Champany Inn - The Chop and Ale House
“Renowned inn with an award-winning cellar” - AA Inspector
LINLITHGOW, WEST LOTHIAN
Spread across a collection of buildings, some dating from the 16th century, Champany Corner is within striking distance of Edinburgh. In the bar enjoy a glass of St Mungos, Thistly Cross farmhouse cider from Dunbar, or perhaps own-label South African wine in hand, take in the menu. Entirely separate from the restaurant in a former bar is the Chop and Ale House, where starters include smoked salmon rillettes; and home-smoked chorizo with apricot and mango chutney. Although the inn is big on Aberdeen Angus steaks and burgers, there's plenty more choice, including best-end-of-neck lamb chops; haddock in home-made batter; and charcoal-grilled peri-peri chicken. For pudding, hot malted waffles are served with maple syrup and whipped cream; and vanilla meringues.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £1
- Closed: 2
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About the area
Discover West Lothian
Located midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, West Lothian is an easily accessible destination. From prehistoric burial sites to stately homes, it is steeped in history waiting to be explored, and the area’s historic attractions make great family days out too.
Rising dramatically from the shores of Linlithgow Loch is the great square fortress of Linlithgow Palace, dating from the 15th century, which has played its part in Scotland’s history. There was a fortified residence here as early as the mid-12th century, and Edward I built a manor here in 1302, but it was not until 1425 that work began on the castle that you see today. Mary, Queen of Scots, was born here in 1542, Charles I slept here in 1633 and Oliver Cromwell stayed in the palace in the winter of 1650–51. When the Duke of Cumberland’s army bivouacked in Linlithgow in 1746 en route to their encounter with Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s army at Culloden Moor, fires were left burning which gutted this handsome building.
For shopping and entertainment, head to Livingstone. The county’s biggest town has excellent facilities and is Scotland’s top shopping destination.
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