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The Halfway House

24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh EH1 1BX, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 225 7101
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I always come here every time I visit edinburgh. The Half Way is a tiny little pub up the steep steps of Fleshmarket Close but worth the climb for it's friendly, cosy atmosphere. They have a nice selection of well kept real ales with pleasant staff to srve you. It doesn't take many people to make this feel very busy... More 

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united kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Just loved this pub, husband had been going on about it so thought I would shut him up and visit. Well for once he was right... The food is wonderful. Haggis neeps and tatties is a must and believe me I've grown up on it and this has to be one of the best I've tasted. Will defiantly return on... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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211 reviews 211 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Really nice pub & very small but big enough to relax in. Nice selection of drinks & a nice atmosphere.There is good available. Met a nice guy & we had a good chat in a very relaxed atmosphere

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Rude staff,toilets not the best.Cheap spirits at not so cheap prices,wont be back.After reading reviews I thought I would give it a try.Big let down from start to finish.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went here on Saturday 8/11/14, we actually went in the afternoon, and loved the atmosphere so much we went back at night! Best pint of Guinness I had in Edinburgh, and my wife said the red wine was good as well, barmaid was very friendly, if u get a chance definitely visit this wee gem of a bar.

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Scotland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have walked past many times whilst visiting Edinburgh but this was the first time we had popped in. Sat afternoon so quite busy, but we found a space. It is a small pub, but very cosy and quirky. We only stayed for a couple of drinks, but we thought it was lovely and fully intend to visit again :)

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

One of the oldest pubs in the old city centre but the service and food was disappointing. All food was warmed up from the fridge to microwave and hence we had to wait for our meal 20 minutes as the micro can warm up one dish at a time. They don't accept cards so we had to find an ATM... More 

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Darvel, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Popped in to the restaurant up stairs for a bit to eat. Good choice of home made soups and bar meals cooked to order. Waitress very pleasant and prices very good for Edinburgh would definatley go back

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

lovely little pub which actually served the best pint of the trip . The food was obviously limited since there wasn't much of a kitchen . Had the pie and peas which was ok ..i was nt expecting any thing mind blowing , good value thou .

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Small, but a great place to have a drink. Friendly staff, good food, not expensive, feels 'real' and not manufactured. It's the kind of pub that makes you feel like you're actually experiencing Edinburgh.

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Additional Information about The Halfway House

Address: 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh EH1 1BX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 7101
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Scottish

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