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Set within the heart of Midlothian, Old Colliery borders the urban fringes of Edinburgh and offers comforting British fare together with a signature 2for1 and Pizza Menu. Melting flame-grilled steaks and British favourites like Fish and Chips and Chicken Tikka lead the Old Colliery main courses, alongside an extensive children's menu. The family-friendly restaurant also features both indoor and outdoor play areas, and a garden for al fresco dining.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

We went on Saturday the staff were so friendly ,short staffed let’s things down had to Waite a while ,starter was wrong hubby asked for soup they dident hear so they gave him bri, ,I got ribs for main the corn on cob was frozen...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

Had a lovely meal with great customer service, kids loved the food, very family friendly. There was one staff member who stood out, very chatty and welcoming, the kids were told to call him ‘kevvywevvy’ which they found hilarious making the meal for me and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

This was our first visit there as it was recommended by a friend. It was really good. The steak was cooked to perfection (medium rare, but more on the rare side) Its a lovely pub and the staff were so friendly. We were very impressed...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

Decided to eat out on the last night of eat out to help out. The restaurant was really busy because of this but that didn’t stop the excellent service provided by Kevin. I had the fish and my husband the goujon burger and the quality...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

I would like thank everyone for working so hard i would like to thank jade for all her hard work looking after us for the last 3 week we were in the restaurant and hope to see us all soon Thank u from the Watson...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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theoldc2013, General Manager at Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2020

HI We really enjoyed having you and the family in the pub every week during eat out to help out. I have past on your positive feedback to the team and Jade i know will be delighted as she really enjoyed making you feel welcome....More

Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Nice meal, food lovely , great atmosphere. Staff worked hard . We were served by Jade. She was excellent. Looked after us very well.

Date of visit: August 2020
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theoldc2013, General Manager at Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. This will be passed down to the team and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks

Reviewed 4 August 2020

We have actually been twice in the past week. Food has been delicious and we have taken the dog both times. Very dog friendly even brings out a bowl of water for them. 2 for 1 on all mains so it is so worth it....More

Date of visit: August 2020
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theoldc2013, General Manager at Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

We are delighted you have returned and appreciate our regular customers above all else. Must be said your dog is particularly adorable also. we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Great service from Leia. Fabulous cocktails by Blair. Good food and sunny beer garden. Couldn’t ask for more.

Date of visit: August 2020
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theoldc2013, General Manager at Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

Angela Quite simply we love having you around at the Old Colliery. Blair and leia are working on a cracking new cocktail menu as we speak so no doubt we will see you again before to long ! Thanks again

Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Returned here after hearing good things and reviews of friends and family who had visited recently..... My partner and I had been in previous around a year ago and to be honest wasn't a great experience. But have to say now what a difference, we...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Staff were very attentive, we were served by Leia who was lovely and gave us some great recommendations as we were visiting Edinburgh. I had the black and blue burger which was delicious, and my wife had a pizza which she enjoyed. Will be back...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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theoldc2013, General Manager at Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

We really hope you are back in the area sooner rather than later . Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review

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Response from LisaJR1987 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The always give treats and water x
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Linda F
4 December 2017|
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Response from bridget m | Reviewed this property |
Good value for money very reasonable
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    Old Colliery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5