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Guildford Arms

1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 4312
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Fine ales.

The Guildford is a busy pub, popular with locals and tourists alike. Quite close to the station so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
UncleDads
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent bar and knowledgeable staff

Great bar of drinks, with a good range of beers on draft, wines and whiskies. We found the staff to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
roos1ter
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of eight people to large for this pub!! Manager didn’t accept groups! Very arrogant behaviour.

Thank Tobias F
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Always my first aim when i am in Edinburgh.. Beautiful Pub, Great Staff and public...Atmosphere is old and romantic...Pub food has never let me down yet....

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub with a great selection of ales. Good atmosphere, great location and beautiful traditional bar and interior furnishings. And a cool revolving door at the entrance!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Cosy pub. We sat upstairs in the restaurant. Very cosy setting with just 5 or 6 tables. The weigher was very friendly with some quick jokes. Good food, great beers!

Thank Mattijs H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Called for a quick drink with are lass and dogs, was full so we stood at bar which wasn’t a problem as the bartender was a dog fan To say the least , he was loving our dogs and couldn’t fuss them and us enough...More

Thank Dean C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a gorgeous old Victorian era pub that continues to serve food and drink that is tasty and features excellent service. We sat upstairs which gave us great views of the beautiful bar area. ur server was extremely attentive and the food was terrific....More

Thank Michael W
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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
...More
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hpfl
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.
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