The Guildford Arms

Pub and Bar££££
New Town, Edinburgh
  • Ian
    "great selection of beers from across Scotland and the UK"(5 Tips)
    nil k.
    "everything but especially the fish chowder is very delicious."(2 Tips)
    Baxter T.
    "Excellent selection of cask ales and kegs, in a gorgeous setting."(2 Tips)
    ron h.
    "Good service!"(2 Tips)
34 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • scottish
  • fish chowder
  • lively
  • great value
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  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HughesJanuary 18
    Great selection of beer.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BertramJanuary 13
    Fantastic ale pub at non ripoff prices. Lovely atmosphere.
  • Pétur S.
    Pétur SæmundsenOctober 9, 2017
    Beautiful traditional Scottisch bar with 10 brands of cask ale.
  • Philip G.
    Philip GainesOctober 9, 2017
    Great pub need to get in early for a seat as gets packed
  • Ian
    IanSeptember 26, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    Convenient for a quick pint before catching a train at Waverley
  • Alex A.
    Alex AtkinsAugust 18, 2017
    Real ales, great food, beautiful decor
  • Baxter T.
    Baxter TocherAugust 9, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent selection of cask ales and kegs, in a gorgeous setting.
  • Sebastian A.
    Sebastian AlvarezJuly 7, 2017
    The place is beautiful and the list of beers is great
  • Jimmy A.
    Jimmy AngelakosApril 12, 2017
    Looks like they're resting on their laurels a little. Has got a bit dirty and doesn't have much of an atmosphere or many rare craft ales anymore.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BruntonDecember 11, 2016
    Check the chalk board by the bar for some good beers.
  • Echo H.
    Echo HuOctober 3, 2016
    Such a nice relaxing place, feel like back in the time, old, like😊
  • Robert S. W.
    Robert S. WeserSeptember 30, 2016
    Wonderful atmosphere and nice beer variations!
  • Walter M.
    Walter MowatSeptember 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Yard of Ale during Fringe!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RobraJuly 31, 2016
    Amazing old school pub. Fantastic interior. Great beer selection, local and far away.
  • Dale C.
    Dale CooperDecember 30, 2015
    Excellent Real Ales, both the permanent selection and their guest. The Hairy Helmet on today is well worth a try.
  • Dale C.
    Dale CooperDecember 30, 2015
    Excellent Real Ale selection
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 18, 2015
    Stunning bar. Everything just oozes extravagance. Great selection of real ales.
    Upvoted May 19
  • ron h.
    ron headridgeSeptember 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cracking quality bar with great choice of draught beer! Good service! An Edinburgh institution without the snobbery!
  • DC R.
    DC RamseyJuly 14, 2015
    Definitely try the haggis stuffed chicken. This was my first experience trying the Scottish speciality. My waitress, Aston,was awesome!
  • Maarten F.
    Maarten FreriksMay 16, 2015
    Great ambiance
  • Sam M.
    Sam MApril 4, 2015
    Great beer selection, friendly staff, fantastically ornate gin palace style pub with a nice atmosphere.
  • Ozkan G.
    Ozkan GulJuly 13, 2014
    Fish chowder is awesome!
  • nil k.
    nil kutlarJuly 12, 2014
    everything but especially the fish chowder is very delicious. however the portions are quiet big
  • Ed T.
    Ed ThomasMay 5, 2014
    Great beer but avoid the food- made me very unwell. Would still go back for a drink though...
  • Julia D.
    Julia DaviesFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place but its freezing in here!
  • Robert James P.
    Robert James PeacockOctober 20, 2013
    Nothing like Guildford but the staff do have arms, which proves useful for pulling pints, glass collection and so on. Not that amputees wouldn't also be welcome.
  • Tam C.
    Tam CarrOctober 10, 2013
    Check out the amazing ceiling.
  • Abbot M.
    Abbot McNamaraSeptember 14, 2013
    DARK ISLAND. an absolute beauty and a must try
  • Ian
    IanApril 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to stop for a drink on way to or from Waverley Station, great selection of beers from across Scotland and the UK
  • Polo
    PoloApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    £2.90 for glass of prosseco - bargain!
  • Julian H.
    Julian HoffbauerDecember 14, 2012
    Very nice lively place.
  • Pipa R.
    Pipa RiggsApril 16, 2012
    Try for the wee hidie hole behind the door
  • Edward K.
    Edward KellowDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    For the best Scottish ale drink here and not next door
  • Olav A. W.
    Olav A. WaschkiesOctober 20, 2014
    Super schönes viktorianisches Pub. Wenn man in Edingburgh ist, ein Must See!
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