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Guildford Arms

1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 4312
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Appalling ignorant staff

At end of night, without warning, ignorant staff take your beer off the tables. Having paid an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Still one of the best traditional bars in Edinburgh

I visited this bar with a friend after giving up on the Cafe Royal next door. I have been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 556 4312
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At end of night, without warning, ignorant staff take your beer off the tables. Having paid an extortionate price, this is done in front of you and they won't return it. Extremely childish sniggering and ignorant behaviour with the manager acting in the same manner....More

Thank HillwalkerSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this bar with a friend after giving up on the Cafe Royal next door. I have been a visitor to this bar, when in Edinburgh for over 30 years. It is always the same. Great array of products on sale. Fast and professional...More

Thank ArabianVisitor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I m in Edinburgh i can't resist to visit this bar. All the staff are well educated in their large range of Beers and Whiskeys. The building is pretty cool. Ask for Chewbecca!

Thank 8SHPR8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here awaiting bus to the airport and have to say is an reasonable pub to have a drink and would recommend

Thank charlieturner83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited here on our annual visit to Edinburgh for the last few years and it never lets us down. Loads of choices of drinks, reasonably priced prosecco, a beautiful bar and great staff. It's a must visit in my opinion.

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had 30 minutes to burn whilst waiting for a train to visited here as it was recommended to me. Really nice atmosphere - very popular as it was visibly busy but not overly. And good selection of ale

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went there for a simple dinner - couldn't get into the restaurant upstairs. Had a Steak & Ale pie with vegetables in the bar area - it was great. Very friendly and attentive host who got the meals and follow-on drinks. Well priced. Warm and...More

Thank RichardHost
Reviewed 12 June 2017 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 22 May 2017

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 17 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

2  Thank Chris S
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 Turkophileabz | Reviewed this property |
It is always very busy particularly at week ends so it would make sense to book in advance.