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Colinton inn

4.9
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52 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
The Colinton Inn – Welcoming You Back

reopening & what to expect………..

We are obliged to make you aware that due to the layout of our premises, there maybe less than 2m between some of our tables.

Book a 2 hour table slot – min 2 persons / max 4 persons per table
(booking fee of 50p will be added to your order)

Wait to be seated on arrival
Respect other guests spaces, do not move tables together.
Ensure your group complies with our social distancing & the latest guidelines from the Scottish Government

Contactless payment preferred

Food Availability
Meat & cheese platters available on a pre-order basis only.
Meat & Cheese £24
Cheese £14
Please place your order at time of booking

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 52 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarionB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and very friendly staff.
Sharing Board - great value for money.
Will continue to visit often.

DF
DomFA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Was having a drink with my son before he went off to Uni. We had a great time and though it is strange in these strange times the service was brilliant .

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MartynS
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Lovely pint or two with a friend in the beer garden.

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KieranR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Stuart is a god. Colly inn legend! I’d definitely say so

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IanH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't have food but lovely atmosphere & friendly staff.

PC
PaulC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always it’s such a great place with friendly staff

DB
vipDavidB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Absolutely fadabedozy and fatabulosa and .........

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vipgillers
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We only attended for drinks but the food that others were eating looked very appetising. The staff were friendly and dealt well with the restrictions via distancing and recording information for covid purposes.
Well run local pub.

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Spoonfree
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pub that has improved immeasurably with new management who are very welcoming and exhibit a real interest in ensuring everyone is happy. Excellent real ales available in perfect condition.

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CRR01
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and a large amount of space inside or outside

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PamW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased to have this local gem back in action. Look forwrad to many more Spylaw experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked very late due to a lack of food in the hotel we were staying in. Exceptionally warm welcome and it seemed that nothing was too much trouble. These are the sort of people that keep the licensed trade alive and kicking in this country!

MM
MissyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We only went for a drink. On arrival we were asked if we could go downstairs. It was really cold down there as the patio door was open. This spoilt the evening as it was just too cold. We didn’t complain as they were busy upstairs so there was no other option. Perhaps this could be an option on the booking form. Notwithstanding the staff were very attentive.

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BrianK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Good food and service but loud and no social distancing, so uneasy feeling whilst there.

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DianeM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Colinton inn and won’t be the last . The friendly service was excellent Craig Was so attentive and made us feel so welcome. We ordered meat cheese platter omg amazing so much and so fresh . Great place wish I stayed at this end of town as would make it my local but will defo make the journey to go back . Well done Craig

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EdinburghBaker
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great pub,

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CATHERINM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous local pub with lovely beer garden area , great service and lovely meat and cheese platters at very affordable prices .
Can’t recommend this place enough

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Billyfash
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so welcoming and cheerful. The Colinton Inn is a very cosy village pub situated in the charming village of Colinton.

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CRR01
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great value and great service. Great experience despite social distancing

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MaggieT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colinton Inn is a delightful pub, full of character and charm. It has been tastefully refurbished and has a fresh, open ambience. We sat on the terrace, which was leafy and surrounded in flowers. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. They made time to chat and to give us great advice about places to visit locally. The other customers were also very friendly, making it a very welcoming and warm experience. The ales and wine were delicious. We made a point of returning, as it was a very lovely to sit and relax with our labrador, in the evening Edinburgh sun.

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SheilaP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't order food on this occasion but survey needed a response.

MS
MartynS
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brilliant pint of Guinness enjoyed in a sunny beer garden

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robertb
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sunny day. Service was spot on place was so clean and fresh as well!

RH
RaeH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had drinks. Excellent service and guidelines in place. Will def be back

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Dunc
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pub, very friendly staff, good ambiance. Well kept beer and good selection of gin. Food currently limited to sharing platters; the sharing platter of cold meat and cheese makes a decent lunch for four people.

MM
MaureenM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owners, Craig and Amy, along with all their staff are always so friendly and welcoming. They have transformed the Colinton Inn and created a wonderfully warm and friendly welcome every time you go. Great to have them back. They deserve every success in the world.

EB
EdinburghBaker
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great asset to Colinton. Great staff and a really good selection well kept of beers and spirits.

PC
PaulC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic bit outside at the back. Everyone friendly as usual

JI
JayI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experiance

Tables sticky

No social distancing people joining tables.

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AndyM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great few hours in what is uncertain times....team welcomed us and worked tirelessly to ensure all was good ....very safe and friendly atmosphere....well done everyone see you all soon

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exceptional staff who made our evening very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and will be returning very soon.

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GillC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our local and it was so good to be back. Great ambience, cheery and helpful staff and the best ever meat and cheese board. What more could you ask for?

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Julie
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic village pub. Friendly staff always willing to go the extra mile. Would definitely recommend

CK
CameronK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service, nice atmosphere, will definitely return

JD
JacquiD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE the beer garden. Its great that Scotland has pubs with outdoor seating .... felt so grown up to finally get out for a G&T in the village ! Thank you Craig & Amy

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese platters are lovely and the nachos are delicious. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely terrific! I first visited the pub during the half lockdown, where only beer gardens were open due to the COVID-19. It hosts a two tier beer garden and charismatic, friendly bar staff. I can't wait to return now the restrictions are slowly lifting.

5/5

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Colinton Inn serves a cold platter of cheeses and cold cuts which is very popular and perfect for a light supper. For my wife and I it is our local and, under current management it has deservedly grown in popularity over the last year or so.
It has a lovely friendly atmosphere with a good range of real ales, gins and malts and is dog friendly.
It is well worth a visit if you want a relaxing time and everyone will make you feel very welcome.

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keni
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon in the Colinton inn beer garden nice setting and great service 2nd time since it reopened highly reccomended

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AndyJ
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of fantastic. Service & general hospitality 100%

FAQs

Colinton inn is rated 4.9 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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