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Milnes Bar, Edinburgh

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

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Old Boots left this review about Milnes Bar

A single room pub with a cellar bar called the Little Kremlin also entered from Hanover Street, in spite of the name just the same stuff as the ground floor and not a vodka bar. The main bar counter is to the right against the back wall, six pulls here two of which were Greene King, an unattributed Edinburgh beer (probably Belhaven), two from Strathaven and one from Edinburgh brewery Friendly Fire. There are the usual clutch of Scottish kegs with Peroni and Stella thrown in. A nice enough old style bar but there are better on Rose Street, it does food but it's overpriced and fairly poor. The beer was ok but short measured, common enough in Edinburgh, but the Italian barman with all the charm of a dispeptic Rotweiller didn't help either. Seems to be used as a public toilet as they're in the basement, no idea why as JDW is just round the corner.

On 1st February 2017 - no rating submitted
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hondo . left this review about Milnes Bar

A Taylor Walker pub with a crescent shaped bar serving 5 real ales and food. I didn't visit the downstairs bar.

On 21st December 2012 - no rating submitted
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ROB Camra left this review about Milnes Bar

Another visit and I'm pleased to say nothing has changed. A friendly greeting and a decent pint still makes this a good watering hole when on a crawl.

Two floor bar with the ground floor entrance on Rose Street and the basement bar entrance on Hanover Street. Both floors have old dark wood covered walls. Old stone floors in the basement and wooden floors on the ground floor bar. Fairly standard range of beer from Cally, Deuchars & 80/- plus a guest or two from a fairly short list of beers. They sell decent food in platters as well as main meals. Try the Sausage Platter, we did and very good it was too. The two pints I had were both well kept. It gets a bit touristy in the ground floor part, so try the basement and you'll find quite a few regulars in here. It's a good pub.

On 19th May 2012 - rating: 7
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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)
Latest updates View all updates for Milnes Bar, Edinburgh
1st Jun 2018, 20:04
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1st Jun 2018, 20:04
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Pub Details

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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
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - Midnight
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - 1am
Saturday11am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating

Last inspected: February 7th 2017
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