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The Abbotsford, Edinburgh

3-5 Rose Street
Phone: 01312255276
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Abbotsford

Not bad, and a beautiful interior with its lovely island bar. Pub busy with an after work clientele. staff, and the place itself, seemed a bit stiff and corporate. Five real ales on from somewhere I was unfamiliar but my beer was sadly not the best on this occasion.

On 5th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Abbotsford

A traditional old street corner pub at one end of the Rose Street strip, it consists of a single room interior with a large central island bar counter.

The bar counter is certainly a prominent feature taking up a large percentage of the floor area, and is quite ornate with carved and lathed woodwork. The ceiling too was quite impressive with much elaborate cornice work and being attractively painted in cream, red and gold. Old wooden boards were on the floor along with dark wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and cream plasterwork above. Red leather benches were fitted around much of the perimeter with additional seating provided by freestanding benches, also topped with red leather padding. A fire place was off to one side, although this looked to be unused which was a bit of a shame on such a wet and miserable night. A second, much smaller bar counter was in the back corner, although what this was used for I’m not sure as there we no pumps visible.

Beers on tap were all from Cromarty, with their Kowabunga, Red Rocker, Ghost Town and Raptor. The solitary cider was Stowford Press, which seemed slightly passed it’s best unfortunately.

On 10th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Abbotsford

Another unassuming pub from the outside which reveals a gorgeous interior.

Again, its the ceiling and the island bar that make this special.

Decent local ales.

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On 25th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Abbotsford, Edinburgh
29th Dec 2021, 23:40
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29th Dec 2021, 23:31
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  • Car Park : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 November 2018 by Blackthorn _
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