Grey Horse Inn reopens as gastro pub

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The award-winning Grey Horse Inn in Balerno, Edinburgh, has been reopened as a gastro pub.

It now serves a breakfast, lite bite, lunch and dinner menu created by chefs Richard Ward and Joe Ward, including dishes like fresh steamed Shetland mussels, Highland lamb and pan-seared coley.

Owner Paul Ng (below) said the makeover was undertaken due to popular demand and stressed that the traditional bar, which has made the Grey Horse a real ale haven locally, will remain.

Mr Ng, who has owned the pub for nine years and previously ran its kitchen, said the change was inspired by is customers who would prefer to eat locally.

He said, “Over the years, many people have asked us about opening a gastro pub catering for families.

“People, particularly in Balerno, want to leave their car in the garage and take their family for a quality meal and then walk home.

“We also want to cater for people who walk and cycle in The Pentlands and those who fish at local reservoirs.”

He added, “This is a significant investment for us but we believe the time is right.”

The restaurant has a warm, traditional feel to complement the original bar and is decorated with pictures and memorabilia from the local area.

The Grey Horse has been a runner-up in the Lothians Pub if the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, an award run by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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