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The Old Bell Inn

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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233 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PH, Scotland
+44 131 668 1573
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our hotel, there were four of us and we were struck by the friendly atmosphere and were made welcome by the staff and locals a like. A great choice of food from a detailed menu. Decent beers and ales. Service spot on and although it was very busy we didn't wait ling for our food... More 

Thank Raggy0001
Perth, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a genuine old style pub that has a warm welcome, interesting interior and well above average meals at keen prices. Went during the week and there were a few other people just finished eating with huge empty plates which is an indicator of the quality and quantity of food. Ordered the Rib Eye Steak and Cod Bake. Both... More 

Thank Brude
Kansas City, Mo.
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239 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I'm a huge fan of the pub atmosphere, and food selections. This place is pretty typical of all UK pubs. A fair selection of Ales/beers, and the usual pub fare...soups, sandwiches, fish/chips, etc. It was a short walk from our b&b, and we enjoyed it greatly.

Thank Nuttman
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely local pub with great food, nice selection of beer and friendly local people, if you, if you are in the area you can miss it!

Thank Halflight79
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

What a find! Visited here NYE for an early tea. We travelled from Stoke on trent. We had steak fillet, the haggis and lamb shank. The fillet I had cooked blue and can honestly say it was the best steak I have ever had! The chips are home cooked, even the salad with Stilton on was yummy! Would drive to... More 

Thank Kelly M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came with a friend quite late and ordered the haddock and home made chips. Very large portion of fish! It was decilious and I would certainly return. The staff were friendly and very helpful. A lovely experience.

Thank Dessa D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a delightful Christmas lunch at the Old Bell today. The table was tastefully set, the staff were absolutely first class, attentive, timeous and great sense of humour. The food was extremely tasty, beautifully presented and could not have been better cooked. The endless coffee was an unexpected bonus.

Thank Betty186525
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in here early one friday for drinks and dinner. We managed to get a table, I would recommend booking though to avoid disappointment. Food was really good. A few of us had burgers and they were really tasty. Good portion sizes. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Lynsey D
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here several times so decided to go for birthday meal . Slight problem with one starter which was sorted immediately . Excellent customer service . Will certainly return .

Thank Tom28
Edinburgh, Scotland
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Not the biggest menu but ok. Goats cheese toasted club sent back as cold retuned with a new version with lack of goats cheese and frankly not good. Staff offered replacement and I didn't pay. Husband enjoyed his fish and chips.

Thank dhall7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 668 1573

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?