Scotland > Edinburgh
Beer Available At Halfway House (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Alechemy Cockleroy Black IPA 84, Loch Lomond Winter Warmer , Highland Island Hopping 89, Alechemy Stella Burst , Alechemy Citra Burst , Williams Brothers Seven Giraffes (Cask) 81, Orkney Red MacGregor (Cask) 71, Kelburn Goldihops 51, Houston Kiwi Gold , River Leven Ales Blonde 24, River Leven Ales Traditional IPA , Houston Warlock Stout 75, Broughton The Reiver 47, Innocente Bystander , Cromarty Red Rocker 93, Highland Dark Munro 69, Orkney Raven Ale (Cask) 41, Stella Artois 15, Houston Blonde Bombshell 44, Youngs Special (Cask) 46
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ladnewton (144) London, England | June 4, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pub is reportedly unchanged since my last visit. Little gem and one of Edinburghís delightful little secrets - yet in close proximity to Waverley station.
The four cask ales change regularly and staff are very friendly and authoritative on beer. Well worth a visit.
bhensonb (405) Woodland, California | February 5, 2007| Updated July 5, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Been three times; ate twice. Good fish and chips. Only place I could get cullen skink in two week trip. Went through Cullen at 2pm, and no cullin skink was available. Great to find it here. Real ales that you are not likely to easily find elsewhere. Kelburn Cart Blanch / Inveralmond Inkie Pinkie It is small, but pick your time. A bit of a relaxing place.
Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007| Updated July 5, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A very worthy stop, just out of the train station, in a little alleypath heading towards the Royal Mile. A most charming little corner bar with excellent traditional scottish food (The haggis was excellent). Cosy and friendly undoubtedly, this was probably my favourite in Edinburgh for the atmosphere. They had this thing going on in summer 2007 where every week, they had all their beers from a same brewery, scottish of course. Excellent if small selection, intended for the local.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 11, 2007| Updated July 5, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Truly a hidden treasure, no doubt about that. The living room size and atmosphere canít help but make you feel like a local, and when the landlord is there, heíll make you feel welcome as well. The cook appeared to be his wife; her friendliness and interest for her work is contagious, and her pub meals are high quality (the game pie and cullen skink are excellent). Note that when she is not there, food quality drops a bit (at least thatís what happened to us on our second visit, a Monday evening). They have 4 guest cask ales, ranging from the mundane to the obscure, from the passionless to the excellent. You will not pass in front of this quaintest of pubs if you donít actively seek it, but when you know where it is, it is actually easy to find. Fleshmarket Close is its location, a "close" being a narrow staircase which links the Royal Mile in the higher Old Town to the lower reaches of the train station and New Town. If you walk along the Royal Mile, you will eventually see this Fleshmarket Close which will lead you to this smashing pub.
Theydon_Bois (372) 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 (60) Newton Poppleford, 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.
Jonte (39) Gothenburg, Sweden | March 8, 2008| Updated March 1, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small but very nice, cosy and genuine pub. The cask ales were in excellent condition and the food was good. I had Harvistoun Bitter and Twisted, Cairngorm Nessieīs Monster Mash and sausages and mash. One of my favorite pubs from the trip to Edinburgh.
KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008| Updated March 1, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A very small, cozy place where it can be hard to get a seat. Not a lot of variety, but all good stuff and they seem to rotate the guest beers frequently. The beer is in top condition. Any drinking tour of Edinburgh should stop here.
Rune (319) TromsÝ, Norway | December 1, 2008| Updated March 1, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A friendly and cosy little alehouse with four hand pumps. Should not be missed. Located in a narrow alley climbing from the railway station towards the Royal Mile (visited 12.11.2008).
RichardW (28) Carlisle, England | February 11, 2009| Updated March 1, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Squeeze in folks! Tiny one roomed bar up the steps from Waverley rail station. Regular themed beer weeks/fortnights, but cracking quality whateverís on. Reminiscent of an old railway messroom, with all the memorabilia adorning the walls and window sills. Not to be missed.
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