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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Spectacular live music here with simple barbeque style food. By far the best night we had in Edinburgh and the staff are lovely, in trying times this was such a breath of fresh air rarely seen in recent times. Hopefully we will be be back...some day! Love you Scotland, Love you Sample Rooms!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Hello L9519OUlouiseb Thank you for a very positive review and your kind comments, we hope you will be back some day soon too! Team Caley

Reviewed 19 September 2023

Great pub with loaded fries and great burgers. Pub quiz and good whisky. We came 6 of 18 teams. Good we think.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Hello O136IJrobinh Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit! Sounds like you did great in the pub quiz :D We look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Caley

Reviewed 26 August 2023

enjoyed the food (pub grub but adequate portions and friendly staff). We have been before and had a good meal / drinks. There was live music on (a guy with a guitar) but it was dreadful. The tunes were all a dirge and actually put...me off my food (a first for me!). I'd put it down as an unfortunate choice of act - @management I suggest that you reconsider the quality of live act, it actually resulted in us leaving earlier rather than staying longer.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

Hello Pubsedinburgh Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your visit! It is great to read about your positive experience with the food, disappointing regarding the musician, we have a variety of entertainment at The Caley mostly open mics in terms...More

Reviewed 30 July 2023

Spotted this place on the way to our apartment and thought we would give it a try. Very pleased that we did. The burgers that we had looked hand made, tasted of good quality meat and were cooked very well. For some reason, they have...a 2 for 1 offer on burgers on a Monday despite being very reasonably priced anyway (as was the rest of the menu). My daughter (aged 6) was very pleased with the kids' menu, which seems to have been devised by somebody who knows children. The beer selection was a bit limited, but there was a good choice of whiskies. The person who served us (I forgot to ask her name, but she had a good selection of tattoos) asked what I liked and suggested a Balvennie 14yo, which was really nice). I just wish we lived a bit closer as I would happily go back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Hello MatthewB! Thank you for your kind review, this was picked up on by a staff member and she was flattered, thank you for coming, eating, reviewing! See you again soon! Team M

Reviewed 12 July 2023

Loved this pub on our trip to Edinburgh, great staff, whisky cocktails and a live music night with young performers. There are other pubs in the area but they are mostly traditional old man pubs which doesn't suit us.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Hi Alex! Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed the open mic and all that we do! See you again soon. Team M

Reviewed 7 June 2023

Great pub, friendly staff and amazing prices! We had the two steaks deal for £25 and were really impressed. Staff were super friendly and loved our dogs, good whisky selection for Mike and great wine for me. We live nearby so will totally be back...soon!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Hi Louise! Thank you for a lovely review, it's great to read we are a welcome addition to the local community and are glad you enjoy what we do! Team Caley

Reviewed 4 June 2023

Unfortunately the food here was really bad, we were served watery mac and cheese and a stringy steak sandwich. The alcohol was also served in a dirty pint glass. Really disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2023

Hi Claire, I'm really disappointed in reading this experience, would you be kind enough to contact me directly at hello@caleysampleroom.co.uk to discuss this so I can look into what happened and hope to try to improve your view on our business? Times are very hard...More

Reviewed 5 May 2023

This is just stunningly good. It caters to both vegan and gluten-free in a very unobtrusive way, just offering dishes that are vegan anyway, like penne al' arrabiata. Glutenfree pasta was a good choice, I would not have spotted that it was, had I not...known. I had the meatballs with penne, which were very well seasoned and the tomato sauce was excellent. The prices are very reasonable. Drinks selection is clever and short, as is the menu. Lived I in the area, this would, without doubt, be my local. I have rarely been this positively surprised and overall impressed. I am not sure they know just how good they are.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Management Responder, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2023

Hello 20bernhardr! What a lovely heartfelt review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this and for all of your kind words, it means soo much to us and will be highly motivational for our staff team, it's great to know that our...More

Reviewed 3 May 2023

Nice pub with very good simple food done well for a reasonable price. Have been a few times recently and have been impressed.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Tom Wilding, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2023

Hello Doctorstevien, thank you for a lovely review and 5 star rating! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Caley

Reviewed 12 April 2023

The Caley is always a classic to come back to when visiting Edinburgh. The food is really tasty, there is an enormous variety of drinks to choose from and the staff are super friendly. One of my favorite places to dine and have drinks at...when in Edi.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Tom Wilding, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2023

Hello S5238EMromanb, thank you for a great review and 5 star rating! It's great to read about good experiences and motivate our team under such challenging times. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Caley

Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

We went there for an Easter lunch, with our dogs. There was a table of 5 of us and the waitress was really welcoming and friendly. I had the fish and chips and the food was amazing. 3 of us had the steak and one...of us found it a bit chewy but the other two really liked it. It was such a lovely atmosphere. The music was great too. Thanks for a lovely visit. Will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Tom Wilding, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2023

Hello Koof, thank you soo much for your kind review! It's great to read about good experiences and motivate our team under such challenging times. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Team Caley

Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

9 of us piled in just before breakfast ended. Both members of staff were incredibly helpful especially considering the particular nature of all our food and drinks orders! Following an intensive line of questioning i got my favourite and v picky coffee order! The caley...sample room cannot do enough for you and will endeavour to make your stay easy and perfect.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Responder101, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2023

Hello Heather, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet and to look after you all, see you next time you are in the area! Team Caley

Reviewed 14 January 2023 via mobile

An excellent Sunday roast, will be back soon. Lovely bar with great selection of beers, including one of my favourites.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Responder101, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2023

Hi Rory, thank you for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon Team caley

Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Good drink, good food, and good atmosphere. Its a lovely wee place for a drink or lunch with friends and all reasonably priced too which I think we can all agree is getting harder and harder to find these days. Got to try their trial...of the new roast and the beef was rare just how I like it and with loads of sides including an especially tasty cauliflower cheese. They have a good selection of whisky too if that's your sort of thingMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Responder101, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2023

Hello Kay, thank you for your review and the positive comments about value and quality! We are grateful for your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon ! Team Caley

Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

Met some friends for a birthday lunch. Roast was amazing, staff were lovely. We'll definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Responder101, General Manager at The Caley Sample Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2023

Hello Katie, thank you for your review! Glad to read you enjoyed the roast and look forward to your next visit! Team Caley

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The Caley Sample Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4