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Welcome to The Kenilworth

You will find The Kenilworth in Rose Street Edinburgh within a short stroll of Princes Street, George Street and Castle Street - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

The Kenilworth and its vicinity have a long and interesting history. The present pub replaces an earlier one designed in 1893 by a wine and spirit merchant. It was converted in 1904 and takes its name from a novel by Sir Walter Scott, whose portrait hangs outside. Thistle Street and Rose Street were built originally for the artisans of the New Town.

One of a kind

The Kenilworth is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Famous for being a Victorian pub with an allegiance to Sir Walter Scott

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Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday to Saturday 10:00-01:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00