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Bennet's Bar, Edinburgh - pub details

Bennet's Bar

Address: 8 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 9LG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7716) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Edinburgh Haymarket (0.7 miles), Edinburgh Waverley (0.9 miles), Slateford (2.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 27 users)
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Finished off our last night in the city with a pint and a dram here. Very friendly staff and a great selection of beers. The Inveralmond Ossian was on fine form. The interior is lovely too and well worth a look in just for that.
littledrummerboy - 16 Dec 2017 21:15
Bennet's Bar is excellent inside and out. It's one of those pubs where you can look at a picture (as above) and really want to take a look inside. It ended up being my favourite pub in Edinburgh. How on earth has it not been in the Good Beer Guide since 2007?! Ales were Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted & Schiehallion, Inveralmond Lia Fail & Seven Peaks Mosaic IPA. They also had a real cider - Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Somerset Snuffler, which was also good. The interior is very traditional and features a long, narrow bar. I believe there may have been another room at the rear. When a family arrived to eat, they were seated in a tiny room that had its own entrance outside the pub's entrance. I hadn't even noticed this room when I entered. But it looked intriguing. Tables in the main room have maps of Edinburgh on them, which create a talking point. Both staff and customers were friendly. The choice of ales and cider, the atmosphere and the traditional interior all combine to make this a really good place to visit. With the Cloisters Bar also nearby, this is an area of Edinburgh worth making the effort to get to.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jul 2015 22:12
The interior beauty of this fabulous old bar has been adequately described by others. It is matched by the enthusiasm of the barman who served us on Saturday; on hearing what we like, he recommended a beer (Pale Duke) for me and an Irish Whiskey (The Irishman) for my son, both of which perfectly suited our palates. Extra point for this credit to his profession.
Kenny260556 - 1 Jun 2015 22:19
Popped in last month for the first time in years. LCD screens on the walls and that awful smell of cooking oil and tomato sauce made me spin on my heels and head back out.
Coldie_Redux - 27 Jul 2012 12:00
Another fantastic Edinburgh pub with a "must see" interior, well described elsewhere. The mirrors on the back wall, surrounded by "tiled murals" were of note compared to the other pubs I visited on my short tour of Edinburgh. Moorish pint of Caledonian 80. My visit was mid week and this was by far the busiest of the pubs I went to.
tarkatherotter - 26 May 2012 18:08

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