Scotland > Edinburgh
Tim Webb (283) Bristol, England | August 19, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I am a regular here. I visit once every two or three years without fail. Classic island bar design, on the Rose Street crawl, depressed by cheap lighting and still a bastion of cask ales - though the brilliantly clever Alchemy 80/- lit up this visit. Would still benefit no end from the presence of an old-fashioned landlord. Improving bar food but please guys, bury the fishcake under a nuclear waste pile.
BlackHaddock (434) , England | October 29, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Our last port of call on Friday 24th Oct 2014. I liked it and was surprised it has scored so poorly on this site. Clean, bright and impressive Victorian decor, with a fantastic central serving island. Cask ales on my visit were fine and the staff friendly enough. I suggest some of the older reviewers should return for another look and beer or three: six different cask ales available when I went.
JefVerstraete (110) Ghent, Belgium | September 21, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Crowded bar with a restaurand above. Some good scottish real ales but not really a beer bar to try the newest craft beers. Food was ok, staff correct and friendly. Ok bar.
jfb (137) Freising, Germany | May 20, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Traditional pub in the city centre with an island bar and a rather good selection of Scottish micros on draught. Nice and quiet atmosphere on the Friday and Sunday afternoons we visited. The fish and chips one of the waitors was carrying to a table smelled absolutely rancid though ...
gunnar (464) Sandnes, Norway | July 28, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Traditional island bar with 2 cask beers, had troubles with the cellar at my visit, so no real ales that day, pity, cause the food was decent, and the interior as well.
lambic (94) Newton Abbot, England | October 17, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Proper Scottish pub with an island bar and air pressure dispense. Always a good selection of Scottish micros. Very good food and friendly efficient staff. I always try to visit here when in town.
imdownthepub (656) Banbury, England | April 26, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Traditional type of pub in the city centre again fitted out ornately, with lovely plasterwork, mahogony and a big island bar. Beers from Scottish micro brewers to the fore, like its sister pub, The Guildford. Eating appears to be upstairs. Decent pub.
Brugmansia (470) Jylland, Denmark | April 26, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited this pub on the Great Graig Pubcrawl Tour 23/4-2012.
A traditionel city center pub, with a large bar in the middle of the pub, and tables around at the walls. I think this place more is a drinking pub, but itīs possible have traditionel pub food here. There are 5 cask pumps with a good range of UK beers. Friendly staff, nice deko and on the day I visited there was a lot of seniors, so I felt a bit young :-)
rosenbergh (595) Tampere, Finland | March 3, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
4 casks. Very busy Thu night 7pm. Nice historic interior. Reasonable prices. Nice location on Rose Street.
highlandlad (52) Blue Mountains, Australia | October 18, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Lively city-centre pub with a fair selection of ales and a good buzz about it. Arguably the pick of the Rose Street bars. Rapid turnover ensures the ales are fresh.
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