Foot of the Walk (JDW)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (1560) , England | December 3, 2016
Visited on 3rd December 2016. Dark dingy Spoons at the bottom of Leith Walk. It’s a large single room with a vaulted roof that doesn’t let in light. Decor is decent enough, service friendly and prices decent. This was a breakfast stop after a night in a hovel down the road. A St Andrews day beer fest has been on so had a great range of Scottish micros on cask. Also a whole fridge filled with cans and bottles from Scottish breweries plus all the usual offerings. One of the best craft beer ranges I’ve seen in a Spoons. Impressed and shocked!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Fin  (1144) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 30, 2016


We visited Foot of the Walk JDW on Sunday 20th March 2016. On this occasion the three being me, Dad and Barry as we were on a weekend jaunt up to Edinburgh, however I have been here before with Craig a few years back. This JDW occupies a large prominently positioned old building, that is very centrally positioned in Leith, in fact very handy to sneak in a last before before the 2 minute stroll to get the bus back into town.

Inside it is a huge cavernous affair, predominantly one very large room. Whilst the usual JDW issues such as lack of natural light blight this place it isn’t as gloomy as some. I have to say I noticed something in here which I hadn’t ever noticed down south, the punters were forming a very orderly queue to wait to get served as opposed to just waiting at the bar and hoping the barperson knows your place in the order of serving, this wasn’t a one off as it continued throughout our time here. It was really busy and as ever caters superbly for all, with young families, old folk and the less well off all being able to eat and drink for very little moolah. The beer choice was good and beer was in good condition, it was as you would expect from a JDW no frills just doing what it does well.





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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jjsint  (598) Cambridge, England | November 21, 2015
Better than your average Spoons, the Foot of the Walk looks like an estate pub but offers a brilliant cask choice along with bottled and cask options. The cask selection is understandably Scottish, but so is the keg, with Williams Bros Joker IPA and a Drygate beer available. The bottles are above average for the JDW chain as well, offering Anchor, Flying Dog and Sierra Nevada among others. A brilliant beer-led arm of the Wetherspoons empire.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666  (275) Edinburgh, Scotland | October 7, 2015
Typical spoons. A good one to visit during festivals as the turn over is pretty quick. Much cheaper than spoons in the centre, almost a pound a pint less.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer  (2012) Hebden Bridge, England | April 8, 2014
At the lower end of the gently sloping Leith Walk away from the city centre, this corner pub is easily identifiable through it’s red-brick front, which is an unusual colour for buildings in the capital. This is an ordinary and business-like Wetherspoon with the usual menus, drinks and features and very much caters for the locals in this area of the city. You do find the odd tourist here although their much thinner on the ground than the city centre and those that do pass are often making their way to the docks and the Ocean Terminal to see the Royal Yacht Britannia moored there. The pub is a large open spaced single hall type room that packs the tables in. The bar at the back of the room sports plenty of ale pumps as you’d expect with the regulars alongside a rotating selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk  (368) Edinburgh , Scotland | January 19, 2013
just what you’d expect from a spoons.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
PeterHill  (1) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 21, 2012
Even by JDW standards this is quite a dark/grim pub. However, as with all JDW pubs you get a good and always changing selection of ales at a very good price.

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