BeerCast_Rich (13) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 21, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
A reasonably new addition to the restaurant scene (opened mid-2012), the family-owned Timberyard is part of a new breed of restaurants that have applied their ’local, seasonal, on-trend’ ethos to the beer as well as the food.
Four keg taps offer beers from Williams Brothers, Kernel, Camden – bottles in the fridge include at least four Kernel, plenty of Williams Bros and a healthy number of Mikkeller. Beers will usually come in a chilled pewter tankard, which can be swapped for glassware if desired. The food is sublime, it really is stunning. The beer list – whilst not enormous, has some big hitters, and beers that work with food.
Only downsides are it’s hard to get a table (although you can drink at the bar, or by the log-burning stove) – it’s also expensive. Cheapest bottle is Camden Hells at £4 for 330ml, but the Mikkellers are at least £9 for the same size. Draught beer £3-£4.50 a half…