The Regent

The Regent
2 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DL
  • Telephone 0131 661 8198
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm.
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The Regent Bar

Relaxed dog and straight-friendly gay pub with hearty, reasonably-priced food

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Traditionally a gay pub, the Regent is welcoming to all (except children under five), including dogs. Friendly and unpretentious, it’s the kind of place where you could strike up a conversation with a complete stranger or equally sit happily alone with a book and a pint. Drinks are as down-to-earth as the surroundings, with a choice of eight house wines and a couple of guest ales always on tap. The food, made fresh at sister café Nom de Plume, covers all your comfort needs with things like stovies, fish pie and macaroni cheese, all of which are done well without without deep-frying a thing. Fancy something different? There’s also a decent list of more adventurous specials. Portions are large but if you still have room the sticky toffee pud is recommended.

The List's rating






Megan Welford visited The Regent on 3 May 2018
  • High point: Covers all your pub needs without fuss
  • Low point: The back room could do with a freshen-up
  • Notable dish: Stovies
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)

Edinburgh's gay real ale pub. Relaxed and comfortable, The Regent is not the archetypal gay bar. It has been voted Edinburgh Pub Of The Year in both 2008 & 2010 by the Campaign for Real Ale. Food is available all day until 10pm and dogs are welcome, though unfortunately due to the alcohol license, children under 5 years are not allowed.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Gentle rock and indie
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2003
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £13.50 per bottle

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