Around here Cramond Island is popular with the adventurous for its property to be an… island. Or maybe it is popular just because sometimes it is not an island?
It’s hard to tell which part excites people the most as it all depends on whether they want to walk to it when the tide is low or whether they want to pretend they are pirates on a deserted island when the tide is high. Or whether they are stuck on it for the next how many hours.
Unfortunately, we didn’t catch the low tide so we had to entertain ourselves on the safe side of the sea. There are two establishments to take care of this, one of which is Cramond Inn and I believe we chose wisely. The inn offered the best pub food I have had so far. My fish tasted fresh and the batter was light and crispy. Not to mention that the paper with a newspaper print on it underneath showed extraordinary attention to detail. My companions were quite happy with their Jumbo Sausage Hot-dog and Sticky Toffee Pudding as well. Drink wise – go for the Oatmeal Stout. It’s a definite must.
What made my visit to the inn, though, was the dart board. We played well into the evening when the day sent us off with one of the most gorgeous sunsets I have ever seen. So even if you don’t make it to the island - stick around, you’ll be surprised what the surroundings got to offer.