            • Sticky Toffee Pudding

                              with Double Cream Vanilla Ice Cream

                              Drinks Packages

                              ordered in advance

                              • Half Bottle of Prosecco

                                • per person£11.00
                              • Half Bottle of Wine

                                • per person£9.00
                              • Bucket of Beer£37.50

                                10 Heineken, Moretti or Estrella

                                What 46 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                4.0
                                4 based on recent ratings
                                • 3.9Food
                                • 4Service
                                • 3.6Ambience
                                • 3.9Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. GM

                                  GailM

                                  Perthshire

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 30 October 2021

                                  overall4food4service1ambience2

                                  Nice food, poor service as not enough staff.

                                2. M

                                  56Mags69

                                  Edinburgh

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 19 October 2021

                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

                                  We would say it was good but not great. The server was pleasant and helpful. Table cleaned before we sat down. Starters very nice. Fish was beautifully cooked but the batter wasn’t crispy and was greasy. Chips had been salted, shouldn’t be as lots of people don’t take salt All in all enjoyable

                                3. AC

                                  AppleC

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 17 October 2021

                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                  It was a quiet Saturday night and we were the only customers at the start. The food was fantastic, especially the mussels. We brought our dog as well and they were very generous on the 'small' dog meal. We asked for rice but got pasta instead and the waiters changed it for us without hesitation. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgable. However, it was very hard to get the attention of the waiters and waitresses most of the time. This could be due to the size of the pub or because the pub was quiet the waiters were gathered near the bar which was quite far away from the tables. We will be back for special occasions!

                                4. JM

                                  JohnM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was excellent and service polite and friendly.

                                5. AG

                                  AilsaG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really lovely meal and friendly service. The restaurant is looking really fresh and inviting. Glad to have this local to us and will definitely be back.

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Nottingham

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 9 September 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  The place was deserted when we went in, there being only 2 other customers who knew the staff member and so were sitting at the bar! The atmosphere was a bit, plain I guess. However the guy behind the bar who took our order was absolutely brilliant, very chatty and friendly, swore blind he loves haggis 😆, and he absolutely made our visit complete. I had fish & chips which I loved, my husband had haggis, neeps & tatties which he wasn't that keen on however there was nothing wrong with the food, it was just a personal taste thing. A decent pub, would have just loved to have seen it a bit busier.

                                7. H

                                  Hope

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 30 August 2021

                                  overall3food2service4ambience2

                                  Service was good however the macaroni was thick and craggy in a small dish! It was freezing as the door was kept open. To top it all a screaming child! Not the best experience.

                                8. JR

                                  JonR

                                  Toronto

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 29 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great place. We had the roast beef and it was superb. Very attentive & polite staff. Recommended.

                                9. K

                                  Kimbs

                                  Edinburgh

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 24 August 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                  Lovely little outdoor area but quite chilly despite the weather being good. Food was great and staff were welcoming and friendly. Only issue we had was being handed a dirty cutlery tin that looked as though it had been used on another table as some cutlery was missing. Issue was quickly resolved by staff.

                                10. AM

                                  AMMP

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 21 August 2021

                                  overall2food3service2ambience1

                                  Coldest venue I have ever been in. No atmosphere. Long wait for food. Whole experience bears no resemblance to what their website promises.

                                11. KR

                                  KarenR

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the fish pie.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 21 August 2021

                                  Thanks Karen, a real classic dish. Thanks for the great rating!

                                12. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 9 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Brilliant service, ambiance & food was incredible. A fantastic addition to South Queensferry!

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 21 August 2021

                                  Ah we are so glad you loved us and hope to welcome you back again soon.

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Was very quiet when we arrived but if had just opened, place was spotless, service was great, really friendly staff. Food was lovely with big portions.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 21 August 2021

                                  We are delighted to hear your enjoyed your lunch with us and do hope to welcome you back again soon.

                                14. TR

                                  TRACERMC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 August 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A fab place for a bit of supper with friends or family. Staff REALLY nice.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 7 August 2021

                                  We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and do hope to welcome you back again soon.

                                15. GC

                                  GeeCee

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 30 July 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                  Great to have somewhere local that not only allows dogs in but also has a selection of food for dogs. Menu has a good selection and portions were more than adequate, highly recommend the mussels, staff very welcoming.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 7 August 2021

                                  We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that your pooch was able to dine from our dog friendly menu specially created for them.

                                16. B

                                  Becca

                                  Angus

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 24 July 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  We had a fab visit to the Inchcolm. The food was great, and the outside seating area is spacious, clean and enjoyable. We got starters of mussels and mac’n’cheese and the portions were very generous. Wine was good too, and the two waiters serving were lovely even though they were clearly rushed off their feet!

