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Haymarket, Edinburgh

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6A West Maitland Street
Edinburgh
EH12 5DS
Phone: 01312282537
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Haymarket

A prominent and busy Nicholson’s pub straddling a junction of two roads, it has an unusual semi-circular shape to the outside, although this was not particularly noticeable inside. It looked quite traditional in appearance with it’s black paintwork and gold lettering.

Internally it was also quite traditional in terms of décor, although perhaps in a slightly corporate way as might be expected from a chain, but certainly not objectionably so. The main bar area had a worn wood strip floor, dark maroon paint on the walls and a cream ceiling with a number of black and white photographs and drawing of the locale dotted around the walls. A smaller room to the side was broadly similar in terms of décor, although with carpet on the floor, pale green painted wallpaper as well as some flock wallpaper above the padded bench seating in the window. There was also some sort of mezzanine level at the rear although I did not investigate this.

I had presumably sat in the dining area since someone came to my table to serve me whilst I was perusing the menu. Although he initially seemed friendly and helpful, on enquiring about the cider choice I was told that they had an apple one! The menu offered the usual extensive selection, and I went for the chicken and mushroom pie with mash and seasonal greens, which was actually very good and tasty, although somewhat overshadowed by the large pile of undercooked cavolo nero. There was a long wait for the food, although the waiter was apologetic saying they were very busy.

Beers on tap were Stewarts Freeman, Radical Road Reverse, Columbus Calling, Pandora’s Box and 80/- along with Celtman, Sharp’s Sunset Red and Doom Bar. The “apple” cider transpired to be Mortimer’s Orchard, and they also had the Berry version from the same brewery which perhaps goes some way to explain his explanation. Overall, a decent enough pit stop if in the area.

On 28th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about Haymarket

Surprised to find this "chainy" nicholsons pub in the Good Beer Guide. Much tidied up from a previous visit from around 18 years ago. 12 real ale pumps on, which probably explains it inclusion. Kind of new what to expect.

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On 11th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Haymarket Bar

A Nicholsons house like 99 out of 100 you can not go far wrong in them another good people watching spot when sat out side

On 9th August 2014 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by David Myles
Haymarket, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Edinburgh, 1.27 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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28th Oct 2019, 12:30
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23rd Oct 2019, 17:09
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - No longer listed on Whatpub - last updated 10 December 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - No sound - last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 June 2018 by David Myles
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes - Occasional - last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by ROB Camra
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