Visited the 23rd July 2016 - on a small street near to the Edinburgh castle, this place is totally what I love on a bar. Nice decoration with old fashion ads. Small tables and nice wood bar on the corner, good beer selection on cask and taps. Really amazing selection for a good price. Service is super friendly and efficient. Very amazing atmosphere. Ambiance is really great, you donít have music but you donít need. People are friendly and happy to share a beer with you. Toilets are not so clean but OK. You will love also the whisky selectionÖ Iím in love with this place ! Why am I not living in Edinburgh? Itís what a beer place should be!
(Visited Saturday 20/02/2016 early afternoon) Ė We came inside out of the pouring rain and manged to snag a small table (very small Ė but still enough to rest your beer) had quite a few Scottish cask ales that were all in good nick. Friendly efficient staff, good selection of Scottish beers which is what I came for. A cosy and lovely traditional old world feeling to this place, well located centrally and well worth visiting. Loved this place, highly recommended.
Old brown pub with nice selection of whiskeys and real ales. Found some rarer Scottish breweries on tap. Because I visited during daytime on a sleepy Monday, and had no trouble finding seating.
The bad: Small bottle selection.
This is one of Edinburghs finest bars, Can get very busy, and has the narrowest tables i have ever seen. The Beer selection is Really good and the Quality Excelent. May not be as trendy as any of the grassmarket pubs but youíll be hard pushed to find a decent beer in the grassmarket. Id say a must if your in the area.This is my TOP equal choice of Edinburgh bars (along with Cloisters)
Beer pub with a traditional set-up just off Grassmarket. Seven cask and a handful of keg beers from Loch Ness brewery are available. They also have a brilliant bottle selection which includes Scottish craft names such as Elixir alongside international heavyweights. I think the bottles are a bit in the pricey side, but some of this stuff is hard to find (especially in England), and the cask & keg are reasonable enough to compensate. The bar also has a pleasant feel: well-loved without being rammed, and a bit old-fashioned without being the least bit twee.
Cozy and traditional, but lively little pub just below the Castle. Although in attractive part of town doesnít feel touristy. Friendly people. Gets very busy especially in the evening. Good selection of real ales, mostly local breweries. Great selection of whisky. Good prices. Well worth visiting.