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The Royal Hotel

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££ - £££, British,
34 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HU, Scotland
+44 1968 676979
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
34 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HU, Scotland
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Friendly, attentive staff, good wholesome fayre, reasonable priced. Busy which is a good sign, drinks also reasonably priced.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I went with 4 friends for small birthday meal ..it was quiet only one table of 6 in ...bit dark and service for starter bit slow 20 min and dissapointing i ordered chicken goujons and only 2 came for 4.95...bit steep.2 of my friends got...More

Thank Lyn W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visited the Royal hotel tonight for another family dinner all 10 of us. As on previous occasions Si's staff are brilliant... Food was good and new additions to the menu on the specials board were very good we will be back soon. Thank you.

Sie1975, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We are so pleased your family enjoyed their meal with us and you guys like our new selections of specials. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here Sunday 24th Sept after a big recommendation only to be disappointed.. food was ok but service was amateur. Asked the waitress what came with the lamb and she said i dont know so went to find out.. came back and said potatoes and...More

4  Thank Sg25080
Sie1975, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us of your experience and as we take service very seriously we have taken more efforts to have all our staff trained further in the aspects of our menu, specials and customer service We hope you would...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Never had a bad night at the Royal Hotel, between the friendly staff and the well priced drinks this place is hard to beat! Would always recommend.

Thank Peter M
Sie1975, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for your review peter and we're glad you enjoy your time with us whilst having a nicely priced tasty drink Kind regards Simon

Reviewed 6 August 2017

After several failed attempts at trying to book a table via their online booking app I'm glad I just phoned up to get a table - hence the reason for Very Good instead of Excellent. The two girls working front of house were efficient and...More

Thank Patchydoodle
Sie1975, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi and thank you for your review We did use a service for online booking but it (as you found out) never worked for us! So we are glad you used the phone line We strive for excellent food and service so hopefully next time...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

16 of us gathered at the Hotel to celebrate my 40th birthday. All meals arrived piping hot and to the highest standards... not one complaint from anyone. I chose to have the meal here as the service, staff and food is always on point and...More

1  Thank Leona G
Sie1975, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review and we are very pleased to have catered for your special birthday it is something we love doing. We look forward to seeing you all again individually or for another family meal soon. Simon

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Here for my mum's 60th birthday meal, the food was absolutely fantastic and the staff were amazing and very attentive, I would totally recommend eating here, certainly the best place to eat in Penicuik.

1  Thank Willie O
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here with some friends, having never been before. Thankfully trip advisor reviews were helpful, otherwise I'd have missed this absolute gem. Food was delicious, starter main dessert. Would definitely recommend the chicken strips or pâté for a starter. The fudge cake was a total...More

1  Thank NurseNay1
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Eat at The Royal Hotel on a regular basis as you are never disappointed. Whether it's a last minute decision to stop in for dinner or a planned family meal/birthday you are always made to feel welcome by all the staff. The food is second...More

2  Thank Widsaaay1620
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Penicuik
  • Phone Number: +44 1968 676979
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