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Great boozer. Ales were well kept and prices reasonable. Welcoming to a large group of drinkers. Nice and cosy with enough character - best of the bunch in the area. Recommended
d.franks - 11 Feb 2016 10:51
Must agree with 'The Oxman' to a large extent. A great place to eat but the beer could be better. Dark Island was average but not unpleasant. Also two Belhaven beers (IPA and St Andrews Ale) which I was not able to try. 6 for the beer, and 7 overall for the excellent qulity of the food
ahscum - 26 Jul 2011 19:18
What character, would be more amazing if less emphasis was given to Food and more to the Drinkers. The lady managing the place is a Nutjob!!!
The_Oxman - 5 Nov 2010 17:38
Would agree with previous posters that too much room is given over to eating in this deceptively small pub, leaving very little room for drinkers. It's cosy, flagstoned with a real fire and has a pubby feel due to its decor, but it's hard to see it as a proper boozer a the minute with so much emphasis on attracting tourists (like me) to eat there. Deuchars, 80 Shilling and Theakstons Old Peculiar on pump, but not cheap. Very much a mixed bag. All in all I do like the place and with a little more proportion with both priorities and pricing I'd be happy to call in again.
Carlurmston - 23 Dec 2009 13:06
Yep, still a cracking pub :-)
Darren_in_the_City - 12 Oct 2009 13:48
Smaller than you might think (it was postively claustrophobic on my visit, and it wasn't that busy in there!) Pretty dark too, which makes sense given half of th room is given over to being the 'relaxing eating area'. Perfectly situated too - Royal Mile either way, bridge to Waverley opposite. As such, no real reason not to nip in here for at least a quick St.Andrews Ale
getsit - 7 Sep 2009 19:05
Good old pub;recommended.
Princemonolulu - 28 Aug 2009 09:20
OK pub, very silly beer prices ie 3.30 a pint of Deuchars IPA -which mean`t i was a long time supping one pint.
darloexile - 2 Apr 2009 21:40
Nice enough bar, friendly staff who doesn't chase you out whilest reading a book on a rainy afternoon.
ohsusyq - 26 Mar 2009 03:16
Okayish boozer. Had the nick-name of 'The Stranglers' for some years after the infamous 'World's End' murders in 1977.
North_Easterly - 20 Sep 2007 20:33
A good, although small, bar on the mile, poular with backpackers and other touries. Watch out, though: staff have been observed turfing drinking regulars off a table so two touries could sit for two hrs with 1 x haggis'n'mash and 2 Cokes!!
Coldie - 6 Jun 2006 09:35
a top little pub, really good haggis and neaps, cracking beer. i will go again next time i'm in edinburgh.
andyjh - 25 May 2006 17:41
Can get busy with tourists but the food is good. The tourists seem to come in, ask for a table for food and then loiter, without drinking, before being seated. Having observed this behaviour, I chose to drink at the bar with my friends and then, after a few ales, asked if they could slot us into a free table for food when one became available. We got our table about 10 minutes later and the service and food was great. It's nice when the staff appreciate helpful customers.
Zaphod_Beeblebrox - 4 Mar 2006 04:34
This is a fantastic boozer, great food. Not too many tourists.Good selection of beers and whiskies. Friendly staff.
bryan - 24 Feb 2006 21:11
One of my favourites this place. Good layout and an excellent range of ales.
anonymous - 4 Jun 2005 13:25
Cool Photo on the Wall: "Dr. Brown Examines Early X Rays"
Easy to meet people here.
Matt - 27 Jun 2004 00:42
The only pub in the world to my knowledge to sell Belhaven's 90/-. Excellent!!!
Darren in the City - 14 Aug 2003 11:46
Busy ok pub, useful meeting place.
Vindaloo - 14 Aug 2003 09:14

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