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The Abbey Bar

65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
+44 131 668 4862
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  • Average1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a cosy pub with plenty seating in the space they have which also spills onto the pavement outside. Staff friendly and drinks well priced.

Thank TheHoneymans
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch and a fabulous array of whisky from all over Scotland. Great staff who are very knowledgeable about the drinks and food they serve and very welcoming to all their customers. Best to book a table as it gets busy.

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Nice atmosphere, this pub is perfect for whisky lovers. The bar proposes degustation of single malt according to the region of their age. And Waitresses are always ready to help you choose the best one according to your taste.

Thank simon t
Reviewed January 21, 2017

A good public house atmosphere, with a great selection of food and ales. Always served quickly by friendly efficient staff, and you won't be leaving feeling you need more to eat.

Thank Francesca121
Reviewed January 15, 2017

A pub as a pub should be. Warm, welcoming, fresh, well looked after ales. Didn't taste the food but it certainly looked and smelt good at the next table. I'll try it next time.

Thank Alison2143
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We were a group of 3 families and enjoyed a pre-Xmas meal here. Friendly service. They were very accommodating to our group and the time we wanted to book the table. The place was busy with a good atmosphere. We took advantage of the pre-5.30...More

Thank RebelPorty
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This bar has a fantastic menu and the service is excellent. The food is also excellent. We regularly eat here with family and grandchildren.

Thank Dorothy K
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Went into the abbey for a quick bite to eat. Menu was outstanding so it turned into haveing a really good meal fish pie was on the specials board, so comeing from a fishing village it was a must food was served within 10 minutes...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

A bundle of us came on 20th Dec for works Xmas lunch.it was amazing.no faults in any of it.staff where very helpfull friendly and couldn't do enough to ensure we where happy & comfortable.best place in town.well done Abbey xx

Thank don74mc
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

The Abbey Bar is renowned for its great selection of Whiskeys. However it was a little early to be partaking in a wee dram. Breakfast with copius cups of strong creamy coffee was the order of the day. Sat in the window on high stools...More

Thank Maz M
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $21
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 4862
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Whisky bar , traditional ales and fresh Scottish fayre. Over 200 whiskies available.
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