Scotland > Edinburgh - Leith
Scopey (517) Edinburgh - Leith, Scotland | May 8, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice traditional boozer by the water in Leith. They have 8 cask ales from both Scotland and England. Williams Bros, Tryst, Tempest, Orkney and the like. Beer condition was good, but a couple of the pumps were off. They also have nice open fire to warm yourself on a cold Scottish day. A solid pub.
jjsint (339) Ely, England | November 23, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
The dried hops adorning the ceiling give you an idea of this pubís focus. Note well however that apart from one Williams Bros keg tap there isnít any keg or bottle to choose from. This is a real ale pub, with varied it all low boost choices for its seven casks, including - curiously - three from North Cotswold brewery... a tap takeover of sorts? Worth coming to at any rate.
Stuu666 (168) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 7, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Small range of well conditioned beers.
AshtonMcCobb (155) Edinburgh, Scotland | January 18, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A proper old alehouse, with proper locals who are happy to give you some of their banter at the expense of the bar staff. Lovely service of quality range of cask ales - the pint I had was in perfect condition. I didnít try the food, but the aromas were agreeable. Overall, this should be a definite visit, should you visit Leith.
HopRedHead (36) Perth, Australia | July 10, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nipped in on the way back to the hotel from dinner. Very ípubí vibe with lots of standard pub beers (Budweiser, corona etc all in the fridge). Didnít see much craft beer, but there were a few cask ales
hophop (11) , Scotland | August 12, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
British cask ales and good malts in a cosy pub with down to earth locals. Staff are friendly and unpretentious. Good pub.
Borresteijn (214) Zaandam, Netherlands | November 4, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited during Edinburgh pubcrawl with Craig, Fin, Loz and Arjan. Nice cozy dark pub, lots of wood, good seating, lots of (feeling at home) atmosphere here, nice decoration of hops on the beams. Nice selection of cask ales.
Beershine (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 25, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Excellent pubs and one of my faves in the Edinburgh area. Cozy, friendly, and beery with back editions of the Good Beer Guide since first publication. The 8 cask pumps change regularly and the chalkboard tells you not just whatís next but whatís being racked. They usually try also to have diversity in the selection--which is most welcome. Both times we were there there was a different dark beer on, so the range includes more than boring bitters. The malt of the moment is a killer value. I could live in Leith largely because this place is there. Last time we were there it was like drinking in a kennel, itís that dog-friendly. Nice for dog owners and allows for some good entertainment, but it does make nosing your beer a bit difficult...peee-yew! No food but the pub down the street on the corner called the Kingís Wark has good grub.
Rune (502) TromsÝ, Norway | December 1, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
An oasis of real ales with excellent quality. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The interesting eight beers are from Scottish and English breweries. The choices are displayed on a blackboard behind the counter. Pump clips adorn the walls and the roof of the four-sided room. A kind of X-mas feel with the warmth from an open fire place, and the decoration of dried hop leaves with small lights hanging from the ceiling. Located in the riverside district of Leith (visited 12/11).
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