Guildford Arms

Edinburgh & The Lothians - Edinburgh

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: B

1 West Register St.
Edinburgh
EH2 2AA

Tel: (0131) 556 4312

Email: guildfordarms@dmstewart.com

Website http://www.guildfordarms.com

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Edinburgh Waverley

Station Distance: 180m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Edinburgh Waverley) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Most of the grand interior dates from the 1896 opening and is a fine example of Victorian rococo - best viewed from the gallery above the main bar. The deep-etched windows are still largely intact as is the revolving door. The ornate island counter is, though, a 1970 replacement.

Designed by Robert MacFarlane Cameron and opened in 1896 and has a grand interior with ornate colourfully painted plasterwork and very elaborate Jacobean painted ceilings with spectacular cornices and friezes, a fine example of Victorian Rococo. The splendid panelled interior is best viewed from the gallery bar/ dining room above the main bar. Most of the deep etched and frosted 'Guildford Arms' windows are still intact and there is a revolving door. The ornate island counter is a 1970 replacement for the bar against the back wall.

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