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The Regent Bar

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Friendly gay pub

The Regent Bar is well worth a visit. Just a few minutes from the city centre but a pub more for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Rainbow bunting

Good beer, friendly staff and lively decor! Lots of seating areas and food being served to other... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Marilyn S
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
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“city centre”(4 reviews)
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2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DL, Scotland
+44 131 661 8198
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Regent Bar is well worth a visit. Just a few minutes from the city centre but a pub more for locals than tourists. Really friendly crowd, nice range of beers and whiskeys and good, honest Scottish pub food.

Thank ChristopherN59
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Good beer, friendly staff and lively decor! Lots of seating areas and food being served to other customers looked appetising.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Great neiborhood bar. Everyone is friendly. Only problem is sometimes it gets crowded so there is no place to sit. However yosu should wait as it is definitely worth the wait. Highly recommend and went many times during my stay.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here recently on the way home after seeing a few shows with friends. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Didn’t have any food on this occasion but when I have it’s alwats been good. Love the board games they have on offer too - so will...More

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This colorful pub with flowers baskets outside caught our eye after a busy day of walking around the city. Inside there were comfortable chairs and cool decor, lots of beers on tap. Very relaxed and friendly LGBT bar.

Thank TrotFox
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Looks a bit room down from outside, but the food and staff were great. There were 4 of us and a dog, we were made to feel very welcome, 1 is a vegan, 1 a veggie the food variety was great and the quality was...More

Thank TheBeers80
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place, very welcoming. Lots of variety of ales, lovely simple foods very reasonably priced and great bar snacks. The chocolate wine is ace!!

1  Thank Running001
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Walking back to my hotel, and opting not to step inside some rough looking pubs along Easter Road, I decided to give this one a try. It looks so much more inviting from the outside than than most others in the area. I discovered inside...More

1  Thank BonnieRed850
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We called in for some beers and although a bit pricey at £4.30 a pint, was a good atmosphere and service was prompt. Lots of people eating and many bar snacks for £2.00 such as scotch pies and pasties.

1  Thank colin1957
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Lgbt friendly, sweet bartender and server, chill vibes. Very nice drink recommendations and the best part for us was the food. We could easily come here every night, it was such a comfortable and cosy space!

Thank ShalomAlexandra
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26 February 2018|
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Response from Alan N | Property representative |
Hello Roberta, we used to host an LGBT fundraising quiz once a month but we have new neighbours in the apartment above the pub and they complained so much about the noise that we had to cancel our events.
3 January 2017|
Response from Gary_the_scarf | Reviewed this property |
The pub opens at 12:30 on a Sunday, there are vegan options.