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The Old Colliery

££ - £££, British,
Danderhall EH22 1FD, Scotland
+44 131 654 2822
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible18%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Danderhall EH22 1FD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We fancied an afternoon out of town. Went here for lunch and had a nice time. Wife had rack of ribs which were nice I am told. I had a chicken and bacon burger which was ok as well. Reasonably priced and good staff as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EdinburghChaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t realise nachos could be over cooked...!! But sadly I was totally wrong 😩 My friend had soup of the day which was apparently mushroom but other than the colour there was no obvious evidence of mushrooms My grandson had a chicken burger (they were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dottie282
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked and went for our Boxing Day festive dinner! Was calm & relaxing which was much needed after a stressful Christmas dinner with the family at home! We went with the in-laws and they were rather impressed! The food was amazing (as always) Have been...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tracybennett2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for dinner after leaving Edinburgh royal infirmary about 4pm and although we could only see 3 customers in the place we stood for approx 10 mins where it says "wait to be seated" and no member of staff appeared!! We walked out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MgtP1947
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Set back just off a main road out of Edinburgh this was a good place to pop into for a quick lunch. Broad menu with main meals being 2 for 1 which brings it into the good value range. If you had to pay full...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank newington
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend The Old Colliery Had an overnight in the car park after eating in the pub - amazing value food,good service and very friendly staff especially Becca Dog friendly The pub is right by SheriffHall park and Ride 20/25 minutes into Edinburgh by bus...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stay60393142307
aj5leggett, General Manager at The Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback and pleased to hear that the food and service were up to our usual standard. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Was there a few weeks ago.was lovely. Went on Saturday ordered 3 rump steak.chips were soggy and cold. Sent them back about 30 seconds later they were put into fryer and brought back. Eventually the lady supervisor personally put fresh chips on and very apologetic....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gwen O
aj5leggett, General Manager at The Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Disappointed to hear that your chips were soggy and cold. We do try to rectify any mistakes that were made when they are brought to our attention, and our supervisor did the right thing. Hopefully this will not be repeated and has been brought to...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Our family have been regular visitors since it opened but last time thought it had gone downhill and seems to have crashed since. It was a last minute decision to get a steak but arrived shortly after 7.00pm. Not too busy and drinks order taken...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wanderingscot_9
aj5leggett, General Manager at The Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Due to menu changes, the specials board is in the process of being updated. Unfortunately we had delivery problems which accounted for the lack of certain products. Your meal issues have been addressed with the kitchen as this is not...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my fiance used to come here all the time. We loved it but this time. No. The starter was shared nachos. They didnt put any sour cream on it n brought it out and never told us it had ran out til i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Catherine H
aj5leggett, General Manager at The Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback but disappointed to hear that your visit was not up to our usual standard. Please contact Christian on 01316542822 to discuss. Regards Andrew

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Went here for a meal on my only day off and was really dissapointed. Me and my partner had been here before and was expecting good service and good food. Neither appeared. Arrived 6.25ish and got our drinks order taken about 5-10 after seated, not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andrewpK3267KA
aj5leggett, General Manager at The Old Colliery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Disappointing to learn that your visit was certainly not up to our usual standard. Please give me a ring on 01368860013 to discuss.

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Lisa B
2 May 2018|
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Response from Derry L | Reviewed this property |
No and not really human friendly
4 December 2017|
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Response from bobk07 | Reviewed this property |
Very responsible 2 for 1 on the main meal 🥘
31 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Danderhall EH22 1FD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Danderhall
  • Phone Number: +44 131 654 2822
  • E-mail
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.
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