Pilgrim

Pilgrim
3 Robertsons Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1LY
  • Telephone 0131 557 3768
  • Opening times Daily: 4pm–1am.
  • Seasonal times During the Festival and Christmas: open until 3am. Opens half an hour before the earliest match on 6 Nations days.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 4pm–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 4pm–1am.
  • Average price £7 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.pilgrimbar.co.uk
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Pilgrim

Eccentric interiors, cheap booze, a midweek pub quiz and weekend DJ's gives Pilgrim a loyal student clientele.

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With a bar built from retro-style suitcases and a choice of old cinema chairs or sofas wrapped in denim jeans to lounge on, at first sight, Pilgrim’s sustainability ethos is on point. Whether or not their choice of local beers is a conscious effort to maintain their eco-friendly vision, their stock of Innis & Gunn and Williams Bros products shows off some of Scotland's best brews. However, Pilgrim’s offerings on the large are curated to keep their loyal student clientele happy; cheap spirits, wines and a very boozy Long Island Tea make a cheerful start to any night out. Hearty plates of mac 'n' cheese, cottage pie and nachos are guaranteed to fill hungry tums, but the absence of a chef means that if things are busy, the bar staff may have to close the kitchen early.

  • High point: A worthy Cowgate pub-crawl stop
  • Low point: The stunt videos on repeat get a little tedious
  • Notable dish: Chilli con carne

Welcome to the Capital’s first licensed premises specifically designed to create as small a carbon footprint as possible.

From the floor screed, reconstituted from the cement of demolished buildings, to the bar made with hundreds of discarded suitcases, or the walls clad from reclaimed pallets to the original 1930s cinema seating – nearly 98% of the environment at Pilgrim has been salvaged, recycled or upcycled.

Special care has been taken in creating a menu which not only represents good quality but good value too. The food prepared is wholesome, the drinks served are refreshing.

Every product is on the menu for a reason – there are no politics behind the decision to stock anything nor is there any pretense.

We stock it because we like it and we hope you like it too.

Major sporting occasions available across eight screens – including every game of the forthcoming six nations.

Large selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails.

Live music on Sundays from 7pm.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mixed music
  • Live entertainment: Music on Wed nights, Tue pub quiz, DJ's Fri–Sun.
  • Capacity: 212 standing, 90 seated.
  • Largest group: 150
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Amsterdam's Funnyshop

Catch Amsterdam's high-flying comics and special guests at the Funnyshop, a compilation of comedy, guaranteed to be wild, different line-ups every night. www.facebook.com/funnyshopcomedy

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:40

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:40

Wed 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:40
…and 3 more dates until 26 Aug

Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3768

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Tue 29 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3768

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Tue 5 Sep

Free / 0131 557 3768

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 16 more dates until 26 Dec

Diary

Charlie Dupré A man reads his diary. Age category: 14+

Sun 20 Aug

Back Lounge

Free / 0131 557 3768

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 22 Aug

Back Lounge

Free / 0131 557 3768

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 23 Aug

Back Lounge

Free / 0131 557 3768

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Aug

Matt Macdonald: Finding Elizabethtown

Matt Macdonald is a poet and writer, but he's run out of things to say. After 6 years in the Free Fringe, he's officially out of ideas. Until one night, when he rediscovers Elizabethtown, and decides that with his own awesome soundtrack, he could make the best coming of age movie ever.

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 15:00 – 16:00
…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

Patrick Shand - Struggle With Purpose

Songs, poems and hip hop of a dark and surreal nature. Expect improvisatory piano bashing, odd song structures and emotionally intense performances channelling Bob Dylan, Thelonious Monk and Everything Everything.

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:30 – 18:20

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:30 – 18:20

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 17:30 – 18:20
…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

Pop!

Pop! is a witty comedy cabaret about life and failure. Isa Bonachera used to like the future when it was about normal people dressed as Eurovision contestants, but that excitement is gone because she belongs to the worst generation to ever walk the Earth.

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:45 – 19:40

A Thatcher's Guide To Dogging In Bungay!

That idiot's not even a thatcher, he's my apprentice!” - N.Walker, Secretary, The East Anglia Master Thatchers Association. GTF)

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:45 – 14:35

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:45 – 14:35

Tue 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 557 3768

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 13:45 – 14:35
…and 5 more dates until 27 Aug

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