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The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh - pub details

Guildford Arms
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Address: 1-5 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5175) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Edinburgh Waverley (0.1 miles), Edinburgh Haymarket (1.3 miles), Slateford (3.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 92 users)
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Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (0.0 miles), Cafe Royal, Edinburgh (0.0 miles), Penny Black, Edinburgh (0.0 miles), Burgh, Edinburgh (0.0 miles), Booking Office, Edinburgh (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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Just round the corner from the Café Royal is the Guildford - another architectural masterpiece. I could have spent hours staring at the marvellous ceiling. But instead my eyes were distracted by the equally good range of ales - Orkney IPA & Dark Island, Stewarts Pentland IPA, Natural Selection Bitter Descent, Fyne Jarl, Brewed Awakening Coffee Stout, Old Worthy A Worthy Cause, Allendale Wolf, Fallen Blackhouse Smoked Porter & Alechemy 10 Storey Malt Bomb. I went for the porter which was just to my satisfaction, not too smokey. The only downside was a lack of a real cider. The pub has a galleried area popular with tourists and diners, whilst there is clearly a regular local drinking clientele too. Without a doubt one of the best pubs in Edinburgh.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jul 2015 21:32
Visited August 2014 - lovely pub, great surroundings, friendly staff and 8 real ales on, all good quality. Definitely worth a visit.
Shuv16 - 26 Apr 2015 12:52
Unfairly, the only time I seem to come in here is when you cannot move in the Cafe Royal next door. This is not a negative review, as this pub stands up on its own merits. Busy - but not as small as next door.

Still love them both.
Mappiman - 6 Oct 2014 20:40
Made a day trip to Edinburgh from Cheshire, 3 hour train journey, well worth it.
Visited 6 pubs in all, called in here before catching the train back, only a few minutes walk from Waverley - we planned it that way so we wouldn't have to rush, which is unusually sensible for a pub-crawl day out!!
Excellent pint of Brass Castle Hazelnut Mild - rich, smooth, the correct degree of sweetness for a mild, full of flavour, including vanilla - almost like chocolate ice cream in a glass.
Pub great, good surroundings, good staff, good ale.
Based on our day out, a characteristic of Edinburgh's real ale pubs seems to be knowledgeable, helpful and genuinely friendly staff. (As opposed to the over-rehearsed, soulless chumminess of some pubs I have visited in other towns and cities).
Looking forward to another trip to Edinburgh before too long.

quadrantfour - 5 Oct 2014 12:46
If we hadn't been to a fair few other pubs during our weekend this would have been considered a great pub by all I'm sure. Lovely interior, friendly staff and good selection of beers. I think we were just "pubbed out" by the time we got here.
littledrummerboy - 29 Sep 2014 22:49

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