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Thursday 20 December 2012
Edinburgh pub: The Kenilworth
Irvine Welsh wrote about Rose Street. As a tourist, you would think that a traditional pub wouldn't be too hard to find. Not with a small child in tow. We were refused entry to one because Sylvia was too young, and didn't even try a few others in Rose Street.
The Kenilworth beckoned us with a vegetarian-friendly menu, traditional Christmas decorations and the children's menu. It is named after a Walter Scott novel, was originally built as a house in 1789, and converted to a pub in 1904. (Check out the photos on Undiscovered Scotland as well as more history.)
the Scottish Cafe with a superb view of all the icy fun outside. (We highly recommend the rocky road, the hot chocolate and the loose leaf herbal tea.) Not the day we had planned, but not a bad one either!
152-154 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Tel: 0131 226 1773