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The Old Chain Pier, Edinburgh - pub details

Address: Trinity Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH5 3EE [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Edinburgh Waverley (2.1 miles), Edinburgh Haymarket (2.6 miles), Slateford (4.4 miles)

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user reviews of the Old Chain Pier, Edinburgh

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More a cafe bar than a pub. Most people were eating and we got the feeling that they weren't happy with us just having a drink at one of the sea view window tables nor with us buying at the bar as opposed to being waited on. Ale (an Alchemy brew) was okay as opposed to good. Leith (similar to London) prices apply. It's nice enough to take the missus I suppose.
Snarling_Mallard - 17 Apr 2016 18:00
This bar has been reopened for at least two years but I have only just paid a visit. It's situated right on the seafront looking across the Moray Firth towards the Kingdom of Fife with glorious sunsets given the right conditions. It doesn't look too big from outside but on entering the central door there is a conservatory to the right with the main bar ahead and a further area up some steps to the left, all in all surprisingly spacious. Despite Storm Barny trying to take the roof off it was decidedly busy with both drinkers and diners happily mixing together.Needless to say the outdoor seating was totally deserted in view of the weather but I'm sure would be lovely on a sunny summer's day. Four ales were on, Greene King IPA which I avoid wherever possible, Harviestoun Schiehallion and Alechemy Rhapsody and Citra Burst. I had a pint of each of the last three with the two Alechemy beers from nearby Livingston being my favourites. The food was generally traditional pub fare with a Scottish bias as you might expect and my locally-caught haddock was superb along with good chunky chips, mushy peas and salad at £11.95, about the norm for Edinburgh as were the beer prices. Definitely worth another visit with the advantage of free roadside parking right outside if you are driving which I would not recommend.
yellowfever - 23 Nov 2015 18:12
The Old Chain Pier is closed for the meantime as of 31 July 2011. It's up for lease by Punch.
grantondave - 6 Aug 2011 18:25
Surprised to see no rating for this bar! All been removed by management 'reports'?

All I will say about this lovely wee local den is that Drew Nicol ran a great ship when he was the landlord!
Coldie_Redux - 26 Jul 2011 07:09

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