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Pear Tree House

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Address: 38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 667 7533
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
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worth a visit once

Good area in the open, however in this cold in Edinburgh, you cant stay out for more than 5 minutes. Inside, it got very very crowded. Not sure why they allow so many people if... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good area in the open, however in this cold in Edinburgh, you cant stay out for more than 5 minutes. Inside, it got very very crowded. Not sure why they allow so many people if there is no space. The beers are good, and staff is decent.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub during the fringe and received the worst customer service. Took friends along who were not from Edinburgh and was embarrassed at the service we were given. One friend stood so long at the bar that the person behind her had to point out she was next in line and had been waiting a while to the bar... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Came here many times during the UEFA Euro 2016. Visited a lot of PUBs across UK from London to Manchester to Liverpool to York since I'm traveling but this is my favorite PUB. A lot of people came here to watch the game. Their food (burger) was actually good and a lot of selection of drinks here in a reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

So many busy places during the festival, but the staff here were very efficient and even though busy. The beer choice was good and there is a good selection go beers at a reasonable price.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

All the Pear Tree is really famous for is having the onyl decent sized beer garden in the centre of town. Unfortunately this means that it is at capacity when they sun is out but lifeless and quiet when it isn't. Decent choice of beers but it just lacks something when the sun is away

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Visited during the fringe where an array of musicians graced the outdoor stage. Lovely setting for a few chilled drinks in the sun.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great bar on south side of Edinburgh. It has a massive outdoor area which is great to relax in the sunshine, free singers providing entertainment also. Loads of acts during August. Bar is pretty standard, average prices. The real selling point of this bar is their courtyard. Large number of picnic benches so normally no issue getting a seat. Various... More 

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Bradford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

On a lovely day sat out in the beer garden after our visit to the Fringe it was packed but managed eventually to get a seat, there was a burger bar at very reasonable prices at the time we were there a few bands were playing on stage a very enjoyable afternoon.

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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great spot for big gatherings as tables are very big, especially outside. Not sure if it's just for the fringe but there was also a big screen up in the beer garden for shows which was cool. Good student discount - although drinks are still on the expensive side - g+t was £4.80 with student discount!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Bar is alright with a decent selection of drinks and relatively friendly staff. Where this pub comes into its own is the giant beer garden which gets very busy but is rather pleasant on warm days. Overall this pub lacks character but the beer garden is a win.

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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