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The Kilderkin

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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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.
$8 - $13
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Scottish
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this pub after a long walk up Arthur's Seat. There was about 10 of us and we're glad we got there when we did, as it seemed to get busier as we arrived. What started off as just a quick refreshing pint turned...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheTeacherTraveller
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Monday 1 pound pizza, tuesday 2for1 pizza and a pubquiz, wednesday ukelele jams... basically every weekday another reason to choose this nice pub just off the beaten path.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StijnRo
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Walked in. 9 of us. Great food. Great staff. Would definitely repeat it. Mac n cheese. Chicken wraps. All good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Abs40Something
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Staff need a wake up call. I suppose this time of the year customers plentiful. Staff may feel they can treat patrons in a rude and poor manner. I don't think so. Avoid plenty of other bars up the mile more welcoming

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mick R
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Near the Scottish parliament and Holyrood Palace, the Kilderkin is a neighborhood pub far from the bustle of the Mile just a few blocks up. Very good real ale selection. I didn’t try the food. If you’re looking for a quiet place for a drink...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 669frankn
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

On our last day in Edinburgh, we found this random place at Royal Mile, an it was a suprisingly pleasent evening. The staff (and even the guests) were really friendly! Fun & entertaining game night too (for a good cause!), i think they have it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lajooon
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The pub is a bit touristic, as it is on the Royal Mile, but the interior is nice and there are lots of drafts ales. I ordered the triple sausage with mashed potatoes (see photo below). It was really good but it took very long...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We sat in a charming booth and the pot of tea I ordered was perfect for the chilly rainy day. The vegetable soup with barley was fresh and hearty. I split a sandwich with my husband and it was still too much but I loved...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beth D
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We really enjoyed getting a quick bite here before touring Holyrood Palace. It is cozy and the food is good and filling. I highly recommend a sandwich or wrap with the soup of the day (we had potato and leek and it was delicious!). Perfect...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anna C
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Decided to stop for a drink on the way home, after a long day of walking around town. Had our dog with us and searched for a dog friendly pub on the way and found Kilderkin. We were greeted warmly by the lovely lady at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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October 30, 2018|
Response from James N | Property representative |
Yes Mary we do.
June 26, 2018|
Response from StijnRo | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Pizzas are about 6 or 7 pounds, not counting promotions.
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