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The Advocate, Edinburgh

7 Hunters Square
Phone: 01312262749
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Belhaven (Greene King)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Advocate

Located just off the Royal Mile, this is a good sized pub that inevitably caters somewhat to the tourist market given it’s location, but I found it to be a decent enough pub with friendly and efficient bar staff.

Décor wise it’s quite traditional, with a mixture of dark wood strip and tartan carpet on the floor, a mustard colour ceiling with several flags affixed to it and various paint shades on the walls including maroon and duck egg blue. A number of gilded mirrors were on the walls and there were also several large TV screens scattered around which perhaps spoilt the ambience somewhat. These were showing a terrestrial news channel, but at least the volume was off so this was not too intrusive. Seating was a mixture of padded bch seating around the perimeter and regular tables and chairs.

The laminated menu looked to be a rather mass produced affair, but included a good choice of “pub grub” dishes such as CTM, fish & chips, lasagne, sausage & mash and so on, as well as a number of burgers. Most main courses were priced somewhere around the £9 - £10 mark. I went for the chicken, bacon and leek pie and this was on the whole pretty decent, certainly very tasty, although it could perhaps have been a bit bigger and the accompanying mash was perhaps a little stodgy.

Beers on tap were Rockin’ Rudolph, Greene King IPA, Kelburn Ginger Bells and their own Advocate Ale. The solitary cider was a rather disappointing Aspall’s. Overall, a bit too much of a chain pub perhaps, but a decent enough pit stop nonetheless.

On 9th January 2020 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Advocate

A Belhaven/Greene King pub located close to the royal mile. 4 real ales and food served. Live music advertised.

On 21st November 2012 - no rating submitted
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David Ross left this review about The Advocate

A large, square shaped bar with a modern looking interior despite being housed in an old building. As it's just off the Royal Mile, right in the middle of the city's main tourist area, it can be very busy and loud. There is an impressive selection of beers, though, including four real ales, all at reasonable prices. There's nothing really to complain about here, but I found it a bit bland and there are more interesting alternatives in this historic part of the city.

On 30th January 2012 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.21 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3.27 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 September 2013 by David Myles
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