Scotland > Edinburgh - Newington
jack1234 (1) , | July 11, 2014
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
I went with two Americans ages 22 and 26. The barman would not accept their state-issued drivers licenses as IDs and said it was illegal to do so. The IDs were accepted in many other pubs without comment so either the barman was a liar or the other places decided to break the law. The Cask and Barrel was full of old men drinking and did not seem like a good place anyway. I recommend that you avoid it, especially if you are a young foreigner. Based on my experience, I think they may be anti-American.
jfb (136) Freising, Germany | May 21, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
My favourite place on my last trip to Edinburgh. No food, just beer and plenty of space, with lots of tables to sit at. 8 cask ales on, all well-chosen and in good condition, friendly service. Combined with a visit to the Southern, the Great Grog bottle shop and the Dagda Bar makes for a great afternoon.
SaintMatty (271) Uppsala, Sweden | February 3, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed going in this pub, however brief my visit was. I had a half pint of a beer from Ilkley and it was in good condition. I would like to visit this pub again.
AshtonMcCobb (131) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 22, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A well appointed central bar. Scotlandís best breweries are all on cask and the beer is well kept. Good ambiance but didnít try the food offering.
Beersiveknown (71) , Northern Ireland | July 15, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
lovely half-island bar pub with breweriana (especially mirrors over the walls
staff helpful and tasters offered
8 cask pumps and a small but interesting selection of bottles
northropfrye (190) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
You can hit up the Reverie and this place nearby. Food is better at the Reverie, but this place has a much better and larger cask ale selection. Friendly regulars.
Kingink (7) Edinburgh, | September 17, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Huge selection of cask ales. Unfortunately donít taste as good as the same served in some other establishments.
MalcolmTucker (46) , Scotland | July 2, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good boozer that mainly focusses mainly on cask ale but also has a small but decent bottle selection. Always quite livveley and is a good venue for watching football. I prefer this one to the original in Broughton Street.
cgarvieuk (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | April 25, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
A great local boozer... one of the better priced places in edinburgh with a goood solid range of cask ales ... little far out so probably not a must visit destination ... but worth it in combined with the southerner
mark1969 (24) edinburgh, Scotland | January 14, 2012| Updated January 16, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great bar with a excellent of real ale . The barman knew his real inside out the service was outstanding . Tasted
Highlander by fyne ales and nick Stafford
Nightmare , both beers are excellent .
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