Sun Inn, Dalkeith

UK Scotland South Scotland Lothian Edinburgh

If you want easy access into the multiple delights of Edinburgh, but are keen to escape the hubbub of the city at the end of a day of sightseeing – plus enjoy a splash of community life – the welcoming Sun Inn is for you. It’s quite a place, hunkering under a grand old railway viaduct – yes they serve ace Scottish ales, but also have a Gin & Cocktail Bar and a Coffee House. With a terrace too outside, the Sun Inn manages to be many things to many people. Upstairs lie the half dozen rooms with their Purdeys of Argyll toiletries and Egyptian cotton bedding. I particularly love the suite that comes with a hulking stand-alone bath right in the bedroom; Winnie’s Suite meanwhile sports a riverside terrace.

The dining is no slouch either – after all this is a former AA Pub of the Year and a Scottish Gastropub of the Year winner. There is a nod away from the capital towards the other direction with their Borders beef burger topped with cheese and bacon in a brioche bun with skinny fries. Or how about ‘Pig on a Plate’: crispy pork belly, braised pig cheek, Parma ham wrapped pork loin, black pudding, crackling, a creamy mash and savoy cabbage? That they serve a heaving Full Scottish breakfast until just short of lunchtime is a bonus too – this feast will set you up for a hard day of sightseeing pounding Edinburgh’s cobbles.

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Doubles from £111, including breakfast.

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Sun Inn, Dalkeith, Lothian Bridge, Newbattle, Dalkeith, Edinburgh EH22 4TR

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