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Joseph Pearce's Bar

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Address: 23 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA, Scotland
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+44 131 556 4140
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00

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Cosy lively friendly pub

Popped into this bar for a few drinks on a Friday evening. It's a busy bar however it has a cosy atmosphere with stools and armchairs at the same table. The crowd is very mixed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Central Scotland
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Central Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Popped into this bar for a few drinks on a Friday evening. It's a busy bar however it has a cosy atmosphere with stools and armchairs at the same table. The crowd is very mixed. I will definitely visit this again.

Thank dinner07
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good range of beers, although no Guinness.The Thwaites Stout is well worth a try. Excellent food, recommend the meatballs

Thank bigcheese074
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Liked the beer garden outside so I could have a smoke. Beer was good, the staff were friendly. It is obviously a locals pub where people come to meet friends , have a chat, eat some food. The sort of place that enhances the attractiveness of an area when people are looking to move. The décor was distinctive which added... More 

Thank Brian D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Had a a quick pint, staff was friendly and loved the fact that there were so many dogs in there. Slight bit pricy but beer (Three hop) was fantastic so doesn't matter.

Thank Simone M
Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A short bus ride out of Edinburgh's New Town and you're in a charming local pub, albeit a Scandi-styled one. We booked a table ahead and at first were disappointed at the small range of food choices. But rather than head off in search of somewhere else we stayed and ordered the mixed vege platter (humus, croquettes, grilled haloumi, roasted... More 

Thank Tonybuts
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and friends playing pub golf had this bar on our course., TRIED to come in but was refused.. Telling us sorry they don't like hen parties!! We were not a hen party!! Clique pub who wants customers on their terms.. Sometimes it doesn't always work like that!! Not good business sense!! Turning away paying customers that would only be... More 

1 Thank norma m
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The fairly standard and rather uninteresting exterior belies a rather quirky and homely interior with a feminine Scandinavia touch. The decor is an eclectic 'arty' mix which works and doesn't! The result is a relaxed individualised space which is a refreshing antidote to the more pretentious and generic bars. The food is great - excellent value and good size portions.... More 

Thank Vanessa G
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300 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This was my local bar from where I stayed in Edinburgh so we called in when we arrived. Good selection of beers and gins which is always a bonus for us. They have comfortable lounge areas plus an area where families can eat, drink and play together. They do food but we didn't partake. Pleasant staff. Try the local Pickering's... More 

Thank AleksHuddersfield
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

very good convenient relatively quiet meeting place with bookable tables. just what we needed with excellent tasty shared platters with vegetarian food , roasted vegetables, blinis, dips , relishes etc

Thank howardfarm
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Called in for post dinner drinks and to call for a cab. Pleasant place, with quircky vintage furnishings. Great choice of drinks with no riff raff

Thank Simonfowler81

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