Eskmills Garden Bar

Eskmills Venue, Stuart House Station Road , Musselburgh, East Lothian , Scotland, United Kingdom, eh21 7pq
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Opening Information

Friday 3pm-10pm (Last orders for food at 8.30pm)
Saturday 12pm-10pm (Last orders for food at 8.30pm)
Sunday 12pm-8pm (Last orders for food at 7pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar

About Eskmills Garden Bar

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 6 from up to 2 households can be booked in advance here for a 2 hour session, you can book more than one session. Mask must be worn over your mouth and nose on arrival and when heading to the toilets or smoking area.

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 6 people outside. Dogs are welcome in our cobbled area so please let us know if you have a dog with you when you book. There is no smoking or vaping at any of our tables, we do have a smoking and vaping area located at the back of the Garden Bar.

We do have tables inside our venue. ResDiary will automatically book you onto one of our outdoor garden seats. If you specifically would like to be inside, 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.

Opening Times:
We are open from 3pm-10pm on a Friday, 12pm to 10pm on a Saturday and 12pm-8pm on a 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. Masks are not required but you are welcome to bring and wear one.

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. If for any reason you would like to move please consult a staff member first. You must remain seated throughout your time at the garden bar unless using the toilets or using the smoking and vaping area. As per the Scottish Governments policy, we are not allowed to play background music either indoors or outdoors.

Cuisine: Pub Food, Bar
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Food was deliciously tasty, nice and hot and presentation was excellent. Staff were very accomodating, extremely pleasant and very professional. I will definitely book again.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Terrible place. Atmosphere was awful and the woman at desk was very rude and spoke to her staff and us like rubbish. Snapped at to have mask on when entering, which we all did, but my daughter had it under chin for a second. Couldn’t get a seat in the sun as was covered in bird poo and when polite young man who worked there tried to clean table for us he was given a row by the power tripped woman in charge. Stayed for one drink then left. Never will return. Terrible place and terrible woman, obviously in wrong job.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Very friendly staff. More customers need to come!

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Relaxed atmosphere but burgers were not good. Fries were great.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Friendly service and great adherence to social restrictions to provide a comfortable atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Lovely garden and lovely staff! Very clean. Would definitely return

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Food cold Falafel wrap too herby and not much flavour Not many nacho crisps with the nachos or cheese

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

friendly staff, great service, social distancing in place. Been before, will be back again.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

first time at the garden bar. what a great idea. loved the menu. buger and veg wrap were excellent. the sauce on the burger wow. the hickory chips were also amazing and very tasty. cocktails went down really well. the app was easy to use. so glad we have this local bar .

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Good quality, locally produced products

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Good meal, friendly and speedy service. All health and safety measures in place and followed. Made us feel welcome.

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

We had a really enjoyable night. The weather wasn't great but we had a table indoors in the very spacious function room which is beautifully lit and decorated. Service and food was fantastic. Safety protocols in place and being observed. Highly recommend you give this a try.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Food was amazing, we both enjoyed being able to get out for food and drink and felt very safe while doing so

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Stunning venue, attentive staff and food was good, however, drinks are more expensive than some of the local pubs

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Limited menu which was not great, not enough choice for drinks: I'm pregnant and there was only one option for a non alcoholic drink, no hot drinks. Inside was cold as the doors were left open, outside was windy. I would not return until there are some improvements made. Disappointing as this was my wedding venue. The app for ordering the drinks failed, i was told it was due to ordering a non alcoholic drink. Strange

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Amazing service great scenery around the venue, friendly staff and good covid measures in place. The burgers were very tasty and cant wait to go back and have another. Quiet on a sunday night but atomsphere was still lovely and relaxed.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Great night had

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Limited draught beers and no measures on app for wine or spirits but enjoyed our drinks. We will go back and try the food next time.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

Our second visit & will definitely be back again

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

Lovely food and cocktails. We were indoors as it was wet but the garden area looked lovely and would have been perfect on a dry evening. All very well organised in line with the current guidelines.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Nice to have something like this close to home. Have told family about it and will be back. Well done.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Food quality was really rather poor and expensive

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Very good and fast service. Food and drink reasonably priced too. Will be back

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

Nice area away from any main roads. Very pleasant and prompt service.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Fabulous afternoon meeting ex neighbours. The lovely sunny weather helped but the day made special by the great service by cheery helpful staff.

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