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Mazoli restaurant at Tyneside Tavern is good. Waterside Bistro if you fancy somewhere a bit fancier.
Had lunch recently in the Victoria Inn, it was really good too.
 

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Mazoli restaurant at Tyneside Tavern is good. Waterside Bistro if you fancy somewhere a bit fancier.
Had lunch recently in the Victoria Inn, it was really good too.

Thanks for this, was going to ask for recommendations too so you've beaten me to it :)

Might have a drive into Edinburgh one of the nights.
 

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Thanks for this, was going to ask for recommendations too so you've beaten me to it :)

Might have a drive into Edinburgh one of the nights.
From Haddy the bus service is OK. Or drive about 4 miles to Longniddry Station.
Well worth going to Edi if you've not been before.

BTW, the courses you are playing all have good food.
 

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I think we're now sorted with our March trip

Looking like
Travel up Sunday Play craigielaw
Monday....Dunbar
Tuesday....Gullane 3
Weds....day off
Travel back Thursday and play goswick on way back to Newcastle


On a side note...
How do Dunbar and kilspindie stand up against each other??
Quite similar green fees in March...85/100
 

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I think we're now sorted with our March trip

Looking like
Travel up Sunday Play craigielaw
Monday....Dunbar
Tuesday....Gullane 3
Weds....day off
Travel back Thursday and play goswick on way back to Newcastle


On a side note...
How do Dunbar and kilspindie stand up against each other??
Quite similar green fees in March...85/100
In my day playing in that area, 1960's
The ratings were
HCEG
Gullane No1

Then equals North Berwick, Dunbar, Gullane 2, Luffness and Longniddry.

Kilspindie and Gullane 3 were good fun courses to play
 

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I think we're now sorted with our March trip

Looking like
Travel up Sunday Play craigielaw
Monday....Dunbar
Tuesday....Gullane 3
Weds....day off
Travel back Thursday and play goswick on way back to Newcastle


On a side note...
How do Dunbar and kilspindie stand up against each other??
Quite similar green fees in March...85/100
I love both. Kilspindie is great fun, short but still a decent challenge.

Dunbar is much harder, especially into the wind off the back 9.
 

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In my day playing in that area, 1960's
The ratings were
HCEG
Gullane No1

Then equals North Berwick, Dunbar, Gullane 2, Luffness and Longniddry.

Kilspindie and Gullane 3 were good fun courses to play
Personally, I don't think Gullane 1 is as good a layout as Dunbar.

Facilities at Gullane are first class though. Give yourself some time to use the short game practice area.
 

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Personally, I don't think Gullane 1 is as good a layout as Dunbar.

Facilities at Gullane are first class though. Give yourself some time to use the short game practice area.
In those days Gullane No1, Luffness and NB were the three Qualifing courses for a Muirfield Open.
If I remember correctly Gullane No1 always had the highest scores.
I think Gullane No2 was also an Open qualifier in Players 1959 win.
 

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Any helpful locals...

We're heading up this Sunday on our trip away
What's the weather been like, and do we have a chance, even a slim chance, of not getting wet every day🤞

Also, is musselburgh worth a visit for a night, somewhere different, decent restaurant maybe and few bars.
Local taxi recommendations??
Please and thanks 👍
 

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Any helpful locals...

We're heading up this Sunday on our trip away
What's the weather been like, and do we have a chance, even a slim chance, of not getting wet every day🤞

Also, is musselburgh worth a visit for a night, somewhere different, decent restaurant maybe and few bars.
Local taxi recommendations??
Please and thanks 👍

Not a local but we had a lovely steak when we visited 3 years back, Parilla it's called, think it's had a name change.

I don't want to offend anyone but I found Musselburgh high street to be a bit rough, and we were in and out after dinner.
 

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Any helpful locals...

We're heading up this Sunday on our trip away
What's the weather been like, and do we have a chance, even a slim chance, of not getting wet every day🤞

Also, is musselburgh worth a visit for a night, somewhere different, decent restaurant maybe and few bars.
Local taxi recommendations??
Please and thanks 👍
Musselburgh is not that great, better heading to Edinburgh or NB.

Check met office, usually a decent forecast. I am playing Sunday and weather looked OK last time I checked.

Where are you staying again?

Edit...
Just saw you are staying in Haddington. Musselburgh is not that easy to get to from there. I posted before places to eat in Haddy. Tyneside is closed Monday Tuesday.

Not that easy to get around as it is quite a rural county. Things would be a lot easier with a designated driver.

If you go to North Berwick Zitto, Nether Abbey, the Puffin, Herringbone are all good for food.
 
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Musselburgh is not that great, better heading to Edinburgh or NB.

Check met office, usually a decent forecast. I am playing Sunday and weather looked OK last time I checked.

Where are you staying again?

Edit...
Just saw you are staying in Haddington. Musselburgh is not that easy to get to from there. I posted before places to eat in Haddy. Tyneside is closed Monday Tuesday.

Not that easy to get around as it is quite a rural county. Things would be a lot easier with a designated driver.

If you go to North Berwick Zitto, Nether Abbey, the Puffin, Herringbone are all good for food.

Were staying prem inn A1 musselburgh, that's what they're calling it anyway.

Kicking off with Craigielaw on Sunday afternoon
 

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Yep that's the one

Local taxis?....Uber..?
I'm sure there are taxis available.
You are closest to Musselburgh and Dalkieth.
Check out TripAdvisor for restaurant recommendations. The Caprice Italian in Mussy used to be good and I have heard there is a great curry house in Dalkeith.

We used to cycle to the pub next door to where you are staying. Probably OK for pub grub and beers. 👍
 

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I'm sure there are taxis available.
You are closest to Musselburgh and Dalkieth.
Check out TripAdvisor for restaurant recommendations. The Caprice Italian in Mussy used to be good and I have heard there is a great curry house in Dalkeith.

We used to cycle to the pub next door to where you are staying. Probably OK for pub grub and beers. 👍

Thanks a lot mate for all that info
Much appreciated👍
 
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