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) #656 of 1,871 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , , British
49-50 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
+44 131 226 2781
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
49-50 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

Very cool spot to grab a drink and some food, will often go after work for a quiet pint and some food or at the start of a night out. Works for both with a good beer selection for a nice drink as well as...More

Thank CalumS123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bar was close enough to our hotel so we decided to check it out. So glad that we did, cuz we kept going back throughout our stay! The staff was super friendly, the drinks and food were great, what more could we ask for?...More

Thank marlzz999
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its Cool place. They have Friendly staff, Nice food, Good beer, some veggie options, Good service. You should go.

Thank janedoe9876
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always used to walk past this place on my way to work but hadn't been in until now. The outdoor decor has recently been done up and it looks so much more inviting! Me and my sister both had cocktails which were recommended by a...More

Thank Kirsty T
Reviewed yesterday

I love Edinburgh and always make it a plan to visit The Villager when I'm there. The staff are great, friendly and very welcoming.

Thank gymjohnsf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The villager was the first bar we went to upon arriving in Edinburgh. It was close to our hotel. Really awesome service and great food... perfect for us. The staff were so friendly and we just loved the athmosphere. We've already told our friends back...More

Thank steve z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went in to have a quick lunch, i recieved great service and the food tasted and looked great. Would highly recommend this establishment.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed yesterday

Visited during a busy day at The Fringe and found the staff to be very friendly and their service very fast. Great selection of cocktails and got a lovely lunch. Will be back again.

Thank Francine D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends from work and I often enjoy a few post-work drinks here. It's well priced and the cocktails are amazingly good value for money. The staff have always been very friendly and chatty towards us all! I even took my family for lunch last...More

Thank Louise L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food friendly staff. Price rage is great. Love what they have done to redecorate. I Definitely would go here again.

Thank Heather C
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49-50 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2781
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The Villager has been recommended several times on the Ediburgh forum it is a great place for food and drinks. I did visit it during my last visit to Edinburgh and really want to add my review.
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