Abbotsford | Edinburgh,
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Good based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar

3-5 Rose Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PR [ print map ]
0131 225 5276

Hours: 11am-11pm

Mayor: JefVerstraete (1) |


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26 reviews for Abbotsford
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  69%
 Selection  56%
 Food  67%
 Value  67%
 Overall  63%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad  (47) Blue Mountains, Australia | October 18, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (402) , England | October 29, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete  (99) Ghent, Belgium | September 21, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jfb  (137) Freising, Germany | May 20, 2014
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 ...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 8/20
gunnar  (402) Sandnes, Norway | July 28, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
lambic  (87) Newton Abbot, England | October 17, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Tim Webb  (241) Cambridge, England | August 5, 2012
The staff in the island bar look and sound trapped, though the decoration has livened up in recent years thanks to the ceiling being painted, so it and they are not so Rose Street depressed as they were. This bar would benefit from the presence of an old-fashioned landlord, even if they were just an act borrowed from the Fringe out of season.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub  (554) Banbury, England | April 26, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Brugmansia  (463) Jylland, Denmark | April 26, 2012
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  (519) Tampere, Finland | March 3, 2012
4 casks. Very busy Thu night 7pm. Nice historic interior. Reasonable prices. Nice location on Rose Street.

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