Scotland > Edinburgh
BlackHaddock (430) , England | October 29, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
25th Oct 2014. Very small front bar room with a larger, but just as basic side room up a couple of steps to your right as you squeeze past the end of the bar. Cask ales in good condition, four to choose from: friendly bar lady and a mixed bag of customers, all fine and friendly also. Big Rugby pub, or so my local guide told us.
Scopey (500) Croydon, England | August 3, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great characterful boozer of Inspector Rebus fame. It is a 2-room job with a tiny bar area at the front and a larger lounge at the back. They offer a small selection of cask ales from Caledonian, Atlas and some Scottish micros. Barkeep was friendly and the beer was in good condition. Nice mix of locals and tourists alike. I really like the atmosphere. Worth a visit for sure.
PPup (2) Port Macquarie, Australia | July 11, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went there as a Rebus / Ian Rankin fan but found licensee extremely hospitable, there were 8 taps including 4 HP beer engines with local craft beers. Was allowed to pull my own pint from beer engine - had a great chat and a most enjoyable time.
ManVsBeer (1502) Hebden Bridge, England | April 8, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
In the narrow terraces just a block away from the elegant George Street, the Oxford bar is just a few doors along from the Cambridge Bar on a road that feels like a back-street let alone a place that is just a few minutes walk away from the commercial centre of the city on Princes Street. Itís a very small venue with a couple of rooms, the first being the cramped bar on your left as you walk in that includes a decent rotating selection for a place of this size - although when itís busy it does back people in. Simple but comfortable.
sic1314 (478) Leiden, Netherlands | September 26, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Itís small. crowded, can be inhospitable. A must to visit in Edinburgh, even if youíre just a Rebus fan.
imdownthepub (624) Banbury, England | April 26, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Small 2 roomed pub, classical Edinburgh type bar with 2 smallish rooms but ornately fitted out. Small range of beers but mostly Scottish microís, which makes it worth visiting. Spent a very relaxed ouple of hours in there.
mr_h (5) Ayr, Scotland | February 5, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small, but friendly 2 room pub in Young Street, excellent efficient service, great atmosphere, but gets easily overcrowded. One of my favourite pubs in Scotland
JohnRMurdoch (332) Glasgow, Scotland | April 18, 2011| Updated April 20, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
As featured in the Scootish detective programme Rebus. Very small traditional Scottish bar with extremely friendly atmosphere & service. 4 real ale taps, 3 in use. not the best place for beer geeks but still a good place to visit.
cgarvieuk (208) Edinburgh , Scotland | October 14, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I cant believe i havent rated this ... This is famous for "Inspector Rebus" drinking there... ITs only a very small selection of beers.... but its a clasic old man two room pub... bar is tiny but the back room is much bigger.
Oakes (724) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 13, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Famous place, real old man vibe. Perpendicular drinking. Itís supposed to be a writersí pub, too. For me, it was mostly the poor state of the beer that stood out. Otherwise, itís on a lot of itineraries so probably worth a stop if youíre walking out towards the Stockbridge Tap and getting thirsty.
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