The Edinburgh Wetherspoon pub ranked one of the best in the UK - with glowing reviews

An Edinburgh Wetherspoon pub has been named one of the best in the UK following new research.

Research conducted by Q.R. Code Generator analysed a list from the Wetherspoon website of 869 pubs and hotels across the UK to establish which are the best rated, using the average of excellent reviews on Google.

It may come as no shock to those familiar with the capital, but The Caley Picture House on Lothian Road came out on top among local watering holes - but also impressed on a national scale.

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The popular boozer has been named as the third best Wetherspoon pub in the UK, behind The Bishop Blaize, Old Trafford, and the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Caley Picture House scored an excellent score of 57.83 per cent, narrowly beaten by its competitors down south with The Bishop Blaize in Greater Manchester scoring 60.34 per cent and The Royal Victoria Pavilion edging second place with a score of 57.83 per cent.

Just over a year ago, we reported how The Caley Picture House was pipped to the top spot out of the chain's pubs in Edinburgh, with The White Lady in Corstorphine rated higher on TripAdvisor.

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The White Lady secured a rating of 4 and a half stars out of five, with the Caley Picture House only rated four out of five stars.

The lowest rated Wetherspoon pub in the capital, as of last year, was The Sir Walter Scott at Edinburgh Airport - which despite being holidaymakers' first port of call - was rated three out of five stars.

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A spokesperson for Q.R. Code Generator commented on the findings: "Wetherspoons is a staple pub across the UK, loved by all age ranges for multiple reasons, such as its affordability, relaxed atmosphere and consistency.

"It's interesting to see which Spoons' have the best excellent rating based on the public's opinion and which areas of the UK have the highest standards of the pub chain.

"The research reveals that pubs located on the seaside are popular within the top 10 best-rated, and it's fascinating to see two Leeds Wetherspoons located 1.5 miles apart placed fifth and sixth."