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 Milnes Bar, Rose Street, Edinburgh


Milnes Bar
35 Hanover St

Tel: 0131 225 6738
See Map

Guest Ales * Wine Selection * Bar Food
Town/City Pubs * Wooden Beams

About the Pub
  A very large bar on the corner of Hanover Street and Rose Street, Milne's Bar has a main bar with stone floors which can be entered down a flight of stairs from Hanover St. To the rear of the main bar are steps down to a dining area where food is available from lunchtime until evening. This room has an entrance from Rose St where seats are set outside for people watching on good weather days. There is a good selection of wines, whiskies and cask ales on offer.
Linda - Oct 2001
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Marguerita Bryan
Best fish and chip sharing platter
Last Friday my daughter and I made a day trip to Edinburgh to meet up with my sister in law from Livingston.
After walking the Royal Mile we decided to have lunch before hitting the shops, so we all had a Tennants lager to quench our thirst and decided to share the fish and chip platter.
Delicious choice - white fish (I hate any shade of grey fish) scampi, sausage bites, onion rings and chips. Served with small bowls of ketchup, mayo, mushy peas and tartare sauce.
Pleased I didn't read any reviews before heading up there.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Rating: rosettes

Craig Waites
Not Impressed
The sign outside says biggest & best fish & chips. Imagine my dissapointment when I was served grey fish. Not Cod or Haddock but a totally tasteless fish that I could not even identify & not would I want to. Tourists must wonder what all the fuss is about if this is what they are served.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rating: No rosettes

Brian Denoon
Names of Poets
It must be well over a decade ago that I first drew attention to the management that the names of Norman MacCaig and Hugh MacDiarmid are misspelled on the elaborate notice you have outside your entrance. Nothing was done about it, nor on a subsequent occasion I drew attention to it. It really looks bad in our Capital City and does your business no favours..
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Paul F Cockburn
Given the fuss they make of the bar's literary history, you'd think they'd at least spell Hugh MacDiarmid's and Norman MacCaig's names correctly on the signage. Clearly don't care that much about literature, as long as it helps bring in the punters.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Martina Kilgarriff
Cold Food
Four of us called into this pub for a drink and the menu looked very tempting so we decided to order. 2 of us complained about the food being cold, we were ignored and no attempt was made to rectify the situation. Wouldnt reccomend as there are plenty of other eateries in the vacinity. Wouldnt go back!!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Kate Thomson
4 of us had lunch today in your pub and the food was poor and so was the service. The bar was unattended and we waited some time to be served both at the bar and the table. 3 of us ate salmon with noodles and it was very dry and tastless. We had visited twice before and on these occasions found our food and service excellent. Very disappointing today especially as we had brought friends with us.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Great Time
Was there on staurday night with 6 friends, what a scream we had, the staff where great and the music was cheesy fun, i have not had such a good night out in ages. Would defo go back again, and would defo say to all those reading give it a try and dont pay attention to the negative reviews on here.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Standard city centre T & J Bernard dive, bad beer, dirty, smells of wee, lousy food and no atmosphere - head for Thistle Street or the Guildford/Cafe Royal and give this one a miss.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Todd Law
past its best
Me and my friends used to visit this bar regularly and it was a great bar. However, recently it has steadily gone downhill. The toilets are disgusting and the gents are always flooded. The ketchup is left on the tables well after food has stopped being served. On my most recent visit the beer served was out of date and the fridge was not working thus the beer was therefore warm. There was no apology from the bar staff. Milnes would be a fantastic pub if refurbished, cleaned and managed properly.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Hank Roberts
Arriving in edinburgh after a long journey from the USA we came upon this quant bar in Rose Street, I have to say we all had very good experiance the food was excellent and the staff extremly helpful. I have to say a big thank you to Lisa who made our experiance very enjoyable.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Rating: rosettes

what a great pub!
Dear sirs,
After a particularly enjoyable experience in the U.K we feel we must comment on the exeptional service we received in Milnes Bar. the food was enjoyable but the staff made our visit all the more special, We did not expect to recieve such good service in a pub atmosphere. Thanks very much for getting the information about the bus tours, we didn't expect it!!!!
From a happy customer.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Rating: rosettes

re Kenny 10/03/06
As the duty manager on that occasion, I feel these circumstances were outwith my control. I understand it was not ideal, but to cut that particular speaker off would have resulted in the entire pub being silenced. I tried to help by suggesting you move to another table which was readily availible. The lanuage which followed was offensive and unjustified. I feel it is unfair to judge an entire pub on the basis of one speaker breaking down. The other customers on that occasion (even the ones at the next table) commented that they had a very enjoyable experience and didn't ask for a full refund on all their drinks that night. I hope that the opinion of of one abusive customer will not influence the bar as a whole. Anyone that's been here regularly will know that this is a pub that people will return to.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Seen better days
Now that it's smoke free the underlying smells may overwhelm you - especially the BO from the bar staff! The ladies toilets had no loo roll and the whole place looks dirty. Very much in need of redecoration. Will not rush back.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

On my last visit to this pub I was very impressed with the extremely convivial atmosphere, the selection of meals and the available beers. The bars staff were both friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit for anyone doing the pubs of Edinburgh
Thursday, April 6, 2006
Rating: rosettes

terrible music system and management attitude
the speakers cut in and out every few minutes, making conversation irritating. I complained to the manager whose attitude was 'it's a technical fault, move seats'.

I won't return and will advise my friends and colleagues of this attitude.

ps. the pub was empty at 11.30 pm on a Friday. No wonder
Friday, March 10, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

rob Darbyshire
A true Scottish welcome!
Staff really friendly, beer excellent!
Wonderful fellow guests....particularly beautiful yound lady in wheelchair...........stunning afternoon.....Thank you!
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Rating: rosettes

david alexander
verry good pub
good pub with exelent staff
Sunday, December 4, 2005
Rating: rosettes

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Milnes Bar
35 Hanover St

Tel: 0131 225 6738
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