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 Bennets Bar, Tollcross, Edinburgh

 

Bennets Bar
8 Leven St
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 9LG

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 0131 229 5143
See Map

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About the Pub
  Although no longer privately owned and now under the direct control of Scottish & Newcastle, this remains one of the finest pubs on the planet. They have two cask ales and in excess of a hundred malt whiskies. The beer has changed from earlier times, but is still very fairly priced and the decor of this magnificent Victorian bar has remained intact - the entire bar is listed. The fine exterior which features superb leaded glass is matched inside with a veritable cornucopia of architectural delights (and I am writing this sober). The lovely long bar with its original tiered and alcoved gantry housing the whisky collection, has a wee snug bar at the end beside the door, separated by a wooden and leaded glass panel. This was a common feature in Scottish bars where women, or men who didn't want to seen, could be served in some privacy. The bar retains original working brass water taps and on the gantry is a brass gas cigarette lighter that used to be fitted beside the snug. Opposite the bar there is a series of mirrors surrounded by decorated tiles and carved wooden pillars behind fitted seats. The small tables are replacements of earlier ones with glass covered maps on their tops. Food is available from 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 8pm featuring pies and roast meats, chicken and pasta at reasonable prices. Bennet's attracts a totally mixed crowd of suits and students, shoppers and scribes, male and female and a regular influx at intervals from the King's Theatre next door. Through the back is another bar named the Green Room, and the corridor through to it has an interesting recent mural. The amenities are fine with a step up to the ladies. Wonderful timeless atmosphere.
Stuart McHardy - Edinburgh and Leith Pub Guide - 2000
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Derek
Working mans pub
An Old fashion pub where you go to get Merry
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Rating: rosettes

Billy Brown
A bit Dated
A bit dated It looks like an Old Mans Pub
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Dave oconner
tight fit
Oh it was you Sam
i had a sore bum for weeks and lost me wig and couldn't go back on the rigs for weeks
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Sam Booth
A Smashing Pub
Great Pub i lost my virginity in the toilet with a sexy blond
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mick
nice old pub
Very nice old fashioned pub that you should definetly visit in Edinburgh...nice helpful staff also.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Desirée
Just the most friendly pub I visit on my holiday.
Thank´s for that!!
Thursday, July 1, 2004
Rating: rosettes

 
 
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Bennets Bar
8 Leven St
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3 9LG

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 0131 229 5143
See Map

 



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