Vicorian boozer about a 5 minute walk from Waverly station so ideal if you have a quick change of trains, just take the stair case up onto Princess St and you’ll wind your way there.
Large ceiling, big bay window, snug feel to the place, largely local clientele plus a few travellers.
About 10 cask lines, largely Scottish micro fayre with a few Engels thrown in.
Solid trad boozer, ideal for Waverly.
A large, sprawling Victorian pub right in the centre of town. They have a great range of casks and I tried several solid beers on my visit - all in good condition. Average pricing, pretty efficient staff. Certainly not a beer geek place, but you’ll definitely find some good beers here. And the location is quite convenient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).