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The Kilderkin

65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
+44 131 556 2101
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We encountered kilderkin just by chance after a walk up Arthur seat. My good friend had just announced her pregnancy and we were out to celebrate on a Monday night. Kilderkin greeted us with open arms, the dark oak interior warmed us from the cold...More

Thank Realliferat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is conveniently positioned on the Royal Mile, so it's easy to get to. The staff was friendly, they had good music and delicious pizza :) I recommend for an evening out with friends.

Thank Mihaela B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here for a few years, first as a visitor and then as an Edinburgh resident. It's become my go-to, reliable pub in the city. When others are full, noisy, crowded, etc., I can rely on getting space to eat/drink at Kilderkin. Staff...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed May 2, 2018

We had just come down from Arthur’s Seat and were on the lookout for a bar to rest up and take on fluids. Kilderkin is as close to the bottom of the Royal Mile as you can get. It is also opposite the Scottish Parliament....More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We stopped in for lunch after touring Holyrood. We had a decent lunch, but the food was just OK. A couple of members of our party had the Bangers and Mash and this was excellent, but everything else was rather "meh". The service was good...More

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with family. Service was Better than we had ever seen in Edinburgh - friendly and helpful. Food was great and beer was very cold - even the prices were ok given it was Royal Mile! Definitely stop there!

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed April 27, 2018

After a day of trekking up, down and around the royal mile we realised we were stood outside this place, feeling knackered and hungry we decided to pop in. Boy are we glad we did, met with the most kindest of service and a vast...More

Thank T0mRand
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This pub has earned out top review for several reasons. We gave eaten Haggis all week and this was the best Haggis of the week. The staff were phenomenal. They were quite helpful in answering our questions about local pubs. If you want a good...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Stopped in here with my family after conquering Arthurs Seat.... great food, good selection of drinks, all served by a lovely, knowledgeable lady, with a fantastic accent that ranged somewhere between American and Scottish,(sorry no name). I had the Haggis wrap, wonderful. Also had some...More

Thank _p_neeves2
Reviewed March 24, 2018

I stopped here with my friend on the way back from the Holywood Palace for a drink. Just your average pub. Was nice to find the radiator was on as it was so cold outside!! They also played good music.

Thank clamlo
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $13
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 2101
  • E-mail
WE SERVE TWO DISTINCT MENUS; OUR DAYTIME MENU RUNS TILL 5pm AND OUR PIZZA MENU FROM 6pm Traditional Scottish bar with high-quality, home made food and a great selection of beer and spirits.
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