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We were recommended by a friend to go to this pub, which luckily was close by to our hotel near St... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
Friendly & helpful staff

We popped in, hoping to grab some lunch. They were very busy so we had a drink. The staff were... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Hong Kong, China
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1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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+44 131 556 4312
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All reviews proper pub steak and ale pie sausage and mash busy pub great victorian whilst waiting for a train victorian decor fine ales princes street waverley station rose street boozer gallery
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

It’s always busy, you never get a seat, constantly getting nudged and having to fight to and from the bar. But it’s an outstanding pub, possibly one of the best in the world. Constantly changing lineup of 8 great real ales and a fabulous selection...More

Thank GreenShield
Reviewed 27 July 2018

In here every time I visit the city. Always good beer available, staff are pleasant, building is a nice place to be and there always seems to be a buzz about the place...even when we've arrived near opening time.

Thank Section112
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub with excellent service. I had the sirloin steak, cooked to perfection, with a superb mushroom and blue cheese sauce. My wife had the burger, which she was really pleased with.

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent food at lunchtime, brilliant waitress service and great atmosphere at a reasonable price at The Guildford Arms near Waverley Station.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We were recommended by a friend to go to this pub, which luckily was close by to our hotel near St. Andrew's Square. It is a pub brimming with personality and charm which, in comparison, is hard to find South of London. We went up...More

Thank longneckrb
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We popped in, hoping to grab some lunch. They were very busy so we had a drink. The staff were very friendly and gave honest estimates about length of time for a table. Alternatively they offered a recommendation for somewhere else.

Thank JPMKing
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The Guildford is a busy pub, popular with locals and tourists alike. Quite close to the station so handy for a cheeky pint on the way home. They serve a wide range of draft beer and always have a selection of guest beers which are...More

Thank UncleDads
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Great bar of drinks, with a good range of beers on draft, wines and whiskies. We found the staff to be really helpful, with a good knowledge of the beers on offer. Bar has a nice atmosphere perfect for a laugh and a chat -...More

Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 16 June 2018

An old Victorian bar, splendidly decorated, nice atmosphere, many people. Experienced barmen, knowing their beer. To eat something, even if it is a small snack, one needs to go upstairs. Tired looking waitresses. The mackerel pate and shrimp fritters tasted processed and the oatcakes tasted...More

Thank Travelcookiecat
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Really cool building, great selection of ales and lagers at reasonable prices. Didn’t try the food but a cool atmosphere.

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Austin H | Reviewed this property |
It is always very busy particularly at week ends so it would make sense to book in advance.