Jolly Judge | Edinburgh,
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Jolly Judge
Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

7 James Court, Lawnmarket
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PB [ print map ]
0131 225 2669

Mayor: mr_h (1) | Taps: 3HP |

Jolly Judge

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Westons Rosieís Pig 33, Strathbraan True North 49, Tempest The Pale Armadillo 78
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9 reviews for Jolly Judge
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  78%
 Selection  53%
 Food  30%
 Value  66%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  73%

Stuu666  (168) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 12, 2015
Seems more a cider than beer place but often has some less seen casks.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk  (211) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 12, 2015
Nice little place hidden away near the top of the royal mile. always beer in good nick, but they tend to carry a couple of decent and changing ciders so if your a cider drinker this is a must stop place
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | June 1, 2015
The Jolly judge is tucked away just off the Royal Mile, but should be clearly signposted on the High St itself. It is rather small inside, so I would recommend a visit outside peak pub hours. Inside it is a touch touristy, but pleasant enough anyhow. They offer a small selection of ales on cask (Stewartís etc) and a couple of McEwans & West beers on Keg. On my last visit their bottle selection, although small included some of the rarer Tempest brews. Service was prompt and friendly. A solid central spot in Tourist town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Tonyrony  (26) , Scotland | February 15, 2015
Usually only 2 beers on tap but in very good condition. Worth a look.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer  (1597) Hebden Bridge, England | June 7, 2014
Located towards the top of the Royal Mile, but down a small alleyway on its north side, which helps to filter out some of the tourists from heading here. Those pub seekers that donít make it here are missing out as this is a lovely intimate pub for a city centre drink and the small bar sports three hand pumps that rotate alongside Scottish brewed keg ales and lagers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo  (158) decatur, Tennessee | September 17, 2013
Nice place down the steps at the Edinburg castle. Several obscure taps. Quite with tables around the peremiter of the bar. Service is excellent. No loud music and TVís but several ratable taps on hand. I would recommend it to any beer seeker in the area
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Rune  (502) TromsÝ, Norway | August 27, 2013
Even though the location is next to the Royal Mile, itís a bit tricky to spot. A narrow path is leading from the Royal Mile to the backyard where the pub is located. Extended and narrow roomed pub with an inviting atmosphere. Three changing cask ales on offer and a few on kegs and bottles. Friendly service. Thanks to mr_h for taking me to this gem of a Scottish pub (visited 09.08.2013).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta  (137) , Luxembourg | August 23, 2012| Updated March 22, 2014
Chose the right time! Tourist time is not the best advice to be given, then it is packed and staff is a bit stressed. So went there in calmer times and it is pretty relaxed, staff is friendly and easy going. Take your time to sip your beer no worries. Selection is ok, prices touristy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch  (347) Glasgow, Scotland | September 13, 2011| Updated February 9, 2013
Small cramped touristy bar down a close off the Royal Mile. 3 hand pumps & 2 McEwans keg beers. Was full of loud American tourists when I visited. Not a place I like but they do get some interesting beers from time to time. Revisited - not so many tourists & a very helpful interested barman so it gets a much higher score.

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