The Abbotsford at Edinburgh
The Abbotsford at Edinburgh, 3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR have now been awarded the prestigious Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs 2020. Over the last twelve months we have evaluated customer feedback and this Gastro Pub has demonstrated exceptional levels of food quality, service and value when compared to our industry benchmarks in their category.
In recognition of this achievement they have been duly awarded the 2020 Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs.
The Abbotsford is Edinburgh’s best preserved elaborately designed and ornamented bar to have survived from the ‘Golden Age’ of Scottish pub design.
The Abbotsford was named after Scottish historical novelist Sir Walter Scott’s baronial mansion in Roxburghshire. Originally the Abbotsford Arms (1887) stood on the site. In 1902 the original bar was demolished and Jenner’s & Co who were making additions to their store commissioned famed Pub & Brewery architect P.L. Henderson to design the new Abbotsford Bar.
This outstanding example of Edwardian Pub Design features a Classic Island Bar carved from Spanish Mahogany and elegant Jacobean Ceiling. Pubs like this were built during the height of the temperance movement: their opulent character was in marked contrast to the dark and dingy bars of Edinburgh past where the ceilings were often not beyond the reach of a mans arm. Without the pressure of the ‘anti‑drink lobby’ it seems probable that publicans would not have spent the vast sums of money needed to build this pub which remains today one of the few elaborately designed and ornamented bars to have survived from the ‘Golden Age’ of Scottish Pub Design.
We hope that The Abbotsford exceeds your expectations of friendly professional service and that you enjoy our new Ales, Wine and Dining Experience.
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The Abbotsford at Edinburgh, 3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh
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- Proud to be a big part of this team. Myself, mum and all...8th October 2019 - 10:37 am by Toni
- Went here for the first time for my birthday last nigth....30th August 2019 - 11:12 am by Sarah Ball
- Excellent choice!3rd January 2019 - 8:54 am by Hilary Woodward
- Over the last twelve months we have evaluated customer feedback...17th December 2017 - 6:40 am by Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs