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The George IV Bar

££ - £££, British,
54 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
+44 131 225 6936
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (31 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
54 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the Cheeseburger and chips for lunch and was not disappointed. Too many places trying to do the best burger but nothing compares to this one. Chips were also a delight!! Great selection of beers also. Rate this place very highly

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank F5094JFmarkt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

George IV is everything I look for in a bar: a wide food and drinks selection, cosy and impeccable service. There’s even live entertainment each night too! We spent our night here making our way through different ales on tap, trying freshly made cocktails and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MK1112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed in Edinburgh for the new year and ate and drank here often, the atmosphere is lovely and relaxed to have a drink or food , we did both ! The food was wonderful, the starter of mussels in white wine sauce and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sheryl1309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the place! Great pub food, excellent service! We were really impressed by the willingness of the staff to accomodate our group of 11 in two adjoining tables! Kids were delighted to have a table of their own. Also, good value for money.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 878marciad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so good! Well worth the money. Good size portions. Had the veggie haggis which was lovely and my partner had the beef and beer pie and he really enjoyed it. Didn’t have any drinks but saw they had a great selection. Would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Toni J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent environment, a real must in order to have a good time. Don’t miss the double burger!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nickosm2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this might be the trappings for a tourist - but it was a welcome pub stop. Roomy restaurant and friendly staff, made for a great meal and break from walking. Up the street from the museum and a short jaunt down the hill from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheChampagneGirl
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

It's in a great location and only three minutes walk from the Royal Mile. It's very welcoming with a striking Art Deco interior. They offer a good and varied menu, the food was lovely and good value, the service was very good too, we'll definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lyndsay A
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting especially with all the Christmas decorations up at this time of year. This was our first time trying Haggis and it did not disappoint. The food and drink selection was really good and fair priced to say it’s smack bang in the middle...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karlososos
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We had dinner in this pub in the centre of Edinburgh on a Friday night. Excellent typical food, marvellous beer, the staff was very friendly and kind, last but not least, the musician who played on that night was amazing! Everyone should come here for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alefpia
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-flavoured 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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Questions & Answers
29 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jan H | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they are open every day til 1:00am. I believe they open at 11:00am.
13 February 2018|
Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I would take it to be like most gastro pubs. Children before 9pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6936
  • E-mail
Located on the historical George IV Bridge in the heart of Edinburgh's Old town, we are a traditional Scottish public house bursting with charm and character. We are open every day from 11am - 1am serving a wide and varied selection of drinks including numerous different whiskies and a selection of assorted craft ales. We also provide a diverse menu of classic, high quality 'pub grub'.
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