Halfway House | Edinburgh,
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Halfway House
Good based on 38 ratings
Type: Bar

24 Fleshmarket Close
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BX [ print map ]
0131 225 7101


Hours: 11:00 - 00:00 Mo-Sat 12:30(;?); - 00:00 Sun (;?);

Mayor: JanEric (1) | Taps: 4 casks | Bottles: Some

Halfway House

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Beer Available At Halfway House (arranged by most recent)
Loch Ness Caith Ness 46, Houston Jock Frost 43, River Leven Traditional IPA 33, Alechemy Ritual 76
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38 reviews for Halfway House
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  68%
 Selection  57%
 Food  72%
 Value  71%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (458) Croydon, England | July 31, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jfb  (137) Freising, Germany | May 20, 2014
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  (191) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
A cool tiny pub full of locals watching tennis. Good selection of 4-5 real ales. Worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (819) Tourist Town (West), England | December 22, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
lambic  (87) Newton Abbot, England | October 17, 2012
Nice small cosy pub serving well kept Scottish beers, good value food including Cullen Skink and Haggis. Friendly service and close to Waverley station.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (425) Leiden, Netherlands | September 26, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator  (113) Tucson, Arizona | July 22, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Brugmansia  (463) Jylland, Denmark | April 26, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (536) Banbury, England | April 22, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste  (130) , England | April 7, 2012
Little pub under a pub in an ally. Cute with nice ale and pleasent staff. A great place to relax.

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