Friday-Saturday 12pm-10pm (Last orders for food at 8.30pm)
Sunday 12pm-8pm (Last orders for food at 7pm)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Eskmills Garden Bar
FINALLY! We’ve all waited months to meet up and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat together. Now it’s possible, so we’d like to welcome you to East Lothian’s newest (and probably biggest) beer garden – opening up for a limited period at Eskmills Venue, close to the River Esk and Musselburgh train station.
The Eskmills Garden Bar is a brand new outdoor pop up bar with a festival vibe – plenty of space for meeting up safely with family and friends with Government guidelines in place. Our courtyard and beautifully landscaped garden will have distanced tables and a marquee, with a great range of drinks and food options. We’re running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout July until at least the end of August.
So how will it work?
Tables for a maximum of 8 can be booked in advance here for a 4 hour session, you can book up to two sessions.
To avoid queues we are strongly recommending you book in advance, however we will try and keep a small number of tables available for people arriving without reservations. There’s no charge to book a table, but if you are more than 10 minutes late your booking will be cancelled and your table given to those without reservations.
The current social distancing rules still apply in our garden: you can sit with your family or the other people permitted in your ‘social bubble’, but you must not be a group of more than 8 people. Dogs are welcome in our cobbled area so please let us know if you have a dog with you when you book.
We do have tables inside our venue. ResDiary will automatically book you onto one of our outdoor garden seats. if one is unavailable it will then book you indoors. If you specifically do not want to be either indoors or outdoors, please let us know beforehand and we will do our very best to accommodate you in your preferred area.
Drinks and food are ordered through an easy-to-use app 'HOPT' which is available via Apple and Android, unfortunately Huawei phones do not support this app. Orders are per table, not per person.
Please download the app prior to your arrival. We will not be accepting cash and you are only able to order via the app.
We are open from 12pm to 10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
What happens when I arrive?
The Garden Bar is likely to be busy at peak times and there may be queues on your arrival. If so, please stay 2 metres apart, follow the signs and stay behind the barriers where directed following the clearly signed one-way systems.
All guests will need to register their contact details on arrival. This is a compulsory part of the Scottish Government policy to allow us to open. Once you have been assigned a table, you must not leave your table to choose a different one. This will be your area for the duration of your visit.
Fabulous afternoon meeting ex neighbours. The lovely sunny weather helped but the day made special by the great service by cheery helpful staff.
Loved our afternoon there. Orders all done on line so needed a help from the receptionist who was fantastic. Speedy service. Great food. Would definitely recommend and will come back
Excellent levels of service from start to finish. All the staff were really friendly and made us feel so welcome. Really enjoyed the food and draught beer that was on offer. Musselburgh definitely needs a venue like this. We will be back soon for sure!
Really enjoyed our visit really impressed by the vivid measures in place, highly recommend
Fantastic burgers and felt totally safe as tables are definitely socially distanced. Staff were great and easy booking and ordering system
A very nice experience, although I had a confusing issue with my reservation. I had booked two slots, received an email that the second one had been cancelled, but it was not clear that both bookings had been merged. Despite this, we had a very nice time at Eskmills. The systems worked well, and the service was very good.
Was here at the weekend-great setup, felt relaxed and completely socially distanced from any other tables.
The drinks are incredible overpriced for Musselburgh. A round was the same price as what it was in Edinburgh. Staff were friendly and the app worked well although I do wonder how non tech people would manage
Lovely evening. Prompt and friendly service.
The food was delicious the manager is an absolute credit to your team . Spend the whole time just enjoying the sun. Cocktails were delicious and nothing was to much of an ask will definitely be back soon.
Well set up system, good service and food in a lovely setting. We got married here so lovely memories too, would recommend on both accounts!!
Fab afternoon ha, service was excellent.
First time here and staff very friendly and great service. Was very clean and clear instructions regarding restrictions. Would book again!
Great venue - well organised
We had our puppy with us so had to sit beside the smoking area and next to the smoker and bbq. As it was windy all the smoke blew over our table.
Very politely greeted; sat in a lovely seat, app was easy to use for ordering, service was excellent and food, albeit limited, was lovely. Very enjoyable and will most definitely be going back
Our booking could not be found even though we did receive confirmation. It was not a problem a table was given, service, food and staff were brilliant. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Tables well spaced out, food and drink good and waiter and waitressess' all happy to help.
staff were very friendly, food was excellent.
Having had a great experience the week before, I pre-booked a week in advance for this weekend. Unfortunately when we arrived (2 of us) we were told we were automatically booked inside - you are advertising a beer garden and that is where we wanted to be. Having sat inside waiting for a vacant bench, (the only offer being a barrel side, after 20 minutes of being indoors, which was inconvenient). We were left inside (the only two people indoors). After one hour of not being allocated a seated bench outside (having booked in advance) we left. You should give the option of being able to book inside or outside - had I known you *automatically* booked us inside (assume because we are a part of 2 and you want more groups outside) I would have not come along. The worse part was having sat inside for an hour, there were 4 picnic benches with no one at them - we were not offered these. Very disappointing.
Better music for a better atmosphere.
Great lay out, well organised and easy to order food and drinks via the app. Would recommend and would go back as well! Great job done by Eskmills GB
Service, food and setting all great, the only slight issue was getting the app to order food to download. I didn't realise I would have to do this otherwise I would have done it before I left home.
Lovely setting for a few outdoor cocktails.
Food great! Service great! Set up felt very safe and well done! Thank you we will be back 😃