User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Pubs Galore crawls 2020 with Tris39 on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Bow Bar
Image posted by Quinno _
Submitted on Friday, 15th January 2016
With picture contributions to 3700 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (24 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Bow Bar, Edinburgh

80 West Bow
Edinburgh
EH1 2HH
Phone: 01312267667
Correct details

Served areas

Tweets by The Bow Bar
The Bow Bar The Bow Bar The current leader board for Movember. Please make sure you support us for a good cause #Movember https://t.co/3vp1Rlq6Lq 3:51 PM Nov 28th from Twitter for Android
View the full twitter feed for The Bow Bar

Reviews of The Bow Bar (Average Rating: 9 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Jon B left this review about The Bow Bar

a lovely single roomed bar with an interesting choice of keg and 8 real ales on the bar (including a mystery ‘dark beer’ that I never attempted!). Fairly touristy, but spirited proper pub atmosphere. Lots of old Edinburgh memorabilia on the walls and friendly foreign barstaff. Certainly worth a visit in central Edinburgh.

On 5th December 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 648 recommendations about 638 pubs]


Blackthorn _ left this review about The Bow Bar

A traditional looking pub situated just around the corner from the popular Grassmarket strip, this was our second attempt to visit here having previously turned up at around 11:30pm on a Friday evening, only to find a situation of complete chaos with a couple of police officers in attendance. Fortunately on a Sunday afternoon, it was all together far more civilised.

Internally it’s all one long, open plan room with dark wooden boards on the floor, wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and cream painted wallpaper up above. The ceiling was painted a deep red colour and there was a wooden porch was at the front of the pub that had a small TV perched on top of it, although this was not in use on our visit. An extensive collection of old brewery mirrors were on the walls, as well as various old enamel advertising signs for cigarettes and tobacco. An old fireplace was at the rear although unfortunately all it contained was a very tacky looking electric wood burning stove. Bench seating with blue padded cushions was around much of the perimeter. Food options seemed to be limited to a few pies served on a lunchtime, although we did have a packet of haggis flavour crisps if that’s more your thing.

Beers on tap were Tempest Pale Armadillo, Hybrid Groat, Fallen New Word Odyssey, Allendale Wilderness, Fallen Idaho Simcoe, Windswept Coffee Porter, Gipsy Hill Inspector and Cromarty Red Rocker. After that lot it was very disappointing to find that they had no ciders on tap, although despite that I quite liked this pub and would happily return, albeit perhaps not on a Friday or Saturday evening.

On 5th April 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1709 recommendations about 1645 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Ian Mapp left this review about The Bow Bar

One of my favourites (of many) in Edinburgh. Unchanged, so little to add to previous reviews. Normally a centre of refinement but just to keep my on my toes, there was an altercation tonight. Don't let this put you off - its a rarity caused by someone who had a few too many of the 310 available malts.

Stewards 80 /- in fine form.

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

On 5th January 2018 - rating: 10
[User has posted 594 recommendations about 589 pubs]


View more reviews of The Bow Bar (13)
External web links for The Bow Bar

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Edinburgh, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.8 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bow Bar, Edinburgh
5th Dec 2019, 22:38
Picture submitted by Jon B approved
 
5th Dec 2019, 22:33
Picture submitted by Jon B

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pies, soup and bridies are available at lunchtime - last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 12 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 August 2015 by hondo .
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed