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65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 131 228 8400
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“lamb pie” (3 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with family - nice portions at a decent price - nice and central , 3 had fish and chips and couldn't finish it - sons burger was also good and hit the spot- didn't have time to stay for drinks

1  Thank SuzyPower
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here before a concert in the Usher Hall for a couple of drinks with friends. Great central location in the city and right on the Usher Halls door step. Staff were friendly and there is a great selection of drinks.

Thank Brunswick3793
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My partner and I had dinner at this pub as my boyfriend wanted to watch the football. We both had the Lamp Shank pie as it had been mentioned on TripAdvisor a few times and it seemed the best option. It was so tasty, I...More

1  Thank NeusLB
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Good variety of choices, well presented and great preparation. Reasonably priced. Only negative, too big. Had to force myself to finish meals as tasted so good but thus meant I couod not drink as much.

1  Thank Eddy V
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

To start you have to order your food at the bar, but nobody tells you. So after quit a wait a waitress told us. Then when we ordered, the selected wines on the menu were not available (they weren't out of stock, they never have...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I arrived in the city late in the afternoon and stumbled across Shakespeare Tavern while walking around exploring. It’s a traditional looking pub but very spacious and serves typical pub food. Service wasn’t that prompt or attentive, seemingly split between the bartender and waitress. I...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Only one vegan option for a main course and it's salad. Considering Edinburgh is the most vegan-friendly city in the UK this is pretty poor, and the number of vegans is growing all the time. Otherwise a pleasant visit.

Thank jemimahanderson
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Fun pub, lively scene, great beer on tap and lots of great pub food offerings. Games on the TV and very busy bar make this a fun place!

Thank grazipat
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A great, traditional pub in an excellent location in Edinburgh's town centre. Very nice decor of both Scotland and Edinburgh images. Nice atmosphere.

1  Thank XXV25
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I arranged to meet friends before a film on a Sunday night , it was very quiet and from outside the kitchen it looked as though there were 2 staff on so my boyfriend an I ordered some food thinking it would arrive in plenty...More

Thank missmodus
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Lothian Road | Lothian, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 8400
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