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The David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh - pub details

Address: 30 Bridge Street, Musselburgh, Midlothian, EH21 6AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 44122) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Musselburgh (1 mile), Wallyford (1.9 miles), Prestonpans (3.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 4 users)
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user reviews of the David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh

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So, I've been frequenting this place more than Staggs, mainly because they have a continual rotation of guest ales and, secondly, because of the price. At £1.99 for the guest ales, you can't complain.

Since my first visit, service hasn't changed. At times, it is appalling. That said, all the staff are friendly and polite. Still haven't eaten here but the food looks good and the place does a roaring trade in it.

Guest ales are well kept and they pretty much always have a dark or a stout on. Old stalwarts such as Abbot and Deuchars in attendance, too. Wide range of world beers in the fridge.

The thing that really pisses me off about the MacBeth are the loud mothers (there never seem to be any men around) and their louder and uncontrollable children. At times, like last night, I wonder if I am in a kindergarten and not a gastro-pub.

The gents' toilets are clean; never had a problem with them. Yet! Most of the lazy folk downstairs see fit to use the disabled toilet, rather than climb the stairs to the dedicated toilets.
Coldie_Redux - 26 Apr 2019 09:15
I have avoided this bar for many years - simply because I avoid bars that have bouncers outside - but finding Staggs shut on January 1st I decided to pop in here.

It's big and bright and raucous! I, too, had the Black Cork and enjoyed it. The focus in here is dining but the effect was like a school dinner hall for half-cut adults. Not fault of the bar, of course. But getting served is a problem, with bar staff ignoring customers who have been at the bar for several minutes in favour of those who appear at the bar an call for service in an agitated manner.

Thankfully, I did not have to use the lavatory.

I like a quiet pub when outside of Edinburgh and I'd have to try this bar again before I made a decision about going back.
Coldie_Redux - 11 Jan 2017 18:46
The David MacBeth Moir is another Wetherspoons cinema conversion, with some impressive art deco features and some large film posters. I chose to eat here on what was the Tuesday grill night. So a gammon and a pint of 6.5% Black Cork from the Knops brewery for £8. Other ales were Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Greene King Abbot & Stewarts 80/-. The cider was Orchard Pig Juggler. Staff were fairly jolly. But service was out of turn. The gents toilets were a disgrace. 3 cubicles - one with no toilet paper, one out of service and another absolutely smeared with excrement. I'm glad I attempted to go after my dinner. A decent enough 'spoons let down by the lack of cleanliness in the toilets.
blue_scrumpy - 5 Jan 2017 22:36

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