Guildford Arms | Edinburgh,
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Guildford Arms
Good based on 51 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Daily 12.00-24.00

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (11) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 10-12

Guildford Arms

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Beehive Brae Honey Beer , Strathbraan Due South 45, Strathbraan Look West 49, Van Diest FrŁli Strawberry Beer 21, 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 , Ticketybrew Blonde 48
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51 reviews for Guildford Arms
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  70%
 Selection  72%
 Food  74%
 Value  67%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert  (23) Edinburgh, Scotland | November 12, 2011
Always quite crowded. Good central location, but hidden from tourists. Always an impressive list of good quality draft beers on their 10 pumps. Also have interesting bottles from time to time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud  (197) , Croatia | October 5, 2015
Pretty large place in a side street across Balmoral. Looks nice, high ceilings and lots of wood. Tends to get very crowded especially in the afternoon hours. Quite good selection of casks, they had Oakham tap takeover during my last visit which was very nice. Worth visiting.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
Tim Webb  (336) Bristol, England | August 19, 2015
I donít get this place. With a bit of effort they could make this place a blinder but it would need a taste makeover. Chainstore Cafe Royal - the original next door is more expensive with beers that are just as unadventurous but makes a much better fist of the grandeur. Lots of handpulls is not enough
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty  (302) Uppsala, Sweden | July 1, 2015
A lovely interior and a unique revolving door at the front entrance of this pub are just two of the things that make this pub worth visiting, whilst the other is a great range of cask beers (both from Scotland and further afield) plus a modest yet quality bottled beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 6/20
Tonyrony  (26) , Scotland | February 15, 2015
Wide selection of beer but usually in poor condition.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666  (168) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 13, 2015
10 cask pumps, 5 of which tend to be staples leaving the selection a bit limited. However, they do have frequent íshowcasesí where 4-5 taps are taken over by one brewery for a mere £2.50 a pint. Unfortunately tends to be constantly packed, especially during the Edinburgh festival or when any football/rugby is on. Food is pretty tasty and well priced.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (793) London, England | January 25, 2015
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 youíll definitely find some good beers here. And the location is quite convenient.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (871) Tourist Town (West), England | December 21, 2014
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 youíll 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad  (52) Blue Mountains, Australia | November 10, 2014
One of the cityís most elaborate and attractive bars, with a solid array of taps. Central location. Always busy any time Iíve been in, no matter the time of day. The beers always seem reasonably well cared for and the line-up changes if you hang around long enough. Iím inordinately fond of the place, despite having been thrown out on at least one occasion that I can recall. Popular hang-out.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (437) , England | October 29, 2014
Walking through the revolving doors you enter a lovely, lovely room: high ceiling with chandeliers and a wonderful central bar. Upstairs in an eating area, ground level has more seating under the restuarant bit but itís not so plush towards the rear entrance. I love itís Victorian opulence and elegance, just like itís neighbour The Cafe Royal. Beer quality on my two cask ales was fine and the staff were friendly if a little under pressure with the amount of customers they were trying to cope with.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (197) New York | August 16, 2014
Stopped in day one since it was near dinner reservation. Classy pub with high ceilings. Nice cask selection and prices for half pints were just fine. Seemed like a place to hang have conversations without being to crazed at least my time of day. Enjoyed

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