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 7 August 2021

                                  Thanks Becca for your feedback, we really do value this.

                                17. GG

                                  GeorgeG

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 23 July 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  The food was fine as was the service. As I paid by contactless payment, it was only when checking my bill at home that I realized I had been overcharged. My visit was early afternoon on a weekday and I was charged evening menu prices.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 7 August 2021

                                  George, thank you for your feedback. I do hope you rectified this with the team, our lunch menu is available Monday - Friday.

                                18. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 July 2021

                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                  Service was great , nice setting but food was average. Disappointing as it wasn’t the cheapest.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 23 July 2021

                                  Thanks for your comments, we will take these on board

                                19. l

                                  laurah

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 July 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really nice staff lovely food and nice atmosphere and view in the beer garden We just had a starter and chips but the food was really hot and tasty and the chips were real! Will go for full meal next time

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 23 July 2021

                                  Look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

                                20. SB

                                  SheonaB

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 July 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  We had a lovely meal and then drinks outside. The staff were amazing, very polite and accommodating.. Definitely be back.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 23 July 2021

                                  Thanks Sheona, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us.

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 July 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Good pub grub just what you expect from the Inchcolm with great service, been a few times here and will be back again.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 23 July 2021

                                  Thanks for taking time to rate and review us.

                                22. KR

                                  KennethR

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 July 2021

                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                  As advertised we went here for Sunday Roast Dinner only to find that they had none. Totally disappointed. Went for other available options, it was OK especially the fresh battered haddock. It would be advisable to tell customers what not on menu.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 23 July 2021

                                  We are so sorry to learn of this and will chat to the team to find out why this had happened.

                                23. RB

                                  RebekkaB

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 1 July 2021

                                  overall1food1service3ambience2

                                  Service was good, bit slow considering how quiet it was. Food was abysmal, mash was not creamy at all. Partner says it tasted like microwaved meal. My Mac & cheese was dry as anything. Onion rings came out 10/15 mins after our mains did - were overcooked & no taste. Will be back but only for drinks. Won’t be eating here again

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 8 July 2021

                                  Rebekka, please be assured we will follow this up with the team. All of our food is locally sourced and home cooked. We will look into what has gone wrong on this occasion.

                                24. KA

                                  KARENW

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 28 June 2021

                                  overall1food1service2ambience2

                                  The starter was nice but our mains were awful. Muscles were undercooked, mac n cheese was so so dry and no visible sauce whatsoever! Mentioned to the waitress and she said she would let the chef know, that was it no discount, nothing. Considering the place was extremely quiet the service was very slow. I won't be back.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thank you Karen for the feedback, this is most certainly not the standard of service or home cooked food that we strive to deliver and will look into this further.

                                25. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Glasgow

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 27 June 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                  The food was outstanding. Decor didn’t really match the menu and food offering but the price for what we had for lunch was fantastic. Good value for money, friendly staff abs delicious food, thank you.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thanks for taking time to rate us.

                                26. SM

                                  SusanM

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 June 2021

                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

                                  Lovely staff, really friendly. Food was served quickly and was a mixed bag. Crab cake was lovely but couldn’t make it work with the katsu curry sauce. Chips were amazing, but the steak in the pie was a little tough. The side salad was a full salad, really nice. All in all a good meal but not great.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thanks Susan, we will follow up your comments with the team.

                                27. LT

                                  LisaT

                                  Edinburgh

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 25 June 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Very relaxed atmosphere, decent pub grub & great table service will be back

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thanks Lisa, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

                                28. C

                                  Cameron

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 20 June 2021

                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                  The food was excellent, we only had main courses (Sunday Roast, Fish and Chips, and a Chicken Avocado Bacon Salad) but everybody cleared their plates. The staff were friendly, helpful, and very professional. The wait from ordering wasn't too long, about 30-40 minutes, but the ambience was nice so we didn't mind waiting. Price-wise, it was great value for the quality of food. I would definitely go again, and definitely recommend it to anyone who needed a place to go for a meal.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thanks Cameron for the detailed review and rating, we appreciate all feedback and do hope to welcome you again soon.

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 June 2021

                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                  Booked in for the football…given a table where view of TV was obscured by a pole. Asked to be moved told no but 5 mins later found us a better table. Well done to the staff. Stella and bierra Moretti taps were off. Had to drink Guinness but then that ran out. Only alternatives John Smiths or Tennants. Get the John Smiths in the bin and replace with Belhaven Best. Need to sort that out. Otherwise good visit.,

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thanks for the feedback, we will follow this up with the team.

