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The World's End

4 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
+44 131 556 3628
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (235 reviews)
“haggis” (170 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Just perfect ,but enormous ! If you don't have a major appetite , 2 can easily share a fish and chips. Delicious in every way.

Thank Stephanee C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stopped in for a drink and liked it so much we popped in again for a drink and booked a table for food in the evening. Food was fresh and we could see the prep in the tiny kitchen, it was so busy but we...More

Thank NikiFairyWS
Reviewed 26 April 2016

It is located on the Royal Mile, on the end towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It's a small place so you may have to wait if you get them during their busy time. Our food was good. I had a chicken sandwich and my husband...More

Thank LovesToTravel918
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is "the" scottish pub, great food, good beer and comfortable place to stay with friends or girlfriend.

Thank Adriano T
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Fish and chips are huge and good. Reservations are recommended, otherwise You'll have to wait at least 20 minutes. Table water is served for free.

Thank Jin S
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great location right on the high street, this pub is one of the oldest around (and that is saying something in Scotland!). Very friendly staff and the good was great and had a good atmosphere

Thank Hunter84_327
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Decent food, value and atmosphere. Steak and ale pie was excellent. Overall a really nice place to try some Scottish pub food.

Thank usernametom
Reviewed 17 April 2016

After a mornings trek up Carlton Hill then down the Royal Mile, this is a welcome stop either up or down the mile. The staff are warm and friendly and the menu small but a taste of Scotland catering for most pallets and the food...More

Thank Flossy047
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We stopped in on a whim and it was well worth it. The bar staff was great-suggesting different ales and letting us try them before deciding. The food was amazing-biggest fish and chips we have ever seen! The steak and ale pie was AMAZING! Definitely...More

Thank JennGiusti
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Cosy and central pub where you can get a drink as well as some food. Try the fish and chips - large portions, crisp and juicy fish. Friendly staff.

Thank Jacob M
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
Jana K
8 March 2017|
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Response from MikeBR | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time I would say no, But during major holidays like Easter or big sporting events probably yes. During the Edinburgh festival most places don't take bookings because of 'No Shows'.
Melissa N
15 January 2017|
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Response from billjack | Reviewed this property |
Can't see any problem whatsover with an eleven year old having lunch here with family. When I first visited the pub for lunch 23/12/2016, there was a young family sitting at the table next to me.
5 October 2015|
Response from polglase2015 | Reviewed this property |
Should have said couldn't eat there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 3628
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