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The White Hart Inn, Edinburgh

Phone: 01312262806
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Steve of N21 left this review about The White Hart Inn

One of the six pubs that line the north side of Edinburgh's Grassmarket, its worth taking a look at White Hart Inn for the front door alone, an impressive structure topped off by a collection of extravagant features including the impressive carving of a white hart. Apparently the pub name refers to an incident in 1128 when King David I encountered a white stag while hunting in what is now Holyrood Park.
Claimed to be Edinburgh's oldest pub, with bits of the cellar dating from 1516, much of the rest of it dates back to 1740 as mentioned by Roger below.
Sadly the interior of the pub doesn’t quite match up the opulence of its entrance and the L-Shaped interior around the corner bar is smaller than you expect from outside. But with a wooden floor and wooden beams with its pewter tankard collection and lots of wooden furniture, its pleasant enough..
Sadly also not the ale choice of other nearby places and only two of the three handpumps were in operation for my visit with Belhaven IPA and Caledonian 80/- on.
Managed to get one of the out front tables and I can think of a lot worse places to sup a pint of 80/-

On 3rd August 2014 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about The White Hart Inn

Always worth a look in this pub had a pint of Burke and Hare named after the body snatches of years gone by

On 24th July 2014 - rating: 8
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hondo . left this review about The White Hart Inn

Interior as described by roger button below. 3 real ale taps 2 on and food served. Live music advertised.

On 28th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Edinburgh, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.67 miles, 51 min walk (show)
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30th Dec 2021, 23:25
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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