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Old Town
0.3 miles from St Giles' Cathedral
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Brew Pub, British, Pub, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was good value for money and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We had the speciality of the day haggis pie. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi O3971ubchristineg, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The World's End 2 days in a row when visiting a friend in Edinburgh. It was everything I thought a Scottish pub would be. Everyone was friendly and there was a mixture of locals and tourists, as well as a fantastic beer and...ale selection. Draft beer and ale from a Scottish tap is SO much better than anything we get in the US! And the food was equally amazing, especially the steak and ale pie. The fish and chips was an enormous serving, and delicious as well.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you! What a fantastic review, we're very grateful. We do have a nice little mix in our wee pub which really adds to the atmosphere; we're happy you noticed such detail. Both our kitchen and bar team are amazing; lovely kind words from yourself....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

John and James were our hosts. Both were fantastic, fast and friendly service. The food was great. Definitely a spot to visit for a quick bite and a pint.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review Keith.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't fault our experience at World's End! Brilliant food, drinks, service and atmosphere!! Great way to end a long day. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this was the world's end, I would die happy. The steak and ale pie was simply great, service, beer everything was top notch

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food. Thanks to Holly&James for a friendly welcoming and service. P.S. try the sticky toffee pudding !

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really lucky to get a table, the pub was warm and welcoming on a cold day and the staff were friendly and helpful. We both had meat free burgers which were great and the chips and sauce were really good. The pub itself...is traditionally decorated and a great visit for those visiting Edinburgh for the first time.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Alex! Thank you so much for this lovely review :) It can be quite difficult to get a table at times but we're happy we were able to accommodate you. Our vegan burger is fantastic, glad you enjoyed it. Hope you do pop in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and beer but disappointed to find out that they not had cream when looking forward to a Irish coffee. No steak available this evening no reduced menue. Kitchen closed around 19.30 so many hungry visitors turned around and went to alternative diner. Staff...was courteous and helpful so it ended up being a nice eveningMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there. If your visit with us was on Wednesday evening I must apologise as the team was not our regular staff but cover from another venue. We all took a well deserved post-fringe staff night out. I thank you very much for being understanding...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pub in Edinburgh food amazing and staff very friendly choice of alcoholic beverages better than any other pub

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long walk into the city through the rain we needed some food and a drink Didn’t think we would get a table as the City was busy…However so glad we did as the food and service were very good Steak pie and mash...with the small pan of gravy Best choice on a damp dayMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our pub, have a great day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only found this pub by chance but what a hidden gem . We got a table immediately but soon after people were being turned away so it gets very busy. Really delicious food, great atmosphere and really good service. A credit to its team!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review. Its always nice when you beat the rush and get a spot somewhere so nice.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to go and have a pint- Fish and Chips were pretty good- and the service was great! Go early to get a table if you want to eat- if you get there later in the day, you will have a long wait.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lee T, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

Arrived in edinburgh last monday for 2 days,after checking in to the hotel we went to the worlds end, lovely place with a lovely atmosphere,great staff,we had a couple of drinks and a chicken sharing meal was delicious, we booked before leaving for the following...night, good job we booked it was packed,i had the fish& chips and hubby had the steak and ale pie,both where gorgeous freshly cooked and piping hot, James and malcolm are so welcoming,will be back in 6 weeks and the worlds end will be our first stop as always,love my fridge magnet too. Great work lads,see you soonMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves on your visit and ill be sure to let the lads know how well they did, see you again soon!

Reviewed October 16, 2022

my wife and myself always go here when in Edinburgh and always made welcome, the staff are always very friendly, our last visit was a week ago as always the food was amazing, very busy as always but booked in advance to avoid disappointment of...not getting a table. the guy's do an amazing job of things as they are continuously busy from the moment they open their doors. going back in 6 weeks .More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2022

Such a lovely review to read, returning customers are an amazing thing to have so thank you for choosing us we look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed October 11, 2022

Great service with Malcolm and James at our recent visit. Good fish and chips and haggis fritters and soup. Well worth a stop for a pub meal.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The World's End, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2022

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

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The World's End is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5