Dirleton is very fortunate, as a small village, to have two inns with restaurant facilities that are popular with locals and visitors alike. Other accommodation options range from a grand mansion to an excellent camping and caravan site. Eating out in and around Dirleton is a popular village pastime, and as well as the Dirleton Gallery which has a small cafe, there are numerous opportunities in the surrounding area for everything from coffee and cakes to evening meals.
Dirleton Eating and Staying
Overlooking the castle in the middle of the village, the Open Arms has twelve bedrooms and can offer lunches and evening meals informally in Deveau’s Brasserie, and in the more formal Library. It has a variety of possibilities for parties and functions and small conferences. A festive pre- and Christmas Day menus can be found on their website.
The Castle Inn is a striking white and black building at the top of Dirleton village green with a long and fascinating history. Its opening hours and facilities are subject to seasonal variations, so it is advisable to phone and check.
phone: 01620 850 221
This has opened in the premises of the old shop/post office during the summer of 2018. It serves coffee, cakes and a varfety of ice creams to take away.
Phone: 01620 850384
Coffee machine and maybe a chocolate bar to take into the stunning grounds.
Eating and Staying in the Locale
Near to Yellowcraig Beach, EH39 5DS
phone: 01620 850 217
website: Yellowcraig Caravan Club Site
Open to members and non-members.
Current season runs from 18 March 2016 to 7 November 2016
Open to members and non members.
Earliest arrival time 12.00
phone: 01835 822 277
phone: 01620 388 588
Road entrance off the A198 between Gullane and the Dirleton turnoff
Cafe/restaurant open daily 9.30 - 5
Breakfast menu 9.30 - 11
Afternoon teas from 2pm
Bar and inhouse microbrewery
Deli and shop
Venue can be hired for events
Children's parties catered for
address: Fenton Barns Farm Shop & Carfe, Fenton Barns Retail Village, Drem, EH39 5BW
phone: 01620 850 294
open daily: shop 10 - 5, cafe 10 - 4
Coffees, lunches and teas
In winter there is a cosy wood burning stove
Catering for outside events
The Old Clubhouse
A lively pub and restaurant with a comprehensive menu sourced from local produce.
Phone: 01620 842008
The Main Course
Italian Restaurant with award winning Italian Cuisine in an elegant dining style.
Phone: 01620 842234
La Potinière restaurant, situated in Gullane’s Main Street, is owned by award winning chefs Keith Marley and Mary Runciman.
As one of the founder members of the Scotch Beef Club, Keith and Mary meticulously source ingredients locally and nationally as well as utilising the produce grown in La Potinière’s own garden.
Phone: 01620 843214
An Independant Watering hole. Pouring local craft beers, a selection of our very favourite wines, beautifully crafted cocktails and the best seasonal and regional ingredients, served simply.
Website: The Herringbone
Phone: 01620 890501
Coffee Roasters and local Cafe
The Fly Half
Popular restaurant attached to the Nether Abbey Hotel. Good food and local produce.
Phone: 01620 892802