ha ha glad someone agrees with me so wholeheartedly!
25 Main Street, Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 5BZ
30 reviews of Standing Order in English
Loving this pub!
First of all: it´s huge! If you want to go out with more than only 2 friends, you often do have problems finding a place in Edinburgh. That´s where The Standing Order scores! Due to its size, you can are very likely to find some space.
I also love the atmosphere <3
The food is not only extremely cheap, it is also really good!
I guess I have eaten the simple steak with chips more than 10 times in 3 months...
I can hardly recommend the breakfast for 2.99 Pounds!
Conclusion: Best value for money in town!
Some say, and with good reason, that once you’ve been to one Wetherspoons, you’ve been to them all. The same menu, the same drinks offers, the same threadbare carpets and so on. Perhaps it’s only after frequenting several that you can realistically come to prefer one over the other, just as somebody who has never been a whisky drinker might never tell the difference between an Islay single malt and a Bell’s, whilst a seasoned whisky taster might detect the subtle overtones of peat and barley in the former that are absent in the latter.
But I for one have spent enough time in budget drinking establishments to become something of a Wetherspoons connoisseur. I can vouch for this particular one to be entirely passable; the décor is rather lovely, just what you might come to expect from George Street. The building itself is suitably impressive, having once been a large bank. The staff are really cool, and the drinks aren’t (too) watered down.
Oh, and it’s dirt cheap.
could not agree more! they get the punters in by being cheap in every sense of the word apart from the location and building's grandeur!
There is no system at the bar and someone's always eyeing you up for what ever reason.. many many leather jackets..
dirty floor, toilets not clean, tables un-wiped etc.., staff mostly rushed off their feet, many punters waiting to be served.
this is the 'get 'm in' 'stack 'm high' kind of bar.. though if you are looking for a cheap pint..I'd suggest staying home with your mates and make a lot of noise .. you will still get more atmosphere than this place.. 1 star for the cheapness and location
Ok before I start, I have to say depends on what you're looking for in a bar and for me personally this is very far from it.
I'll start off by saying ok its in a very central location and its a huge bar so its not difficult to find somewhere to stand or sit and the building itself is a really gorgeous building and its pretty cheap for drinks.
Having said that, it needs some serious updating, you stick to the floor, its manky and needs some serious cleaning, the toilets are rough, its always full of bucks and hens or groups of guys looking for a fight, you can never hear music its just background white noise and there's no atmosphere whatsoever! It is a Wetherspoons and its about the same as all the other Wetherspoons - only bigger. They do food but its the chips and a burger sort of food and not of the best quality.
So if you're after cheap drinks and can't get in anywhere else, it's a good night out but otherwise there are about 972 bars in Edinburgh that are far better and far more worthy of your hard earned cash
A typical Weatherspoon bar. Very cheap, very central, and very busy. As others have mentioned, it is placed in a gorgeous Georgian house, so the architecture is stunning. Load of students make regular visits, so expect many young faces. Service is ok. It is the cheapest bar in the city where you can get a pint of beer for 2.50.
As other people have said, the building is gorgeous, but inside is quite dirty, as the bar is really busy and the staff have no time to get round and clear glasses and plates. Queue for the bar at the weekend is 3 deep. Cheap Wetherspoons prices and usual food menu. Probably a good place to visit for a few quick drinks on your way to somewhere else.
The building itself is beautiful, which I think helps attract punters. It's decent for a quick drink after shopping, but as for a night out, no. There is a lack of atmosphere, the wait at the bar is unreal, and I had my ID checked with a blacklight about 4 times, even just walking about. I'm all for IDing but don't make me feel like a criminal!
Typical Wetherspoons pub. Cheap enough drink, a cloud of smoke outside the doors and barely enough room to swing a cat (or even a kitten) despite its initial cavernous appearance.
Not my favourite pub in Edinburgh, but one for those times when you’re skint/desperate.
The Standing Order has got the potential to be a great pub, but the poor service, the stinking toilets and the carpets that stink of stale beer make it a place not to hang around in. It sells a great selection of real ales at a good price, but all the negative points overshadow this. I suggest a quick couple of pints of Deuchars at 99p a pint and then move on.
The Standing Order is right in the heart of Edinburgh in George Street. The building was formely a branch of the Bank of Scotland. Not a lot has been changed to the inside since its days as a bank – still have the same toilets downstairs!
Food and drink have to be the cheapest in the city centre but value is the only where I would say it comes up first against any of the other bars or restaurants in George Street.
