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Hebrides Bar

17 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
+44 131 220 4213
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Disappointing tourist trap

The pub should be good. It's within spitting distance of the rail station and obviously is ideally... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
EdinburghHeretoday
,
Edinburgh
Great wee spot

Been in here a few times over the years and always surprised at how friendly the staff are and they... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
prelli2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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17 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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+44 131 220 4213
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"traditional pub"
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"nice friendly pub"
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"bar staff"
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"edinburgh city centre"
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"visiting edinburgh"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The pub should be good. It's within spitting distance of the rail station and obviously is ideally situated to catch passing tourist trade with big windows looking onto Market St. Maybe it is good in the height of summer when it's more cosmopolitan but on...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Been in here a few times over the years and always surprised at how friendly the staff are and they always manage to have live music (normally 1 person with a guitar and an amp) which is excellent!

Thank prelli2014
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We visited this nice-looking bar since we were passing and found it to be a most pleasant pub with a friendly and efficient barman, Will. We enjoyed the ambiance until a customer, hearing our English accents, insisted on foisting himself on us. He was drinking...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Hebrides for a few drinks during the day and found it to be a nice friendly pub. It is centrally located directly across from the Edinburgh dungeon and Waverly station. The prices were roughly £4 a pint and £4.10 for an alcopops,...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Popped into the Hebrides for a pint, was disappointed to see that the barman spent the whole 20 minutes on his phone sat in the corner behind the bar. Never made any engagement to make a conversation and even more annoying he had the volume...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Yet again visit the Hebrides at lunchtime.... and AGAIN the person behind the bar leaves the bar to shove money into the bandit as I approach the bar for another drink. Does no one teach these morons what the priority is when serving customers. Will...More

1  Thank Claona
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Great bar for a pint if you're in town. Always friendly locals to chat to and have had a few very interesting conversations here. Great atmosphere for a post work dram and tends to be more of a locals crowd than the usual Edinburgh city...More

Thank lalalucylaughalot
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Motel one where we were staying for the weekend, was so near to this friendly small bar. We were just going to have a quick drink but decided to stay for a few as the atmosphere was really good, there is a singer that comes...More

Thank 233Jan1966
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop in after dinner as they had live Scottish music every Monday. Group of around 10 musicians, two playing accordions, were playing tunes in the back of the bar. Surprisingly this is the first authentic Scottish music we have heard in 10 days...More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

A 'well kent' busy folk bar in the evening. BUT so much depends on the staff. At lunchtime I had the experience of being 'served' by a monosyllabic incompetent barman who was more intent on playing the bandit than doing the job he was getting...More

Thank Claona
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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
...More
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