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Guildford Arms

1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 4312
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Best steak and ale pie ever!

We have called in for a drink here on many occasions. It is a light and airy pub. We had never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
Excellent pub with good food

I found this pub in an article about Edinburgh's best pubs for craft beers and I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael M
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“haddock” (4 reviews)
1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, Scotland
New Town
+44 131 556 4312
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have called in for a drink here on many occasions. It is a light and airy pub. We had never eaten here but popped in for Sunday lunch. There is no roast dinner but plenty of other choices. We chose sausage and mash with...More

Thank 242KEC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this pub in an article about Edinburgh's best pubs for craft beers and I wasn't disappointed. Upstairs restaurant was good quality pub food at a fair price with friendly, efficient service. Excellent selection of beers and professional staff who help you decide what...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years and have always found the staff to be top drawer. Service is quick and friendly. Beers are always changing and always great. Whisky selection is very good. The room is a great space to sit in. I wish...More

Thank lewis221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We swayed if to go here to start with thinking oh just pub grub never ever judge a book by its cover!!!! This place is a gem and the best food ever from starters to mains couldn't fault one thing stunning.. The staff are great...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We loved the Guildford Arms in Edinburgh and visited it all three nights of our stay there. The list of local beers is amazing and the staff is so friendly so just felt at home there. Two nights we enjoyed a great evening snack and...More

Thank travelsedona150
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Victorian decor has been beautifully maintained and the beer selection is huge. We ate an excellent lunch which was served by friendly staff. For a city entire pub, the prices are quite reasonable and the quality high.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Guildford Arms is a unique Victorian pub located just a few minutes walk from Princes Street. The downstairs bar serves typical pub food all day. If you want more choice then reserve a seat in the small restaurant upstairs; opens 17:30 for dinner. I...More

Thank Keianne13
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We 'found' this pub as we were killing time waiting for an iPhone to be repaired at the Apple Store. The pub is at the back of the Apple Store and serves a great range of real ales. The place was very busy (6:45pm Thursday...More

Thank Pete_from_Kelsall
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Guildfords on a Sunday evening because the place looked so appealing. They have a small dining room upstairs with about 10 tables. Downstairs is an amazing looking victorian bar or pub. We skipped the pub and went to the dining room. I...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of days in Edinburgh to celebrate my partners 50th. We visited the Guildford on the recommendation of my cousin and her husband who were with us. The pub is wonderful and the beer is excellent, staff were polite and attentive, a few...More

Thank chickodibble
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.