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Frankenstein, Edinburgh

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26 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh
EH1 1EN
Phone: 01316221818
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hondo . left this review about Frankenstein

Does what it says on the tin a "Hammer House Of Horror" styled venue spread over multiple levels. 2 real ales

On 8th August 2015 - no rating submitted
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E TA left this review about The Frankenstein Pub

Still a popular venue for students, stags and hens, Frankenstein is a bit of fun and not to be taken seriously. The attempt at a Gothic atmosphere is undermined by the jolity of the clientele while the staff seem to miss the point a bit. It serves food, large portions of average fast-food and not by any means fine dining, but the various offers and deals make it good value fo rmoney if all you want to do is eat quickly. A variety of colourful concoctions for drinking is on display, probably some form of alchopop, and there is a variety of bottled beers, ciders and other populist beverages. No real ale, though. Good for a laugh or to treat teenagers to a burger, but not a venue for the serious ale drinker and not worth including on a crawl

On 23rd August 2011 - rating: 4
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Frankenstein Pub

Not sure what to say about the Frankenstein pub, it probably won't make the CAMRA National Inventory of Pub Interiors but if you like wacky refurbishments and strange theme pubs this is a place not to miss. It is basically a church with a pub based on a Frankenstein theme built inside it. One can only imagine the thought process by which they arrived at this juxtaposition between good and evil, but it works perfectly.

Based on three levels, the crypt, the main bar and the gallery, it is quite obviously a church with the pulpit visible behind the main bar where the DJ performs in the evenings. The lower bar has a lifesize display of Frankenstein's monster and the toilets have spooky sounds piped into them. The signage says that it was established in 1818 but those in the know will realise that that was the year that Mary Shelley wrote the novel of the same name. Frankenstein movies are shown on TV's dotted around the bars and there are two big screens used for sports. The food is good and service is attentive and friendly. Very popular Friday and Saturday evenings.

On 25th November 2003 - rating: 7
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1st Apr 2019, 20:40
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1st Apr 2019, 20:40
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 August 2015 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 01 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2015 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 August 2015 by hondo .
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