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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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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Carlow, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Tiny little pub, no bigger than your average living room, but filled with character. Loved popping in here in the way back from sightseeing or shopping for a refreshing drink. Very much a 'local' pub but they made us feel very welcome.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Always make this my first stop in Edinburgh for a couple of pints.This time I plumped for the Cullen Skink.What can I say one of the most delicious soups I have ever had.Washed down with a couple of pints there well kept Scottish real ale make this a great place to pop in to after getting off or just before... More

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Brisbane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great Atmosphere, great but small selection of beer & whisky. Wouldn't bother eating though that's not surprising. I suppose it was good value.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visit this bar often enough, it's a good mix of locals and people not from Edinburgh looking for a decent pint (always 4 real ales on) and decent enough food too. Small but affording, no cars go by because they can't, if you can't climb steps it's the only negative I can think of. Staff are warm and friendly,... More

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Mulhouse, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very simple but warm place and excellent food. We loved the Ales and Cullen Skink with Roll and Butter. To be recommended

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Santa Monica, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No wonder we heard customers partyng here at 2 in the mirning! This little gem of a pub sings with character and good vibes, not to mebtion serving very tasty ale and beer. We walked from a top level street down some 2 or 3 flights of stairs to the pub which is situated between a top and bottom street,... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to soak up the atmosphere of the Fringe and ended up in this little pub last night. Everyone had a really good evening. It wasn't just the company we were in but the quality bar staff too. Even though Jules behind the bar was rushed off her feet she couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly and full of banter.... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very small bar always busy specializing in Cask ales multi award winning pub close to waverley station good service and well kept real ales highly reccomended

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