The Guildford Arms

1 W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, UK


First up, it's beautiful – everything you’ve heard about the ceiling, the gleaming dark wood and the brass that twinkles in the gentle Edinburgh light is true. But pubs don’t stay open for well over a hundred years just because they’re pretty. Perhaps the fact that the Guildford’s social media pages feature picture after picture of its guest ales, rather than its gleaming gantry, is the key to its success. Beer is a serious business here, with a continuously changing range of cask and craft ales and beers gracing the taps. And while there are some familiar faces, there’s always something new to discover – whether it’s a new brewer or a single cask of something special. The food is resolutely Scottish and perhaps a little dated, but everything’s prepared on the premises and service is swift and helpful. Kudos to a grand old lady.

About this place


West Register Street



Hours of Operation

monday 11:00-23:00

tuesday 11:00-23:00

wednesday 11:00-23:00

thursday 11:00-23:00

friday 11:00-23:00

saturday 11:00-00:00

sunday 11:00-00:00



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