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Nice pub excellent music

We visited this pub on our way to the Grassmarket unfortunately wasn’t feeling very well or would... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Just very special! Try it out...short distance to the Grassmarket, Rose Street and High Street. A... read more

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212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just very special! Try it out...short distance to the Grassmarket, Rose Street and High Street. A hidden gem!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was good until it wasnt. Staff was lacking a bit. Actually was cut off of service for the first time in my life.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Came on to write a review about experience and can see numerous other posts about the staff - which is exactly what I came here for. A large group of us went in - the second bar of the night - and barman immediately refused...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We visited this pub on our way to the Grassmarket unfortunately wasn’t feeling very well or would have stopped longer proper music pub nice and rocky clientele very different

Thank S3425DSdavem
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Been a regular here for years, but the way customers are now being treated is disgusting.I will never visit again. Management must want this place to go into receivership, by urging staff to be obnoxious and insulting as many potential customers as possible. There are...More

1  Thank panamajock67
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Terrible. Customer service is quite frankly offensive. Was immediately met by a rude female bar staff member who refused to be polite in any shape or form. I asked politely where the toilets were and was met with “of course I know where they are,...More

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A local friend took me to this place and what a hidden gem his one is. Just off the royal mile down at cowgate is a pub with all kinds of people. Neatly dressed or full punk men and women all headbanging to marilyn manson...More

Thank saskia k
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Bannermans was one of my favorite pubs when I lived in Edinburgh. It was always rather dark and grungy but sitting on the battered armchairs or sofas drinking a good beer was a great way to spend an hour or two. The beer was great...More

2  Thank gavin802
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was in Bannerman's with my girlfriend this weekend for a Fringe comedy show. Upon entering the room where the gig was being held a member of staff told us we needed entry cards and instructed us to ask at the side of the bar...More

4  Thank Murno
Reviewed 7 August 2018

visited this venue earlier in the year whilst working with a band. the pub is really cool with a great atmosphere, and bands on most nights in the cellars through the back. went back to edinburgh recently with my wife and thought it would be...More

2  Thank journeyman1950
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this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
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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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