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Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

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Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

Advice Please

My wife and I are in Edinburgh later in the week for four days at the Fringe etc.....

When we were here in 2011 I had some enjoyable Real Ales in the Bow Bar and

also the Cafe Royal between shows. However this time we have our 14 year old with us.

Does anyone know off hand whether he is allowed in either of these bars to

accompany us (times somewhere between 6pm - 8pm) or are there strict issues

in relation to this.

Failing that are there any other recommendations out there, where one can have

a decent beer in the early evening......but with a teenager in tow.

Thanks

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1. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

You could try this one which is up the street opposite the Balmoral Hotel at the east end of Princes Street. Don't know if they have the sort of licence which allows 14yr olds but you could phone and check. They have a good selection of Real Ales (so I am told!) and it might be ok to take your son if you are having food.

http://www.guildfordarms.com/index.htm

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2. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

There used to be a licensee who posted here but he has not been around since 2010, you should read his post at position 10 here. http://goo.gl/y7yh5a

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3. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

Fun Driver....... Thanks for your reply but having seen the reply from "AlanBrownEdinburgh", I may

give it a miss, or get out for a swift one at the end of the night.

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4. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

Alan

Thanks for your link.

Very comprehensive and informative, but probably not what I wanted to hear.

Anyway it was worth an enquiry. I do understand the issues of teenagers in pubs etc.

but thought that it may have been a possibility early on in the evening.

We do not intend to eat in the pubs as we have identified some restaurants already

from our visit two years ago, so the drink with a meal does not really apply.

May just have a swift one late in the evening after the others have got back safely to the B & B

thanks again...................Matt

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5. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

Wetherspoons normally have a family section there's one on Rose Street jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-standing-o…

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6. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

goanjock.

Thanks for that. I am in a B & B about 15 mins north of there.

Matt

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7. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

No worries enjoy the pint Matt ;-) (you can also get a pint of real ale and a burger and chips for about £5.99 so you can have the pint and your teenager the burger........I know I'm a tight Jock haha ;-) )

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8. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

you will have to be out of Wetherspoons by 6pm, we went for a meal at 7pm with our then 18 year old daughter who did not even want a drink as she was our driver for the night, but they would not have her in because she looks younger and unfortunatley did not have any ID on her

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9. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

This is from the Wetherspoons website

We welcome children in our pubs, until a set time each evening. This time is set at a local level, by the pub and its licence, so will vary from pub to pub; that said, it will usually be during 5–9pm.

To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you contact the pub directly, before visiting, to check when children must leave.

Children must be accompanied by a person aged 18 years or over. For their own safety, children must be supervised at all times. If any adult with children wishes to consume alcohol, then we request that all members of the party order a meal (babies and toddlers excepted).

Children are not permitted to order or consume alcohol or to play on gaming machines.

So it does look like you have to contact each individual pub to double check.

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10. Re: Edinburgh, Real Ale Pubs.......but with a teenager in tow

goanjock

Thanks again, will do as you suggest.

Matt