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Guildford Arms
Exceptional based on 40 ratings
Type: Bar

1 West Register Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA [ print map ]
0131 556 4312

guildfordarms.com

Hours: 11am-11pm


Mayor: jamestulloch (15) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 10-12


Guildford Arms

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Beer Available At Guildford Arms (arranged by most recent)
Pilot Beer India Pale Ale , Alechemy 10 Storey Malt Bomb , Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 99, Wells Bombardier (Cask) 48, Orchard Pig Reveller , Revolutions Clash London Porter 89, Harviestoun The Ridge 50, Eden Advantage , Scottish Borders Flower of Scotland , Loddon Whirlwind , Roosters Cogburn 45, Wild Beer English Roots 56, Summer Wine Zenith 73, Knops India Pale Ale 47, Mallinsons 12 Hops of Christmas , Alechemy Stereotype 58, Alechemy Black Aye PA 75, Youngs Winter Warmer (Cask) 61, Oakham JHB 86, Wild Beer Put it in Your Pipe 92
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40 reviews for Guildford Arms
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  70%
 Selection  75%
 Food  78%
 Value  66%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  83%
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70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 24, 2010
One of the most attractive pub interiors in Edinburgh. Compelling to visit and linger. Opulent and gilded decor, roaring 20s come to life. Clientele and staff can be appropriately genteel but it’s still a casual place. Around the corner from a similarly characterful place called the Cafe Royal but the Guildford is more spectacular. Excellent location nr. Princes St. Beer selection and quality can be very good. Has a restaurant upstairs, but didn’t eat there.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
An absolutely beautiful, rather large and very busy pub that does not lack atmosphere. The 5 waiters behind the small counter were all very busy. Only scottich ales were being served, albeit not the most exciting, on the 10 hand-pumps. Its central location, authentic (if a bit tourist-gatherer) feel and vast selection can only make it a must stop really.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 11, 2007
A beautiful, formal-looking Victorian pub serving 8 cask ales at all times, with no apparent regulars. Of course, they have plenty of tap macros to fit that bill. I went twice in a 2-week period, and the selection had completely changed. Nice variety too, from bitter to old ales, from brewpubs and micros hidden in the Scottish countryside to ones scattered over the British border. The haggis in whisky sauce I had was excellent as a starter, but the rest of the meals were twice as expensive as the ones you can get at Halfway House (for example), so we passed. If you want selection and a classy pub atmosphere, Guildford Arms cannot disappoint you.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub  (456) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | September 6, 2007
Large "classic" Victorian pub with a quite good, but not sensational selection of well-kept ales. Friendly service, quiet atmosphere. A good stop, when You finish the dangerous tour down from the Carlton Hill.....
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (445) Woodland, California | February 5, 2007
Been twice now. It does get crowded; the atmosphere is great though, and the real ale selection is difficult to beat. Food’s good, but you have seen something like most of it elsewhere. Go for the real ale. You are likely to see something new to you.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (414) Helsinki, Finland | March 3, 2012
Grandeur and slightly fancy place. 6pm Thursday. Very busy. Lots of older people. 10 casks. OK prices. OK service.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (398) Banbury, England | April 22, 2012
Rather a grand and spectacular Victorian style pub in a very central location, very handy for the buses. Big windows, plenty of light, plenty to look at. Good for Scottish micro brewery beers. Met Craig in here, he had an inkling we would start there. Nice buzz about the place, but as mentioned before, quite pricey.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (360) Tromsø, Norway | December 1, 2008
Very pleasant and comfortable central pub with a relaxing atmosphere. Eight hand pumps in function. All our ales were found to be in prime condition. Ultra fast changing range of guest ales. Orkney’s Dark Island seems to be usually available. Classic décor. Many guests come here to drink real ale. Restaurant upstarts on a balcony overlooking the pub. Guest beers are displayed on a blackboard at the rear of the bar (visited serveral times in late Oct. and early Nov. 08).
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (358) Croydon, England | July 21, 2013
Visited a few times so far, most recently for a quick half between train transfer at Waverley. Guildford Arms is a rather grand pub with a focus on quality cask ale. 10 taps on offer as well as a few bottles. On my last visit they had a mini Oakham fest so the range was half Oakham, half Scottish Micros. Good condition. A pretty great traditional pub in a rather central location. Always worth stopping past.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brugmansia  (356) Jylland, Denmark | April 26, 2012
Visited this pub on the Great Graig Pubcrawl Tour 23/4-2012. A large pub in the citycenter. They often have their own small beerfestival going on, therefore this place is always worth a visit. They have a small restaurent upstairs, where they do great food. The pub has a very open space and great deko. Friendly staff, but a bit touristed.

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