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Shakespeare's Bar

Open Now: 11:00 - 01:00
Open today: 11:00 - 01:00
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Quick meal

Needed a quick meal after a long day sight seeing , this bar was friendly and the food great value... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Average Bar

As chain pubs go this one isn’t bad. Location is very handy for the usher hall and drinks are... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Sarah D
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
6 days ago
“Quick meal ”
27 May 2018
“Average Bar ”
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65 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
West End
+44 131 228 8400
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Needed a quick meal after a long day sight seeing , this bar was friendly and the food great value and good quality food well presented and quickly delivered . It’s bar/pub food at its best . Environment friendly and good selection of beers and...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Dropped by to watch the British Open and to have a few drinks. Atmosphere was awesome and service was great. We decided to stay a while and have some food and it was great.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

As chain pubs go this one isn’t bad. Location is very handy for the usher hall and drinks are reasonably priced. Can get busy after and pre theatre due to shows however bar staff are friendly and attentive servers. Lacking in independent character or atmosphere...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Had a drink in here before dinner. Very attentive staff, nice clean bar. Was very busy but well managed.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Just had drinks but at the prices charged we had only one. The tables needed cleared and the staff were very slow

Thank margaret b
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Surprised on a Saturday early evening to find lots of free tables, but to be honest it did start to fill up an hour or so later. Very good value drinks and food - I hadn't realised this was a Belhaven pub, which are always...More

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Hi, me and my friend Kathryn came up from Newcastle on Friday and have made friends for life. Emma and Brenna are literally the biggest angels in the whole world. So so gorgeous and kind! Thank you so much for making our weekend the best...More

Thank iloveemmaandbrenna
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend came from Newcastle for a night out and met your lovely bar staff called Emma and Brenna! They were the nicest people we have ever met and greeted us with the warmest welcome. I hope they both get pay rises because...More

1  Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Pub is really nice with delious food for a very good price (we had to classics for 12.95£) and very friendly staff. The only thing why I don't give 5 stars is that it is quite big and therefore could be more atmospheric, but...More

Thank AndiH15
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a good pie for dinner. So glad I tried Shakespeare. It was really good and the fact that I could swap chips for mashed potatoes and gravy elevated it to an excellent eat! The bar also has a good ambiance with...More

Thank Shirley W
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