Scotland > Edinburgh
KnutAlbert (274) Oslo, Norway | December 29, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
The usual spoons menu, fast adn cheap. A decent range of ales, seasonals whan I was in. Mixed bunch of customers, not as dominated by smelly old men as some other pubs in the chain. The side rooms are pleasant and quiet. Family friendly.
rosenbergh (414) Helsinki, Finland | March 3, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
Big hall with lots of smaller rooms. Slightly more expensive than regular JDW. 8 casks. Food was good.
Blairgus (87) California | February 24, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
wide selection of real ales great prices on pints and food. Food is merely pub food, nothing special. Pub is absolutely mobbed on a weekend.
Rune (360) Tromsø, Norway | December 16, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Last time I paid a visit to this spacious Wetherspoon pub in the central part of Edinburgh, I got nine new ratings from 16 operating hand pumps serving cask ales. Must be one of the greatest JDWs in the UK. Pleasant atmosphere, and at this time of the year, enjoying Christmas decoration. Be aware of the recently open Wetherspoon in the same street (128 George St.), called The Alexander Graham Bell, which also offers a good selection of cask ales (visited 29th and 30th November 2010).
jfb (118) , Germany | May 30, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Typical Spoons in an absolutely huge old bank building. This plus it being packed to the brim on a Saturday evening and the staff walking around in Rocky Horror-themed apparel raised a bit of an eyebrow upon entrance. 15 casks, very cheap.
danlo (42) Darlington , England | November 6, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Large Weatherspoons in central Edinburgh, with an entrance just off Rose Street. Impressively large room with high ceilings. Lots of tables, chairs and TV screens. Usual JDW range of beers, cheap prices & food and regular beer festivals.
JohnRMurdoch (298) Glasgow, Scotland | May 29, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Large JDW backing on to Rose Street quite close to The Sir Alexander Graham Bell. Large selection of reasonably interesting beers. Very busy but there are very few staff so the service is very poor.
Borresteijn (166) Amsterdam, Netherlands | November 4, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited during Edinburgh pubcrawl with Craig, Fin, Loz, Jan & Charlotte and Arjan. Enormous pub, very spacious hall with some more smaller hallways, crowded but cozy, at night lights are dimly lit, very atmosperic. Lots of taps here (> 30 I think), most if not all in good form. Very cheap in both food and beer (1,80 for a pint of guest ale, and during the real ale festival three 1/3rds for the price of a pint), service can be a bit slow when crowded.
Beershine (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 26, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice interior, very grand and giant ceilings. The Weatherspoons corporate family feedbag ambiance competes with the lovely historic bank building it occupies. But the beers were in good condition and had some nice ones on tap at famously low Weatherspoons prices...
wimpyjoe (1104) Hebden Bridge, England | April 9, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
The main entrance to this large Wetherspoon in a grand hall room is from George Street, but there’s an entrance accessed from the pedestrian Rose Street where there’s many a bar to be found. The bar occupies one length of the fine main hall which is split level to allow some tables to be placed in here. The main area in front of the bar gets really busy on some evenings and it does get full of groups standing just across from service area. There’s plenty of seating to be found in the smaller room areas out of the main hall. They were showing English Championship football on the big screen the last time I was in here.
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