                                30. HF

                                  HeatherF

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 June 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Lovely touch having a menu for the dog. Will be back.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 14 June 2021

                                  Thanks Heather, we are glad you enjoyed our dog friendly menu and visit and do look forward to welcoming you back soon.

                                31. KM

                                  KarenM

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 June 2021

                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                  Chicken was over cooked but the sauce helped, staff were very good toilets were very clean and overall we had a lovely afternoon and enjoyed the outdoor seating

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 14 June 2021

                                  Thanks Karen for the comments, we will pass these onto the team.

                                32. r

                                  rookers

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 13 June 2021

                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                  the meal was delicious except for the carrots these were hard nearly raw otherwise meal was perfect.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 1 July 2021

                                  Thank you for taking time to provide a rating and great feedback, we will take note of your comment about the carrots.

                                33. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 June 2021

                                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                                  Place was empty yet service was very poor when we first arrived

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 14 June 2021

                                  Please can you advise the time that you visited in order to look into this further with our team. We always strive to deliver excellent hospitality.

                                34. X

                                  Xxxxxx

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 11 June 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  The food wasn't great I ordered mac and cheese wich was literally just plain pasta shells and chips, the serving man was also honking of body oder wich made me feel sick

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 14 June 2021

                                  We really do value all feedback. If you can provide further information of the time you booked and the name the booking was made under, this will allow us to look into this further.

                                35. AO

                                  AlisterO

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 June 2021

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Excellent pub style food with friendly and very efficient service

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 14 June 2021

                                  Thanks Alister for your lovely feedback, we will pass on your comments to our great team.

                                36. JR

                                  JodieR

                                  Edinburgh

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 5 June 2021

                                  overall3food1service3ambience1

                                  No food was eaten so can’t comment on that. Ambience was very drab and non-inviting. Outside was lovely but staff were very slow at service and not very friendly. Wouldn’t rush back to this pub.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 6 June 2021

                                  Really disappointing to hear this feedback, we will most certainly follow this up with the team.

                                37. AL

                                  AllanL

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 5 June 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                  Food was very good, service was very good. The outside area would benefit from some TLC but overall a pleasant experience.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 6 June 2021

                                  Thanks Allan for your comments and feedback.

                                38. HR

                                  HilaryR

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 29 May 2021

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Drinks service wasn’t too great as waited over 15 mins for our order in the beer garden. Staff were ok bar the chap who was on was fab! The 2 girls weren’t so good, the girl doing reception was abrupt rather than helpful with the track and trace as we had never done it as 1st night out in 15 months!

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 30 May 2021

                                  Thank you Hilary for your comments, we will feed this back to the team.

                                39. S

                                  Simon

                                  Edinburgh

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 22 May 2021

                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                  Food was good with good size portions. Had booked an indoor table, on arrival was told no indoor tables available. Sat outside freezing. On request they moved us inside for main course. Seems like just trying to get back on there feet following change of guidelines and a little staff training are all that's needed.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 23 May 2021

                                  Thanks Simon, we appreciate your feedback. It's been quite a challenge getting opened during these times and we do hope to welcome you back again soon.

                                40. LO

                                  LauraO

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 May 2021

                                  overall1food5service1ambience3

                                  Food was amazing. Service terrible only got offered 2drinks in 2hrs. Cocktails terrible & did not taste nice nor not worth the money.

                                  The Inchcolm InnResponded on 17 May 2021

                                  Hi Laura, We are extremely sorry that you did not receive the service we strive to deliver. We will follow this up with the team, please can you let us know when you visited in order to look into this further.

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                  • Contactless payment available
                                • Physical distancing

                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                  • Extra space between tables
                                • Protective equipment

                                  • Waiting staff wear masks
                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                  • Staff temperature check required
                                  • Contact tracing information collected

                                FAQs

                                The Inchcolm Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 319 2211.

                                The Inchcolm Inn is rated 4 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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                                Dining areas

                                Additional information

                                • Cross Street

                                  Located just off Shore Road

                                • Area

                                  Edinburgh

                                • Hours of Operation

                                  Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

                                • Cuisines

                                  Scottish, Pub, Beer Garden

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress Code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking Details

                                  There is limited on site parking for patrons as well as nearby street parking.Located opposite the Police Station is a ground level car park that is free of charge and less than a one minute walk from The Inchcolm Inn.Additional parking is available at the marina.

                                • Public Transit

                                  Nearest Train Station is Dalmeny Train Station, Station Road, Dalmeny, South Queensferry, around a 15 minute walk.8 Bus services servicing South Queensferry from Edinburgh and further North along the East Coast.Nearest Bus Stop is located opposite the Police Station on Hopetoun Road, less than a minutes walk from The Inchcolm Inn.

                                • Payment Options

                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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