A message to you all

We are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening on Monday 26th April

We, at The Bridge Inn, cannot wait to start welcoming you all back to our beautiful pub.  Life for everyone has, with the risk of understating the obvious, been extraordinary over the past couple of months, life has changed for us all, and we are now trying to navigate what will be the second new ‘normal’.

We have been busy during this lockdown, remodelling the beer garden, creating our exciting new food and bar offering out there and providing cover, heat and light to keep you all warm, whilst we are still encouraged to sit outside.

The rules will regularly change over the next few weeks and here we will attempt to keep you all abreast of all new developments…

 Current Guidelines from 17th May

Inside – We must close the restaurants at 10.30pm and alcohol may be served indoors.  Tables can be booked for up to 6 people from 3 households

Outside – We can stay open until 10pm and may serve alcohol both with or without food.  Tables can be booked for up to 8 people from 8 different households

Our Covid FAQs

Please click here for further details

Can I book a table?

We are now taking bookings online for both inside in our restaurants and outside in the beer garden. When you book online it will not specify which area your table will be assigned to – therefore if you have a request please note it in the booking system or call us on 0131-333-1320. Due to contact tracing it is easier for us all if you make a booking but this is not essential.  We cannot, obviously, guarantee tables for walk ins.   Book Here

Can I stay?

We have now opened our online bookings for our hotel from 17th May.  As tourism restarts in Scotland we are very excited to welcome guests back to our beautiful bedrooms.   Book Here

Gift Vouchers

All vouchers that were due to expire in last year we have extended until 23rd December 2021.  Gift vouchers are still available to purchase on line Here

What should I expect?

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and our staff is our primary concern, and we are taking extra measures so that you can be assured that your health and safety has our complete attention.  We are continuously monitoring developments and staying abreast of recommendations about best practices from The Government and the WHO to ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes to The Bridge Inn.

When we welcome you back there will, hopefully, be lots that will be familiar about your favourite local, but also a few new things that will help your experience.

  • Capacity

    With mitigating measures we operate  a 1m distancing policy.   We will adhere to Government guidelines and restrictions relating to capacity, and while physical distancing is required our restaurants will be operating with a reduced number of tables, so availability will be limited. Due to the constantly changing nature of this guidance, we will be continuously reviewing our procedures related to capacity. This will also affect our outside space.  We ask you to stay at your tables, unless you need to visit the toilets, but not to go over to other tables to talk to other guests.

  • Face-masks – It is mandatory to wear face-masks when entering the premises and when walking around the Bridge Inn.  The rules are the same outside and inside.  You are not required to wear them whilst seated!  Please replace your face-mask, however,  when going to the toilet .

  • Cleaning

    • We have hand sanitiser throughout the building and have increased the cleaning regimens using increased disinfectants for all bathrooms, public spaces and employee work areas.
    • Our staff will be washing and/or sanitising their hands with increased regularity and this will be monitored by managers on duty. We also ask that our customers use the sanitisers available after visiting the toilets, and at regular intervals.
    • All tables, chairs, condiments and other ‘touched’ items will be sanitised between each use.
    • If you require further anti bacterial wipes for baby changing facilities, or for anything else, please ask a member of staff on duty
  • Social distancing

    Maintaining a physical distance from others is absolutely essential to stop the spread of the virus, but we believe it does not mean we can’t be sociable! We prefer the term physical distancing, so that it doesn’t feel like you can’t enjoy interacting with the team.

    We’ll always adapt our service style to adhere to Government guidelines, and have adjusted table layouts in our restaurant and outside areas to allow for the required distancing policy.

    We love our buildings being old, quirky and a bit different, but this can make it difficult for hard and fast rules. We’ll ask our guests to please use common sense and be responsible for your own physical distancing during your visit when moving around the hotel for the wellbeing of both you, other guests and the team. We will be asking the team to do the same for you.

    One change for a local pub will be that we will ask you to refrain from going over to other tables to chat to friends.  This, I know, will be hard as you will not have seen people for months but it makes social distancing harder and can cause concern to other guests.

  • Keeping you up to date

    As you are all aware we are in a continuously evolving situation.  We will endeavour to keep you all informed of any changes through our website and other social media channels. We will be honest, transparent and up front with all changes that we are making and we hope that you understand and bear with us during this time.

  • Guidance and Best Practice

    We’re following all government guidelines and working on best practice measures within The Bridge Inn.  We have completed necessary risk assessments and certification to validate our policies; all procedures and assessments will be constantly reviewed and updated where necessary in line with government guidelines.

    Our staff have undergone rigorous training and previous work practices have been altered.  All staff are temperature checked on arrival at work.  It is as important for us that staff feel safe at work as well as customers.

    We firmly believe this needs to be a joint effort between our team and our guests, so we urge you to please use maximum common sense to play your part in keeping everyone safe. In return we will be doing the same for you. Importantly, we will not be allowing any of our team members displaying symptoms inside our hotels and we would ask you to exercise the same cautionary approach.

  • Test & Protect

    For the health and safety of our customers we are requested by the Scottish Government to collect data to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect.   We are required to keep this data for 21 days and then it will be destroyed in line with GDPR regulations.  We will record  your name, contact number, plus date and time of your visit.  For further information please click here.

  • Further Scottish Government Guidance

    Please find further guidance here 

  • Risk assessment and Checklist