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The Star Bar, Edinburgh

1 Northumberland Place
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Will Larter left this review about The Star Bar

I didn't recognise this one at first when looking for it in the back streets of New Town, as the previous white painted front has been replaced, disastrously in my opinion, with black. It's pretty gloomy inside too, and the slightly higher room at the back was in near darkness, which made finding the toilets more exciting than it needed to be. A highlight in the lower area at the front was an ancient table football table. The bar is also in the front part (just as well, in view of the electricity being saved in the rear), with just Timothy Taylor Landlord on one of the two hand pumps. Luckily the beer was in good condition, otherwise the whole visit would have been a washout.

Date of visit: 11th June 2019

On 1st April 2020 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2952 recommendations about 2774 pubs]

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Star Bar

Very close to the city but very out the way - if that makes sense. You need to know its here, otherwise you wouldn't find it by accident.

Quirky interior - with split level seating, with the bar down low. Table football, nick nacks and jukebox. Friendly locals. Not every pub you enter and are immediately asked if you like "Roller Skating".

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On 19th January 2018 - rating: 9
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Edinburgh, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3.19 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Star Bar, Edinburgh
1st Apr 2020, 18:58
Review submitted by Will Larter
16th Jun 2019, 12:31
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Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 June 2019 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 16 June 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 June 2019 by Will Larter
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