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Milnes Bar, Edinburgh

35 Hanover Street
Phone: 01312256738
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about Milnes Bar

Owned by Greene King,circuit drinkers will pop in at busy times. There is a corporate feel here but some interest with small two seater booths dotted about,some raised at the rear.High tables predominate along the pedestrianised street frontage,while the semi circular bar is quite attractive.Several flatscreen but all on mute and the late evening crowd weren't blasted out by loud muzak,all was calm on a Wednesday evening.
Real ale on my trip GK IPA , Yardbird and a decent Edinburgh Rock (NBSS 3).
As a tied GK house dont expect exciting real ale and their offer of craft keg should be sampled with caution.There is a downstairs bar but it looked unloved and was musty.There are too many great pubs closeby to warrant another visit here.

On 19th November 2022 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Milnes Bar

This easternmost Rose Street bar reminds me of the former 'Olde London' Spirit pubs down south, with low lighting, plenty of dark furniture, downstairs bar/ dining areas, etc. The similarities don't end there, because this is now a Belhaven (Greene King) pub, with IPA and Yardbird available, along with Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted (£4.65), from three of the five handpumps.

On 30th December 2021 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Milnes Bar

One of many pubs on the popular Rose Street strip, this one is quite traditional in appearance with dark green paintwork, gold lettering and a few tables and chairs outside for the warmer weather.

Internally it’s surprisingly large and also quite traditional with dark wooden boards on the floor and black and white chequered tiling around the semi-circular bar counter. Painted cream wallpaper was on the ceiling along with some very thick, black beams and there was some newspaper style wallpaper on the wall at the rear, with dark green paintwork elsewhere. Seating here was unusual with high backed benches being fitted at right angles to the wall, creating almost the feel of individual booths. Along the front was black timberwork to create further segregated seating areas with high tables and stools. One table was on a slightly raised, semi-circular platform with balustrade around the edge, which I thought was another unusual feature. Three TV’s were showing a couple of sports channels, although the sound was off so this was not too intrusive.

Beers on tap were Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Greene King IPA and their own “handcrafted house ale” Edinburgh Rock – which if you read the small print is not actually from Edinburgh, or even Scotland, but Bury St Edmunds! I think we can guess who makes that. Two further pumps appeared unused. The solitary cider was a rather disappointing Aspall’s Suffolk, for which they charged me £2.50 for a half. Overall, a pleasant enough boozer, but the poor cider choice and the process, mean that I’m unlikely to rush back.

On 28th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.77 miles, 53 min walk (show)
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19th Nov 2022, 14:47
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
19th Nov 2022, 14:41
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 03 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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