- Telephone 0131 661 8198
- Bar open Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm.
Relaxed dog and straight-friendly gay pub with hearty, reasonably-priced food
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.
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.
Text supplied by third party.
- 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
Reviews & features
Student Guide 2016: LGBT – out and about23 Sep 2016
Explore Glasgow and Edinburgh's thriving LGBTQIA+ scene
Heading off to university is both exciting and a little scary, and even more so if you identify as LGBTQIA+. On the one hand, you're moving to a new place and leaving old support networks behind, but on the other hand, you get to decide who you are, on…