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The Bow Bar, Edinburgh - pub details

Bow Bar

Address: 80 West Bow, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2HH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5512) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Edinburgh Waverley (0.3 miles), Edinburgh Haymarket (1 mile), Slateford (2.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.5/10 (rated by 88 users)
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Visited while on a brief visit to Edinburgh on Tornado. A varied range of beers brewed in Scotland not seen in North Yorkshire and all new to me. All good apart from one from Born in the Borders.
Rocky53 - 15 May 2017 10:16
Another petite-sized Edinburgh bar with just a single room. But what it lacked in quantity, it more than made up for in quality, especially with the ale selection - Pilot Archive Pale Ale, Northern Monk Black Session IPA, Weird Beard California Common, Tickety Brew Wit Bier & Jasmine Green Tea, Old Worthy Lost In The Dark & East London Brewery Foundation Bitter were all on. I remembering having a 7.5% beer from this selection. It was good. But I can't recall for the life of me which one it was. Another worthwhile Edinburgh pub.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jul 2015 21:06
Read some recent comments about keeping it down if you are an Englishman. I my most recent visit, I don't think there was a single Scot in there. The barman was Australian and the rest of the Clientele were flatulent Germans.

Beer is always good, even if you don't know the brands.

A wonderful smell of Lapgroig managed to overpower the fellow euro-drinkers.

A great pub. Love it.
Mappiman - 6 Oct 2014 20:45
Made a day trip to Edinburgh from Cheshire, 3 hour train journey, well worth it.
Staff consisted of a couple of Aussie lads, very knowledgable about beer - a couple of people who arrived after us weren't sure about what exact style of beer they wanted, and the lad who served them gave a quick description of each draught ale and the bottles they had in stock - they did their job well, to the evident approval of the customers. Good bar staff seems to be a characteristic of Edinburgh real ale pubs.
An enjoyable visit, and no sign of anyone in blue woad looking for englishmen!!!
quadrantfour - 5 Oct 2014 12:18
Was here probably the same day as the reviewer below and, even though English, got into conversation with a couple of people with no hassles at all regarding the recent vote and found the place to be very friendly indeed.

Anyway, to the beer: fantastic array of ales served by air pressure with a leaning towards the pale in particular. A whisky collection par excellence too. Some 220-odd apparently.
littledrummerboy - 29 Sep 2014 22:09

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