Edinburgh Meetup at The Guildford Arms
posted January 21, 2019 2:41 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon February 11 at 6:00 PM, The Guildford Arms
1 W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA, UK (Map & Directions)
Let's meet up for chat and drinks at The Guildford Arms!
It's been over two years since the last one here, and since then I've moved up from London! The last one was at The Guildford Arms, which sounds like it went well...
posted by adrianhon to Meetup (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

L-O-V-E The Hanging Bat.

Wish I could make it.
posted by terrapin at 7:45 AM on January 21, 2019

Count me in! I called the Guildford Arms meeting, and thought it went well enough, certainly for a venue close to the station, bus stops, etc. Haven't tried the Hanging Bat, which seems to have an acceptable menu - how busy is it weekdays?

I would ask for it to be after Feb 7th, for the purely personal reason that my annual festival of sobriety ends then...
posted by Devonian at 12:43 AM on January 22, 2019

Hanging Bat isn't too busy, but in any case you can easily book a table! Guildford Arms is certainly very good for accessibility.

How about these dates:

Mon 11 Feb
Tues 12 Feb
Weds 13 Feb

Mon 18 Feb
Tues 19 Feb
Weds 20 Feb
Thurs 21 Feb

Say around 6pm?
posted by adrianhon at 2:54 AM on January 22, 2019

I'd be interested in coming along! The Hanging Bat can be busy, but as long as we don't need too big a table we'll be sorted. Tuesdays are no good for me, but the rest of those dates look handy.
posted by sarcas at 7:34 AM on January 22, 2019

Any of those dates are (currently) fine, as is 6pm. The joy of freelance - one can usually shuffle things around to facilitate the truly important events, like PUB.
posted by Devonian at 9:36 AM on January 22, 2019

I too can make any of those dates. I don't drink, but I do hang out in pubs. Looking forward to meeting some Mefites - I haven't been to a meet up since the 10th anniversary one down in London.
posted by Happy Dave at 9:42 AM on January 22, 2019

OK, I'll leave it for a couple of days to see if anyone else has date preferences, otherwise we can set something!
posted by adrianhon at 3:35 PM on January 22, 2019

Sounds good! I enjoyed the last one. Unfortunately I'm away Feb 9th through 20th so most of the dates look unlikely for me.
posted by rongorongo at 12:05 AM on January 23, 2019

There's always Spring for another one!
posted by adrianhon at 2:42 AM on January 23, 2019

I'm good for the earlier dates, a maybe for the later ones.
posted by Gratishades at 4:44 AM on January 25, 2019

All set for Monday 11th Feb, 6pm at The Guildford Arms. Devonian, were you able to book a table last time?
posted by adrianhon at 10:21 AM on January 27, 2019

I just moved to Scotland this week! Let me see if I can convince the wife that going to Edinburgh to meet internet stranger friends is a good idea.

Would love to meet some folks IRL.
posted by Telf at 10:42 AM on January 27, 2019

Good stuff. I didn't book a table, although there were only a couple free when I got there it all worked out fine. I'd think that Monday evening should be OK/
posted by Devonian at 11:22 AM on January 27, 2019

Cool - I’ll try and get there early anyway.

Telf: you should definitely come, we’re perfectlt harmless ;)
posted by adrianhon at 2:47 PM on January 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

I have an appointment in Edinburgh earlier in the week, going to try and push it to the same day and get them both in. Hopefully I can change my status to definitely attending.
posted by Telf at 9:56 AM on January 28, 2019

Hi Everyone,
I couldn't get the meeting shifted to the 11 so it looks like I won't be able to swing it. Too bad, it looks like we'll have a very interesting group of Mefites. Have fun!
posted by Telf at 8:49 AM on January 30, 2019

I have a meeting in the bar at the Balmoral at 4pm - meetings are evil, but holding them in bars is a powerful antidote - so I'll probably be at the pub ahead of 6pm. I'll try and stake out a table, and I'll be wearing (checks wardrobe) a black T-shirt with a cartoon of the Voyager space probe on it. Because SCIENCE!
posted by Devonian at 7:27 AM on February 9, 2019

Brilliant! See you there.
posted by adrianhon at 11:23 AM on February 10, 2019

FYI I should be there a little bit before 6pm and am wearing a dark blue sweater
posted by adrianhon at 2:00 AM on February 11, 2019

If it's OK to turn up last minute, I'd love to pop in!
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 6:53 AM on February 11, 2019

I'll be there just before 6, train gods willing. Striped shirt, specs and sticky up hair.
posted by Gratishades at 6:53 AM on February 11, 2019

Wrinkled - although it's not my meeting, I'm sure the Mefi magic extends to all...
posted by Devonian at 7:08 AM on February 11, 2019

Everyone's welcome, of course!
posted by adrianhon at 8:31 AM on February 11, 2019

I'm on the train from Glasgow - dark-red polo neck, should be there in not very long!

describing your own clothes feels weird...
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 9:19 AM on February 11, 2019

I'm here - right at the back, white laptop...
posted by Devonian at 9:39 AM on February 11, 2019

Currently at the back, to the right of the bar
posted by adrianhon at 9:48 AM on February 11, 2019

Pleasure meeting all of you!
posted by Happy Dave at 1:03 PM on February 11, 2019

A fine evening. Much ground covered.
posted by Devonian at 2:54 PM on February 11, 2019

Definitely a pleasure! Hope to see youse again next time.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 3:49 PM on February 11, 2019

Lovely to see you all - looking forward to next time!
posted by adrianhon at 4:22 PM on February 11, 2019

Same here - lovely to meet you all.
posted by Flitcraft at 6:32 PM on February 12, 2019

Ah, crap, how did I miss this? Glad you all had a good time :)
posted by trif at 6:26 AM on February 28, 2019

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