#247: Waterloo Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

Waterloo Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (exterior)

The Waterloo Bar is an unexpected charmer, just a small pub with lovely woodwork, very down-to-earth. It’s a bit of a time-warp too with two old-school cathode ray TVs and last orders 9pm (on a Tuesday)! Annexed at least partially by the entrance to the Hong Fu Noodle Bar upstairs, it seems that the pub is run by the same folk.

On our visit, at around 845 on a Tuesday night, it was pretty quiet. There were two older guys who looked like regulars (perhaps they came with the deeds) and a few randoms. The bar lady seemed friendly, happily chatting away to one of the randoms at the bar, but was keen to close up soon after last orders.

The Bar

Waterloo Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

All kegs: McEwans 80/-, John Smith, Kronenbourg 1664, Fosters, Guinness, Strongbow.

It was £11.40 for 3 pints and an Irn Bru. Guessing at £1.50 for the Irn Bru, that’s around £3.30 per pint, maximum £3.50 probably.

Food

There was a small menu of toasties for £2.80 a pop.

Amenities

I think there’s outdoor seating on the street, you can just see a couple of stanchions/bollards for the cordon in the doorway in the picture at the top of the page.

Castle View

Nope, close though.

Links

Nothing.

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2 responses to “#247: Waterloo Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

  1. By the way, the Amber Rose finally reopened yesterday after the fire last year. 5 real ales. Did you cover it before it shut?

    • Yeah, we did it on Tuesday on their “dry run” night, got a free pint out of it too! That will in no way affect our judgement. Ahem.

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