Fine if you don’t want more than fed and watered, but if you are visiting Edinburgh I say that there are many many more places better than you should try first.
On the plus side the city is home to a lot of students and I’m sure a lot of them spend a lot of time (and money here)
The Standing order OFFICIALLY serves the cheapest pint in the city centre, which also makes it, unsurprisingly, one of THE most popular bars in the city.
Located in the former premises of a bank and its adjacent vault, the Standing Order is huge, but never roomy as it’s busy all day every day.
Food is cheap bog standard Wetherspoons fare and the beer & atmosphere can be summed up along the same lines.
Should be experienced at least once as it’s a fine place to people watch but due to the sheer number of patrons an awful meeting place.
Personally i’m not a huge fan of the Standing order.
It is a large pub based in the City Centre of Edinburgh on George Street, which serves cheap drink and food as all Wotherspoons does.
The atmosphere isn’t the best in the place, it is far too noisey, with people talking, but its more like shouting, as people are talking over each other as it is so noisy. The place is massive, with huge high ceilings, in a very old building.
Its not a bad place to meet up before a night out, but wouldn’t recommend it for a buzzing night out.
The service is very bad in the place.
Not the greatest pub, even though it is so popular.
THe Standing Order on George Street is one of those places that really didnt benefit from the smoking ban. Situated in an old bank this place looks flash from the outside, but stinks of stale beer and vomit soaked carpets inside.
As part of the Wetherspoons chain they have very cheap drinks offers, which attracts the worst type of clientale. No matter what time of day you go in there is always someone slumped against the bar! For somewhere so big you’d expect it to have a decent atmosphere, but in that they’re truely lacking too.
Drinks prices are cheap, but pints are watery, wine is nasty and warm and mixers lack fizz. The food is cheap and just about edible, but service is pretty poor and presentation non existant.
Benefits as much from being one of the few Wetherspoons in Edinburgh as much as it’s crippled.
A cheap retreat off Princes Street during the day, tucked off Rose Street from the overpriced food-forcing pubs.
A cheap excuse off George Street, it’s secondary entrance, on a Saturday night for pretenders to overpriced bars and night clubs to get well oiled before stumbling into more up market establishments.
The majority of the staff don’t really care too much about good service, more getting their jobs done although the floor managers always seem keen to impress.
One incident involved ducking into The Standing Order for a quick and cheap but seated lunch for my visiting parents and grandparents.
The Wetherspoons in Belfast is a sticky, cheap larger and alcopops affair for underagers, so for them the site of the wonderful ceiling, vault and bookshelves were unexpected.
However, after being served food we were one set of cutlery short and had to ask the same 'waiter’ twice for another set (as there were none beside the condiments) although his concentration was devoted to his mobile phone in between tables. Eventually were retrieved when asking an eventually unapologetic manager after going up to the bar, although as far as he knew we were just given 4 sets of cutlery and this was the first time we had asked.
On top of this my granny’s tiny milk jug was knocked over, thankfully in the middle of the table. Again the 'waiter’ picked back up the jug without an apology, nevermind a fresh serving, and returned to his phone.
I’m all for squeezing out as much skive as possible on a minimum wage job, but I’d never attempt it in front of even one customer!
In conclusion: not worth more than a quick few or a cheap retreat, but never going to be worthy of a memorable occasion.
The Standing Order, located on George Street in Edinburgh is a typical Weatherspoons pub. It was converted from an old bank which provides a bit of interest. The ceilings are high and there is some nice architecture. There is several different areas to sit and you will normally find a table, although you sometimes have to wait at peak times. There is a huge selection of drinks to choose from with some hard to beat promotions. The staff seem quite friendly. There is no music in this pub like most Weatherspoons pubs. There is a good atmosphere in Weatherspoons. It is a great place for a cheap night out or as somewhere to catch up with friends.
The perfect venue for a cheap, tasty lunch or dinner, or even just a quick drink with some friends. This is definitely one of the cheapest places to eat and drink in Edinburgh. The service is quick and friendly, children are welcome, and live comedy is offered during the Edinburgh Festival. The one criticism is that it can often be quite difficult to get a table, particularly at weekends, but it’s worth the wait. The menu offers typical “pub grub” and includes helpful allergy advice. The “club” deals on particular days are especially good value, although can sell out on occasion. Overall, thoroughly recommended!
cant beat the prices in here and on a saturday night usually very busy with groups always comming and going so you dont get bored with the vbiew.
can be too busy sometimes and the toi;lets leave a lot to be desired.
but cant have everything.
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