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Guildford Arms

1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 4312
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Easy Sunday afternoon!

Having spent the previous evening walking the moonwalk around Edinburgh we needed somewhere to eat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyn H
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
Atmospheric Bar

Went here twice over the weekend for drinks and meals, it's busy but managed to get a table each... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
john A
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1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 556 4312
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having spent the previous evening walking the moonwalk around Edinburgh we needed somewhere to eat and rest our weary bodies. The staff were incredibly accommodating, we didn't drink loads but did eat, we didn't feel rushed and felt very welcome. Beautiful interior, food, home cooked...More

Thank Lyn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice over the weekend for drinks and meals, it's busy but managed to get a table each time. Food is good and generous portions. A good choice of beer. Great Victorian pub

Thank john A
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Avoid. The manger was rude and asked us to leave as we were a group! What made thing worse was that he then ran out in front of us and tried to get the adjoining bar also not to serve our group - how childish...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visited this pub at lunchtime after finding it in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Wonderful Victorian architecture in the bar and upstairs. Good selection of well kept and unusual real ales. Staff were most knowledgeable about the beers. Didn't try any food but the available...More

1  Thank Glennis G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Tucked away off Princes Street, the Guildford has a brilliant range of real ales, many rare to area, always in excellent condition. Staff great. Atmosphere great. Gets very busy on sports internationals days. Didn't notice food situation. Great pub.

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

6 of us came in and found a table at the back with 2 seats and 4 seats nearby stacked up. Started unstacking the seats so we could all sit down. Total Rottweiler of a girl started demanding we return the seats then she hid...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wonderful bar, lovely décor, fantastic selection of real ales and whisky. Always a good atmosphere. One of my favourites in Edinburgh.

1  Thank Seldomseenkid
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Good ale, friendly staff. The building is also really beautiful inside. Comfortable seating. Locals in there as well.

1  Thank S C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

THE GUILDFORD is a nice bar tucked away up a side street about 2mins from Waverley station off Princess Street, a wonderful selection of real ales and very friendly staff , was probably the best pub we went in over our weekend in Edinburgh

1  Thank ROBERT F
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Only a two minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley station and the ideal place to grab a beer on arrival in the city. There is a good selection of local ales and plenty of whiskies to choose from. The decor is a little special and reflects...More

Thank BonnieRed850
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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Are reservations advised for dinner in the Gallery upstairs?
28 June 2016|
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Response from Turkophileabz | Reviewed this property |
It is always very busy particularly at week ends so it would make sense to book in advance.