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Impressive Nicholsons Pub - but they do need to learn that less is more! Like the Haymarket, a quite overwhelming array of pumps greets on arrival.

Lia Fail was in very good condition - so no complaints.

A slightly more chainy feel than the impressive boozer deserves.

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Mappiman - 26 Jan 2018 14:34
"the barmaid discussed problems with the coffee machine" - what did the coffee machine have to say for itself ?!
Martinsh - 30 Jul 2015 23:24
Took quite a while to get served in here, as the barmaid discussed problems with the coffee machine. They did apologise quite profusely when they realised I was waiting. The ale selection was Deuchars, Edinburgh Castle, Dark Island & Landlord. Has the feel of an Irish bar. The smaller room at the back appeared a little more cosy. On the Royal Mile, it sees plenty of tourists.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jul 2015 21:50
Nicholson's pub so the building has some character. Handpulls on sale last night were Deuchars IPA, Everards Xingu Gold, Butcombe's Adam Henson's Rare Breed, Amarillo from Artisan Craft Beers (Evan Evans) and (my choice) Stewarts 80' which was good enough but rather sweet for my taste. Standing room only so we had one and moved on as many others seemed to be doing. Not a bad introduction to pubs in Edinburgh although I am sure there are better (and probably much worse)...
paul_d102 - 3 Aug 2014 20:41
This is a lovely old pub full of character. Nice pint of Deuchars IPA. I think there were two other cask beers on sale but I can't remember their names. They also sell food, not cheap but a reasonably varied menu. I didn't try the food on my recent visit. I would definitely visit this pub again if I was in Edinburgh.
Bowton_Lad - 24 Jan 2014 15:49
one of the good pubs on the royal mile. good selection of Scottish ale. Nice ambience and d├ęcor.
busker999 - 7 Apr 2013 17:29
Well kept and tidy pub with a decent selection of ales which appeared to be equally well kept. A very good place for a lunchtime pint, especially taking into account its proximity to the tourist trail and the station. Well worth a visit.
Stamfordian - 24 Jan 2012 14:07
Fantastic pub that seems to have a renewed focus on real ale. Lovely decor, friendly service, and a pint of Thornbridge to top it all off. Good to see pubs in Scotland giving cask ale a real go.
Amarillo_Tyke - 26 Jul 2010 21:25
Great M&B pub on the Robert Burns ale trail, good selection of real ales although a bit pricey, if you get 6 stamps on the trail brochure you get a free t-shirt.
beer_finder_general - 7 Mar 2010 11:17
Not bad for a quiet pint.
Princemonolulu - 28 Aug 2009 09:19
Two real ales on, but otherwise an unremarkable pub. The beer was OK but not brilliant - I had a Deuchres IPA which wasn't a patch on the one I had recently in Milne's Bar. Take it or leave it.
ETA - 13 Nov 2008 09:51
Anonymous post 13/10/06: You know when you're at home when you can smell the chip fat!! :-)

Coldie - 5 Jan 2007 13:34
Now has real ale, but very expensive. The front doors either don't have springs on them or they are broken meaning that the front of the bar can get a bit draughty in cold weather. Take a warm pullover. Service is a bit slow too.
Zaphod_Beeblebrox - 21 Oct 2006 03:53
As an expat Scot living in London this is always the first place I head to when I go home to get my fix of all things Scottish. Yes it's a bit touristy, yes there's a slightly offputting smell of chip fat at the back of the pub, but you'll almost always get a seat, it's really convenient for meeting up with friends as everyone knows where it is, there's a good range of drinks, quiz machine and frequent live music.
anonymous - 13 Oct 2006 14:03
Definitely geared up for the tourists who want food. Expensive and no real ale.
anonymous - 4 Mar 2006 04:16
Ok if you are a tourist non descript expensive but its on the High Street and will get its fair share of the guests to our fair Burgh. Go to the Bow Bar on Victoria Street for a 'Real'pub.
Betty Ford - 21 Oct 2004 12:21

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