The Blue Goose Country Pub

The Blue Goose Country Pub
27 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1TG
  • Telephone 0131 629 4143
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–1am
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–3pm, 6–9pm (restaurant); noon–8pm (bar)
  • Average price £9.50 (Mon–Fri noon–6pm); £16 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

Although strictly speaking not in the countryside, the Blue Goose Country Pub, with its large comfy armchairs and roaring stove fireplace, could easily trick diners into thinking their surroundings are more scenic than just off the Lanark Road. However, the pub seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis. In some ways the pub resembles a Chinese restaurant with scattered Oriental memorabilia, yet bizarrely the only deviation the menu takes from standard British pub fare is a Spanish tapas section. Dishes on offer are pleasant, but don’t show a great deal of culinary flair. Though the food can be somewhat underwhelming, the Blue Goose Country Pub makes for a pleasurable drinking spot with a quirky yet relaxed vibe.

  • High point: Nice views from the outside seating area
  • Low point: Aspects of the interior tired
  • Private dining: Up to 54 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mix of 60's right through to contemporary
  • Live entertainment: Bands on Sundays
  • Capacity: 54 (and 40 in Bar)
  • Largest group: 250
  • Open since: November 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle