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The Alexander Graham Bell (JD Wetherspoon), Edinburgh

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128 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4JZ
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Alexander Graham Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a fairly typical more recent JDW. The single room has been well described below and on my Thursday afternoon visit was quite busy with more people eating than drinking. Many of the male diners looked and sounded like Radio 2's Ken Bruce and were just as boring.
The ten hand pumps had the JDW Scot Trio Of Doom with Deuchar's IPA and Abbot doubled up, Kelburn Jaguar doubled up, Edinbrew Friendly Fire and two I couldn't get to read. I noticed the standard guest ale price here was £2.69 so went for a festival cider (£3.35). I thought the Standing Order down the road was miles better than this one.

On 27th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Alexander Graham Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

Quite a large 'spooons of no real character. The low ceiling avoids too cavernous a feel, but it is rather gloomy inside once you get away from the fully-glazed facade. Ten handpumps, usually including a fair selection of regional beers (mostly on the stronger side, though). I opted for the Skye Skyelight (£2.45) on my latest visit which wasn't in very good shape, unfortunately, but this isn't a problem I've experienced here previously so hopefully just a one off.

On 21st September 2014 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about The Alexander Graham Bell (JD Wetherspoon)

Much as others have described it, small by JDW standards but low ceilinged and comfortable, it's at the Charlotte Square end of George St. Two sets of five pulls with the standards and beers from further away, a different selection to the Standing Order up the road. I thought the service and beer quality weren't as good as the Standing Order and the breakfast was definitely much worse. Once again apart from Doombar no beers lower than 4.5% ABV, not good at breakfast time.

On 25th January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Haymarket, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Edinburgh, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.47 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Alexander Graham Bell (JD Wetherspoon), Edinburgh
31st Mar 2019, 17:32
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31st Mar 2019, 17:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 25 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8 p.m. - last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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