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The Doric, Edinburgh

17 Market Street
Phone: 01312251084
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Doric

A traditional pub located just opposite the station, it has a slightly dated style perhaps, but is nonetheless a decent enough boozer and makes an alternative to the more obvious Wetherspoon’s if you’re looking for somewhere to have a pint whilst waiting for your train.

Internally it’s all one open plan room with very dark boards on the floor that have been worn smooth over the years and unusual large globe lights that looked a little like flying saucers. The ceiling was painted a very deep red with some white cornicework whilst dark wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls and cream paintwork above. A number of old brewery mirrors were on the walls as well as numerous portrait photographs and old advertising signs for brands such as Bisto, and even a large fish mounted on a board. A barrel was provided to rest your pint on when drinking vertically and there were also leather padded benches to the left and stools at the bar. A small TV was on the wall at the rear, but this was not in use on our visit.

Beers on tap were Tryst Raj IPA, Cairngorm Stag and Jaw Brew’s Drop, whilst a fourth pump appeared unused. The solitary cider meanwhile was Aspall’s Harry Sparrow, which went down surprisingly well. Overall, a solid enough boozer and worth popping in if in the area.

On 5th April 2019 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about The Doric

Located close to Waverley train station. Old style interior serving 4 real ales. Didn't visit the bistro upstairs.

On 4th February 2019 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Doric

Small, square pub with various traditional Scottish pub features including real ales served from four brass 'tall founts', a wooden gantry behind the bar housing a display of whisky bottles and narrow tables just big enough to accommodate a few pint glasses. There is plenty of memorbilia on the walls and three interesting Art Deco lanterns providing illumination. Coulsons EPA, Deuchars IPA and two from the ever-reliable Stewart Brewing: 80/- and the seasonal Three Wise Men (£3.50) available. Overall, a decent place for a quick pint if you are waiting for a train at the nearby Waverley station. NB - The upstairs Bistro (not visited) also spans the adjacent Hebrides bar.

On 28th January 2012 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.19 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3.1 miles, 59 min walk (show)
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5th Apr 2019, 08:59
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
31st Mar 2019, 22:08
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 01 February 2019 by hondo .
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 February 2019 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 08 July 2014 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes - bistro upstairs - last updated 12 August 2019 by hondo .
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 February 2019 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 February 2019 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by hondo .
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