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 Tron Ceilidh House, Royal Mile, Edinburgh


Tron Ceilidh House
9 Hunter Sq

Tel: 0131 226 0931
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About the Pub
  It's a scream! as can be seen from the sign. The Tron is perfectly located just off the Royal Mile on Hunter Square. It serves the usual keg beers and lagers and appeals to the throngs of visitors to Edinburgh. The bar is quite small, but as in most bars in this area - very deceptive. A narrow staircase which leads downstairs to the toilets surprisingly opens up into a large basement bar with partitioned wooden booths. Not only that, another staircase leads to a lower level which is used for live music or function evenings. One worth investigating especially in the evenings when it livens up.
Linda - Dec 2001
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Horrible staff
Last day of Freshers Sunday 18th September 2011, Girl at bar thinks my ID is fake and proceeds to embarrass me infront of a que of other drinkers. Its my job to ask for ID ,etc, etc., power mad, dirty looks. She was just horrible because she could be and ruined my night, I went home soon afterwards. I mean I was on my last night out! She was just awful an absolute cow! Yes some people do have fake IDs bt my god mine was real just do your job and pour the damn drink is it that hard? Try a smile all you have to do is pour drinks! Its okay for you to insult a customer replying in a serious tone Oh iv never seen this ID before.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Grumpy manager
Was out with a few pals and went to the bar and ordered a round for everyone. after the manager had poured a couple of drink a friend came up and said he wanted a coke mixer instead of a lemonade one. As she hadn't made this drink I didn't see the problem and asked if she could make this change. her reaction was to look at me asif i'd poured the drink over her head and said do you want to make up you mind in a aggresive tone. To which I replied im sorry but i dont like your tone.........if your not happy with my tone you and friends can leave!. Which is what we all did leaving 5 poured drinks which she had poured at the bar. Leaving for a gret night with no managers on a power trip coz they have a walkie talkie strapped to her 40 inch waist.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Don't Do It
Got short-changed there. Knew it had happened instantly, but barman refused to correct it or even discuss the matter. My advice would be DON'T GO!!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

Obnoxious people moan too much
I visited the comedy club on a number of occassions, and always appreciated how friendly comedy club staff were. On one visit, the comedy manager went out of her way to provide my friend (who was on crutches) with a decent seat. The comedy was great and we were really enjoying ourselves until a rowdy group started talking loudly, ruining the show for everyone else (and at £10 a ticket, you want to hear the comedians, not the drunk, rude idiots). It was only the comedy manager who had the nerve to approach the rowdy bunch who was ruining it for everyone and asked them to be quiet. Perhaps, as mentioned below, it is how YOU act that determines how you are treated.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Rating: rosettes

The management is a disgrace
I have been here twice and on both occassions the Comedy Manager (as she calls herself, though she seems to act more like a fun monitor) was rude and aggressive. I agree that some of the staff are shocking. And the posts on here from them say it all.

You work in the service industry, where you have every right to be treated with respect, but when you display attitudes, as you do on posts here (Get over it shows the problem rather well) and in the bar, its little wonder you annoy so many people. Believe it or not, most people go to pubs to have a good time, they don't set out with the determination to upset you. Perhaps you should consider other jobs more suited to your personalities.

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone until the staff learn to be more courteous.

That said, if you do decide to go there, don't set fire to plastic glasses. The staff here already have contempt for their customers, you don't need to give them reasons to think you're a muppet.
Monday, August 7, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Bar Staff
Get Over It
Staff react to customers. If you walk in off the street and act rudely, staff will react rudely back. Why not? Why should rude people be tolerated? If however you are polite and reasonable you will be treated thus. It is very simple. We would not walk into your work and give you a hard time. Don't do it to us.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Absolute shengus!
I've never felt so intimidated in a pub where the so-called 'management' staff have been so rude! Can't they employ TRAINED staff? I certainly won't be visiting this venue again.

This gets a big ZERO!
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Great Pub, Rubbish Staff
Have never had to deal with such a rude member of staff.
Fortunatly the great surroundings and fun quiz made up for it.
Monday, January 23, 2006
Rating: rosettes

someone who used logic
do not be rude to staff as they only work under management instructions and follow a protocol which is normally well thought out and often rests on a fine line between customer satisfaction and staff health and safety,and do not be stupid enough to start an arguement when the establishment is known to employ bouncers-even if they are well mannered and polite like in this case--the best way is by not getting drunk enough to forget they greeted you on the door-unless you have reached a state where no bouncer looks big enough and no bar staff looks worthy of respect
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Sambuka or Sambuca?
1. What an affair. If the gentleman in question was so keen on lighting his sambuca* and considers himself an expert on the manner in which it is served should he not be able to spell it?

2. I think this point has been made before however i think it deserves repetition. Why on earth did the gentleman ( and i use the term loosely) not notice the glasses were plastic? Perhaps it could be considered that since he did not, he should accept the consequences. As such should he not also be made accountable for the cost of replacing the glasses?
Friday, July 29, 2005
Rating: rosettes

reply to the drunk
This is just a reply to the guy that burnt his hand on the plastic shot glass. Maybe if he wasn't so drunk he would have noticed that the shot glass was made from plastic. This customer then argued aggressively with two staff members and was asked to leave he then decided to pick up a glass bottle with the intention of hitting us with it. Now would anyone in there right mind want these type of people in their pub.
Friday, July 29, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

You see the thing is, if you ask for things with grace and manners, you receive what you want with equal grace and manners. If you are rude and obnoxious, why should you be treated with dignity? The customer is not always right. Case point.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Terrible service
I was in there last weekend for a night out with my fiancée, celebrating her birthday. after a few drinks I decided to order a round of Sambuka, of course the first thing everyone did when the Sambuka was delivered was to light it up, none of us had realised the staff had served it in PLASTIC GLASSES!!! one of the girls burned her hand pretty severely on the molten plastic.

I decided to go up to the bar and make a complaint, when I did, the reception I got was disgusting... I spoke to an Australian girl who blamed me for 'being so stupid' When I asked for a replacement drink in proper Sambuka glasses [ which was the least they could offer in this situation ] she threatened me with being thrown out, I replied don't be so ridiculous and she proceeded to radio to the bouncers who then removed me from the venue, I was disgusted, my fiancée followed me out, and the Australian girl stood there behind the bouncers looking all smug, like she was on some sort of power trip.

I am appalled by this and I wouldn't recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a quality night out, or even a cheap one for that matter!
Monday, July 25, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

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Tel: 0131 226 0931
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