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Bannerman's

212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, Scotland
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Great live music

Good selection of beers at pretty decent prices toilets need a refurb but the music is good the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jtabiner
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North Shields, United Kingdom
Live Music Venue which is excellent.

This venue won't win any awards for hygene or quality of drinks on sale but it certainly is a great... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Derek4444
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Good selection of beers at pretty decent prices toilets need a refurb but the music is good the staff wont serve you if your drunk but its like that all over Scotland so no problem, have fun.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This venue won't win any awards for hygene or quality of drinks on sale but it certainly is a great place to see amazing live music. There is no charge to get in and the cost of drinks is decent too so all you need...More

Thank Derek4444
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This place has been going since I was of legal drinking age back in the 80’s. If you like your rock loud, and live, then this is your bar. It can get very busy, but is well worth checking out :)

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Good selection of beers at pretty decent prices for a city centre boozer. But you need to like a bit of a noise and rock music of many varieties. They also have live bands thru the back and it does get even noisier and busier...More

Thank CalumDM
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Went to see Wolfsbane. I can’t carry drinks as Im recovering from cancer. My wife went to the bar which is not in the part where the gig was. She was ignored by bar staff until she complained. In 2017, women shouldn’t be ignored in...More

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Not many pubs like this left. Excellent venue, great staff, great choice of drinks, friendly regulars.

Thank onlyinstruggle
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Went 2 nights on the bounce Comfy settee seating if available Staff nice enough and quick to serve- bar area clogged up by people sitting in stools but not a massive issue Went to a gig on the 2nd night- classic small gig venue, highly...More

Thank Danielprince
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Normally like this place, very chill and decent music. Bar staff are very nice once you get a chance to speak to them. One of the issues is it can be very difficult to be served as there are so many seats around the bar...More

Thank Hannahgillianp
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We sought out this place because we are Karaoke lovers back in Canada. I loved how they turned the old vault into a rocking pub space. Pool table was nice and only cost a pound. It was pretty quiet all things considered. Drinks not exactly...More

1  Thank Tina O
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped in for a quick pint, having 2 and learned about the area and met some interesting people while there. very old school feel . Didn't stay for any music, was great place for a pint.

Thank Daniel K
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Brianelsy
27 August 2017|
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Response from Geoff R | Property representative |
Hi, The plan is for the gig to finish at 11.30pm. Bannermans is about 10 minutes walk from Waverley station. Best, Geoff
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