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The Albanach

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Lovely place for a late lunch

A lovely place with excellent food! Had a late lunch with my husband, our daughter and her friend... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Kari-Ann L
via mobile
Ahhh refreshing

After a long walk we were in need of a refreshment and this pub didn’t fail to deliver. The barmaid... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely place with excellent food! Had a late lunch with my husband, our daughter and her friend, after a nice walk around the Old Town. We had fish and chips and mac'n cheese. The food is Great and our waiter was so nice! A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

After a long walk we were in need of a refreshment and this pub didn’t fail to deliver. The barmaid just knew what would quench our thirst and presented us with goblets of vodka, soda and lime filled with ice.......so delicious it would have been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Squawking44
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank csandmfamily
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kasbah102
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!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Maria S
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TheMezcalWorm
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank geo4set
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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