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Beer Available At Guildford Arms (arranged by most recent)
Beehive Brae Honey Beer , Strathbraan Due South 45, Strathbraan Look West 49, Van Diest Früli Strawberry Beer 20, Fallen / Hanging Bat Brew Co Gose Off The Rails 47, Bottle Cap Scotch Ale 69, Bottle Cap IPA 41, Bottle Cap Blonde , Stewart Saison des Pluies 50, Alechemy Malacca 79, Windswept Aurora 50, Tyne Bank Rhubarb & Custard , Heavy Industry Collaborator 67, EdinBrew Divided City 39, Jaw Drift 37, Jaw Wave 76, Belhaven Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale 52, Jaw Fathom 48, Orkney Gold 53, Ticketybrew Blonde 48
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Theydon_Bois (874) Tourist Town (West), England | December 21, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beershine (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 24, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
Leighton (798) London, England | January 25, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
imdownthepub (705) Banbury, England | April 22, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
rosenbergh (618) Tampere, Finland | March 3, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Grandeur and slightly fancy place. 6pm Thursday. Very busy. Lots of older people. 10 casks. OK prices. OK service.
Cunningham (562) Halden, Norway | November 11, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Big and very good looking traditional pub in the city centre. Close to the railway station.
Large range of different beer.
bhensonb (538) Woodland, California | February 5, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 11, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
Scopey (517) Croydon, England | July 21, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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