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The Albanach

197 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
+44 131 220 5277
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Busy but friendly with a phenomenal whisky menu

My only compliant it's that I didn't come here before buying a bottle of whisky to take home. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anna911
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Washington DC
via mobile
Another great visit

I love this place, great food and drinks and very knowledgeable bar staff to help you find a... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Squawking44
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“cullen skink” (3 reviews)
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197 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 220 5277
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My only compliant it's that I didn't come here before buying a bottle of whisky to take home. I chose one of the recommend whiskies on the menu. Not only was it fabulous but it delivered exactly the notes they said which is not usually...More

Thank Anna911
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place, great food and drinks and very knowledgeable bar staff to help you find a whiskey you like. Definitely recommend

Thank Squawking44
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We came after visiting the castle. It was very busy due to the rugby but it got us out of the rain. It was a nice cosy pub which did warm alcoholic drinks which is just what I needed. We had a meal of a...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Drop in for a dram on a cold snowy day on the Royal Mile. Lovely atmosphere and staff excellent.Had extensive menu of whisky from all regions. Staff helped with selections. Went in for 1 stayed for a few.

Thank Kasbah102
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I tried an exceptionally tasty Cullen skink soup and Haggis annd Potato Pie which was delicious and satisfactorily on the spicy side. The service was excellent and really fast. The portion was sizeable. Excellent taste of Scottish cuisine. Thank you!

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We dropped in here as soon as we arrived in Edinburgh. There are a lot of bars on the Royal Mile, but this one seemed understated and authentic (I'm sure lots of the others are too) and it wasn't overly busy. The bar staff were...More

Thank TheMezcalWorm
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great pub, the finest collection of malt whisky I have ever encountered. Very friendly staff, very accommodating. Good food abd very pleasant beer Besthaven, lipsmacking good.

Thank geo4set
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place this! Great for a drink (good selection of ales, wines and whiskies), great for a meal! I ordered the "Belhaven Best Steak Pie" - the gravy was delicious and the fresh market vegetables were delightful. It comes with a serving of chips or...More

1  Thank Will W
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Right on the Royal Mile - and not as touristy as those spots closer to the castle, we came in to finally rest our tired feet. (And to try a bunch of different whisky). Success. Great food - salmon, good chips (fries), and a nice...More

1  Thank ninska_10
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a great bar with a wide range of drinks and food. the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Elizabeth W
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Nearby
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
...More
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