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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 1 week ago
Dave M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
My favorite pub Edinburgh! No touristy BS. Just locals rocking out

A local friend took me to this place and what a hidden gem his one is. Just off the royal mile down... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
saskia k
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212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Love the venue, been here many times. The staff have always been surly but today they were downright rude to me. I won't be going back.

2  Thank MaryHoppleworth
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place! Amazing staff who are also very welcoming. Excellent live bands. Good buzz about the place. Must-do visit if you want to discover the ‘real’ Edinburgh vibe!

Thank carrsmithy
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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.

Thank jtabiner
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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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