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The Golf Tavern

You don’t have to appreciate the thwack of a nine-iron or the loft of a sand wedge to drink in The Golf Tavern. Despite what its name might suggest, this Edinburgh institution is a popular haunt with local residents and tourists alike, many of whom have never lifted a club in their life. Situated on the edge of Bruntsfield links, the tavern doubles as a bar and restaurant, with an extensive drinks list accompanied by a food menu that’s stocked with mouth-watering dishes. One of Scotland’s oldest establishments, The Golf Tavern has recently been refurbished to the highest standards. Stained glass, exposed stonework and ornate iron window bars exude an air of grandeur, but for all its sophistication, the tavern isn’t a pretentious kind of place. Dressing up for dinner will not be required (though there’s nothing stopping you from looking out your finest threads should you get the urge). Whisky is a speciality at the bar, with a selection of superior malts complemented by 15 excellent gins. Major sporting events are shown on the big screen, while a set menu allows diners to enjoy two courses plus a round of pitch and putt on the links course that abuts the historic Golf Tavern.

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30-31 Wright’s Houses
EH10 4HR

0131 221 5221



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Old victorian pub which has retained a lot of the original features. limited menu, but I'd much rather that than leaf through 10 pages whilst my beer goes flat. Food was very good and glad to see smaller portions are offered to those who can't manage a full one. We had the fish and chips and found it excellent, served with garden peas (Why not mushy?) lemon and fresh tartare sauce on a wooden platter. We then had sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and a small jug of toffee sauce. We were well looked after and as is the case with most eateries, it's the staff that can make an ordinary visit something special and leave you wanting to return in the future. A glass had been dropped in the main bar area and had not been cleared up, but in saying that, you couldn't swing a cat in the place.

- Darren M - 11-04-2018

Great little place for a drink. Cozy atmosphere, on the darker side. Friendly staff, student friendly prices for the most part.

- Alasdair Nicoll - 18-05-2016