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The Southsider Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


$4 - $12
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent pint and classic spoons menu. Went here for a cheap bite and to get away from the pint prices at the fringe. Did the job and the bar staff were decent. There were a few friendly folk in the pub too. People actually wanted...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best pub quiz in edinburgh, great prices, great student discounts, really good service from gary who genuinely wants you to have a good time!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rosiemckx
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Nice friendly pub but is in desperate need of a refurb very tired and shabby looking but had a good atmosphere

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank deni2001
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Always busy, this pub has a great atmosphere and the locals and tourists alike are very friendly. The prices are unbeatable in the area, and the selection of food is great. Staff are beyond helpful, and happy to chat. If you are visiting Edinburgh, come...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank gralster101
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

We were staying up the street and decided to go here for a quick bite. It was less touristy as we were a bit far from the royal mile. Locals could be seen having a few pints after work. Food was great, Thursday is their...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SarahDTravel2019
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Called in on the last day of our trip for a quick lunch! I got the dirty chips and the goujons, and my friend got the lunch deal wrap which came with chips and a drink for i think 5.50. Portions were plenty and food...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 913laurenv
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Located in the Southside neighbourhood down south from the Royal Mile, this is one pub that is mixed with both Edinburgh locals and the ever-changing student crowd, so it's usually not dead at night. As a student, I come here once a week easily for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chow_TW
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Walked 40 mins specifically to find the place - however it’s a run down shabby local drinkers bar with sports showing on multiple tv screens, NOT the gastropub it’s website & the pictures of food would have you believe. Why lie? Ridiculous.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paul-Adams75
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Cheap bevvy drove us toward the menu where we took up the challenge of 30 chicken wings. We dug down deep and finished with aplomb, not choking.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank T8336DGstuartw
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Alex and Daisy are delightful staff, lovely service! Great choice of wines & husband loved the ales available! We’ll be back soon!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Julie D
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Saskia R
July 27, 2017|
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Theirs one behind the bar so should be ok
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