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Submitted on Friday, 15th January 2016
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The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh

5 West Register Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2AA
Phone: 01315564312
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Guildford Arms

An unusual wedge shaped building in a slightly unpromising location perhaps, but nonetheless just a very short stroll from Princes Street, it consists of a single room downstairs in a sort of a V-shape wrapped around the bar counter along with a smaller mezzanine level floor upstairs.

Décor wise it’s quite impressive, with a very high and ornate ceiling with elaborate cornice work and much red and gold paintwork. Large arched and etched glass windows are on both sides with dark wood panelling on the walling in between. A wooden porch with revolving door was inset in to the pub, with only the TV perched on top showing a continual loop of drinks adverts spoilt the effect somewhat. Flooring was red patterned carpet and leather bench seating was around much of the perimeter. Despite the open plan nature of the pub, the unusual shape provided a number of cosy recesses. The upstairs area was clearly more of a restaurant and this was quite different in style with a contemporary appearance including a sanded wood floor and quite jazzy wallpaper. Service at the bar was fast and efficient.

The menu offered a decent selection of dishes including pub grub staples such as fish & chips and a burger. I went for the chicken stuffed with haggis, wrapped in smoked bacon and served in a peppercorn sauce, and this was a decent enough dish, although also one of the more expensive options at £15.95.

Beers on tap were Edinburgh Gold, Tenby Black Flag, Cromarty Hit The Lip, Thornbridge Tapit, Orkney IPA, Fyne Ales Jarl, Radical Road Reverse, Orkney Dark Island, Pentland IPA and Bombardier. After that lot, cider choice was a little disappointing with only Stowford Press.

On 30th November 2018 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Guildford Arms

Can't think of any other pubs with a revolving door!

Used to thing it was slightly more down at heel to the Cafe Royal Bar next door - but on a quiet visit, I got to see it in all its splendour. Its beautiful.

Great local real ales all around the bar - so make sure you check them all out before committing.

On 12th January 2018 - rating: 10
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hondo . left this review about The Guildford Arms

Old style pub serving 10 real ales . Makes a good double header with the very ornate Cafe Royal next door.

On 15th August 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3.03 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh
31st Mar 2019, 14:07
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31st Mar 2019, 14:07
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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 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No - upstairs restuarant only - last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 August 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 August 2017 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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