Scotland > Edinburgh
Scopey (424) Croydon, England | July 31, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Halfway House is a tiny traditional Scottish freehouse located down the infamous fleshmarket close. You can get from Waverley to here in only a few minutes. It has a rather jovial atmosphere and eclectic mix of clientele. They offer 4 cask ales from Scottish microbreweries and usually have some obscurities. Beer is in good condition and turnover seems to be rather quick. They offer a simple, good value Scottish luncheon with stovies, mince & tatties and Cullen skink etc, Well worth stopping past for half, which I usually do when in Edinburger.
jfb (136) Freising, Germany | May 20, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Qaint little boozer just off the Royal Mile. 4 casks on, nice selection of regional Scottish brews. Absolutely packed both times we visited and the place also had a rather pervasive odour of garbage. Good atmosphere nonetheless.
northropfrye (190) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A cool tiny pub full of locals watching tennis. Good selection of 4-5 real ales. Worth checking out.
Theydon_Bois (745) The íSham, England | December 22, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
The first pint always goes down well after the step climb from Waverely.
Tiny little pub which always carries a good atmosphere, mix of tourists, locals and people who like good beer.
Turnover of people is fairly rapid as most folks tend to stop for 1 pint, maybe 2, so if you donít bag one of the 4 or so tables on arrival, chances are youíll get one sooner or later.
4 cask handpulls serving Scottish micros as a rule. Harviestoun, Houston and Devonales on my last visit.
Service is prompt, CAMRA discount available (50p a pint).
Look out for the old guy with the beard and long grey smokers hair - he is ALWAYS there whenever Iíve visited at lunchtime.
Always worth dropping in for a quick pint for the atmosphere and to take in the cosiness of one of Edinburghs smallest pubs. The beer range is small but always well kept. Last visit - Saturday 08/12/12.
lambic (77) Newton Abbot, England | October 17, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice small cosy pub serving well kept Scottish beers, good value food including Cullen Skink and Haggis. Friendly service and close to Waverley station.
sic1314 (399) Leiden, Netherlands | September 26, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cracking little bar halfway up and halfway down a very steep set of steps. Still a great place, even if the replacement bar just doesnít do it justice at all. Has occasional interesting cask festivals.
Caytinator (113) Tucson, Arizona | July 22, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty small pub, homey for being right off the royal mile. You canít order food at the bar, but we sat with some locals. The food (paninis & steak and ale pie) was good, the service was "brisk". Decent prices.
Brugmansia (416) Jylland, Denmark | April 26, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited this pub on the Great Graig Pubcrawl Tour 23/4-2012.
As the name say this very small, traditionel city pub, is place halfway between 2 streets, down ( or up ) the stairs.
And it is very small, with 4 handpumps, and beers from all UK. There is limited space in the pub, put 20 people in there and it will be crowded. Placed very close to the train station, I would say itīs a must to visit this pub, whether you are into beers or not :-).
They do small pub snacks, but donīt think they do any food.
imdownthepub (524) Banbury, England | April 22, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Atmospheric city centre pub halfway up a huge flight of steps and between old and new towns. Not really a beer paradise hence the lower mark and it took forever to get served, must disguise the English accent somehow, but friendly banter and customers and a good place to be.
worldbeertaste (129) , England | April 7, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Little pub under a pub in an ally. Cute with nice ale and pleasent staff. A great place to relax.
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