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Monty's, Edinburgh

185 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8DZ
Phone: 01312289149
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Monty's

An attractive and traditional looking pub just a short stroll from Haymarket station, it’s quite small internally with only a limited amount of seating and not a great deal of standing space either. Windows take up most of the exterior frontage, and these are arched at the top with etched glass at the bottom.

Décor wise it’s quite traditional, with a wood strip floor in the bulk of the pub and some Victorian style chequered tiling around the bar area. A lower section of ceiling at the rear was covered in an old black and white map of the locale, while the front ceiling was much higher with some ornate cornice work around the perimeter. A TV screen was stuck up above the porch in the corner, but unusually listed the current drinks selection rather than a TV channel. Seating was limited as mentioned, with a couple of fitted benches at the rear but the majority of the rest of the pub being laid out for vertical drinking with ledges along the side and front, and a large beer barrel to rest your pint on. A number of shelves covering the whole wall behind the bar counter was something of a feature and containing an extensive range of spirits, and a ladder was alongside in order to reach the higher shelves.

Beers on tap were Two by Two’s New England Pale, Anarchy Smash, Orkney IPA, St Austell Trevail, Wakatu and Vocation Low & Behold. There were also a few keg options dispensed from taps on the back wall and listed on a chalkboard next to the bar. After that lot, the cider choice was distinctly disappointing with…..nothing at all, or at least, not on tap. A real shame, as I thought this was otherwise a cracking little pub.

On 10th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Colin Walker left this review about Monty's

This former bar called Ossian’s, then Carters and now called Monty’s sits about 5 minutes from Haymarket Station. The main front door gives access to the door on the left which leads to the bar and almost straight on is down stairs to the toilets and to the right to a small beer garden. The bar area gives access to further seating to a slightly cosy / cramped upstairs area. So, if using the bar and upstairs you will feel like you are going back outside to use the toilets. There is a good choice of pumps available with Cross Borders Brewing Company World Beers, Fine Ales Jarl, Dark Revolution - Velveteen a dark chocolate stout, Dark Revolution So.La - a west coast ale, The Mobberley Brew House Maori – a New Zealand pale ale, Ilkley Brewery – Mary Jane, all on tap. So, when having too much to drink and you slump on the floor you can always study the map of Edinburgh on the ceiling.

On 25th October 2018 - rating: 10
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Ian Mapp left this review about Monty's

Modern bar, more like a cocktail bar than a pub but very smart, with a lovely ceiling map of Edinburgh.

Very well kept pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord. Worth checking out, along with Thompsons Bar, over the road.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2D0AhUB

On 11th January 2018 - rating: 8
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Haymarket, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Edinburgh, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Monty's, Edinburgh
10th Feb 2020, 11:33
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6th Feb 2020, 19:02
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No - Not allowed - last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 June 2018 by David Myles
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 March 2018 by ROB Camra
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