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Bert's Bar - CLOSED

29-31 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
+44 131 225 5748
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“pie” (14 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
29-31 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
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41 - 50 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Pub across the road was mobbed so came here instead. Service was fast with a good range of beers on offer. Seating was decent and tables not too close together. We stayed a while and staff started cleaning tables. Should be ok but drinks started...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Gone is the traditional atmosphere and decor of Bert's. Instead, refurbishment has seen to it that all character has been removed from the building and replaced with a pretentious air that has inflated pricing and removed the traditional and well-loved menu. It appears I will...More

2  Thank JCumming5
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Sometimes change for change sake in the worst decision in the world, and this is it. I've been drinking here for years and its always been a proper Edinburgh pub, but in a very good way. Great food, great atmosphere and from my point of...More

2  Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere now non existent no sports on...and pint a pound dearer....anda choice of beer poor.....why did they change it?

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Has just been taken over by new owners and up their ante on the dining front and given the place (I started coming here in the 90's!) a nice refurb, It was packed at the bar, as after work time on Friday evening, but sensibly...More

Thank TheChiefRocker
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I've worked near Bert's for years and have been in for the odd post work drink in the past. The range of whisky on offer is more limited than over the road but it has better beer and enough whisky to satisfy most I should...More

Thank Duthac
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Near our hotel and one of the few places not showing the football so was quite quiet. On the day we visited it was cash only, and apparently they were changing suppliers so none of the starters we wanted were available. Also the drinks tasted...More

Thank lawz22
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Buzzy place on a Friday but found a little table to eat at and glad I did . Friendly staff . Great steak pie and locally brewed lager . Mix of clientele

Thank cath b
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Found this on our last night. Excellent pies. Good prices. Good beers. Really friendly young lady behind the bar. You can try a number of mini pies for £1.10 each. Lovely gravy. Also an extensive menu. Wish we had discovered it earlier.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

If you want a good Scottish pub near the city centre then this, and Teuchters across the road, are right up your street, especially for watching sport. We had a few drinks in here- food also available. Good atmosphere in here. All in all a...More

Thank ScottishTemplar
West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in
industrial Britain had their most desirable
neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes.
Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest
citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind
grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel
crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and
sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
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Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
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10:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-31 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 5748
Bert's Bar Edinburgh is famed for its real ales which all meet the high Cask Marque standard of approval - which means we pour the perfect pint every time!However it is not just all about the beer! We enjoy a great reputation for not only serving fantastic pub food to a mix of customers but also serving everyone with a smile... no matter how busy we are! We provide substantial Scottish pub food for unsubstantial prices.
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