Jolly Judge

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
dunklermessias  (60) , Germany | August 7, 2017
Nice cellar bar just one ’close’ from the Royal Mile and ahead of the Writers Museum. During ’rush-hour’ better stay at the outside places. About 10 beers and cider on tap, also some nice whisky. Worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jfb  (161) , Germany | February 23, 2017| Updated February 25, 2017
A small cellar bar located in a court just off the Royal Mile. Quite packed on an early Sunday afternoon, comprised of I’d say about half tourists and half locals. The fireplace, scarcity of windows and large number of patrons made the atmosphere a little too toasty for my liking, though I did appreciate the homely feel here. As far as i can remember they had three cask ales, one cask cider and a couple of kegged beers on offer, all good-quality regional stuff, albeit nothing to write home about. Certainly worth a visit, though perhaps next time at a quieter hour.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1232) London, England | February 19, 2017
A long, narrow basement bar close to tourist central (although I didn’t realise that until I saw it in daylight some time after we’d popped in on our first evening in Edinburgh). There are mirrored panels at one end making it seem larger than it is and nicely painted beams so it has a cosy and comfortable atmosphere. There were six keg beers and a cider on offer. (Visited 30 January 2017).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666  (289) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 12, 2015
Seems more a cider than beer place but often has some less seen casks.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk  (386) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 12, 2015
Nice little place hidden away near the top of the royal mile. always beer in good nick, but they tend to carry a couple of decent and changing ciders so if your a cider drinker this is a must stop place
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Scopey  (687) Croydon, England | June 1, 2015
The Jolly judge is tucked away just off the Royal Mile, but should be clearly signposted on the High St itself. It is rather small inside, so I would recommend a visit outside peak pub hours. Inside it is a touch touristy, but pleasant enough anyhow. They offer a small selection of ales on cask (Stewart’s etc) and a couple of McEwans & West beers on Keg. On my last visit their bottle selection, although small included some of the rarer Tempest brews. Service was prompt and friendly. A solid central spot in Tourist town.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Tonyrony  (26) , Scotland | February 15, 2015
Usually only 2 beers on tap but in very good condition. Worth a look.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer  (2050) Hebden Bridge, England | June 7, 2014
Located towards the top of the Royal Mile, but down a small alleyway on its north side, which helps to filter out some of the tourists from heading here. Those pub seekers that don’t make it here are missing out as this is a lovely intimate pub for a city centre drink and the small bar sports three hand pumps that rotate alongside Scottish brewed keg ales and lagers.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo  (200) decatur, Tennessee | September 17, 2013
Nice place down the steps at the Edinburg castle. Several obscure taps. Quite with tables around the peremiter of the bar. Service is excellent. No loud music and TV’s but several ratable taps on hand. I would recommend it to any beer seeker in the area
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Rune  (847) Tromsø, Norway | August 27, 2013
Even though the location is next to the Royal Mile, it’s a bit tricky to spot. A narrow path is leading from the Royal Mile to the backyard where the pub is located. Extended and narrow roomed pub with an inviting atmosphere. Three changing cask ales on offer and a few on kegs and bottles. Friendly service. Thanks to mr_h for taking me to this gem of a Scottish pub (visited 09.08.2013).

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