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Canny Mans - presented by Edinburgh Pub Guide

239 Morningside Road
MORNINGSIDE, Edinburgh
EH10

Picture of the pub: Canny Mans,Edinburgh


Review By:    toquark

Title:    terrible

Review Date:  2008-04-07 12:43:32

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

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Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

I have been in the Canny Man's a number of times and its the only place where the staff consistently rude. It has the potential to be so much more than the pretentious, stuck-up place it really is. The manageress is an unsmiling, unwelcoming dragon who stood over us as we finished our expensive drinks at closing time. Go to the Merlin across the road, forget the Canny Man's I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, and considering I've recently moved into the area, it has lost two potential regulars.


Review By:    Chris

Title:    Interesting interior, shame about everything else

Review Date:  2007-10-25 19:54:46

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

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Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Have just been to Canny Man's for first time and it will defintely be the last. The food was poor to average in quality and rip off in terms of value. For all the hype, just a cold, very expensive sandwich. They couldn't provide tap water yet gave us a free glass of unwanted rose - typical I guess of arrogance in deciding what customers want. They don't take cards, and the system of ordering where customers have to write out their orders which staff then collect is just silly. Very disappointing and unfriendly to the point of laughability.


Review By:    Benny (Leeds)

Title:    Not impressed

Review Date:  2007-08-21 18:21:47

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

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Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Very bad service


Review By:    Barney

Title:    Who runs this joint????

Review Date:  2007-08-12 10:03:15

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Here is the award for the most undesirable pub in the whole of Scotland!!! Yuck.


Review By:    JD

Title:    Great

Review Date:  2007-06-29 16:48:36

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

One of the only pubs in Edinburgh to have any class. The staff are well versed in the wines and whisky/whiskeys (yes they even have Irish whiskey) on offer and even have a humidor with a selection of Cohibas. A delightful establishment all of which harks back to an era long before bling bling! If you don't know much about wine or whisky and want to try an up market bar, I recommend you to ask for a mid 1990s Beaujolais nouveau at the bar to be assured of great service.


Review By:    serd

Title:    unique and unforgetable

Review Date:  2007-06-25 14:29:50

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

many people complain about the price of drinks in this place but at three pounds a pint it is still much cheaper than most places in town and on a par with monty's. at the canny man's you know what u are going to get. good service, good drinks and good food. without any nutters or drunks to spoil your experience


Review By:    Gillian Robb

Title:    Customer issues

Review Date:  2007-06-02 09:45:01

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

I went in for a drink as we made are way through morninsgide yet despite the abrupt service and looks that suggeted i was in a bar 'out of my league' i can see why the staff behave the way they do. I sat at the bar (after being told to move from my origonal seat) and was amazed to hear just how the staff spoke about the customers but if you scratch the surface you understand why. Not one customer said 'please' while one elderly lady barked her order despite their being an obvious queue. i would agree that this is not everyone's cup of tea but if i worked there i would be inclined to behave the same way. the customers are the real problem here.


Review By:    Lucy

Title:    Out of This World!

Review Date:  2007-05-28 12:03:03

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

This pub is the best pub I have ever visited. What an amazing selection of drinks - with staff who really know about their products. I would move to Edinburgh just for the Canny Man's.


Review By:    big robert

Title:    food and drink

Review Date:  2007-04-23 13:59:53

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Visited this place on Saturday for lunch , overwhelmed by the professional service. quiet ,courteous but above all else knowledgeable staff.
Probably the best bloody mary i have ever had.
Will definitely go back as often as possible.


Review By:    Isabelle

Title:    Yuck

Review Date:  2007-04-18 18:46:09

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

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Not worth a mention


Review By:    Henry

Title:    Way overpriced

Review Date:  2007-04-01 13:10:19

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Not my kinda place...


Review By:    LIAM

Title:    NOT IMPRESSED

Review Date:  2007-03-30 00:44:49

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

I AGREE WITH KATE. I WAS NOT IMPRESSED AND I WILL NEVER DARKEN THE DOORWAY OF THIS PUB AGAIN.


Review By:    Satisfied customer

Title:    Siege mentality understandable

Review Date:  2007-03-06 11:52:30

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

I didn't find this place rude at all. In fact I found it quite the opposite. I was smartly dressed, polite, and got the same in return.
I get the impression the Canny Man's is deliberately alienating as customers the sort of people I and many others would cross the road to avoid.
I just wish the staff of the likes of the Cafe Royal and the Guildford Arms were a little "ruder" to some of the neds who sadly drop in looking for pints of crap cider from time to time.
Canny Man's is one of the last remaining pubs to maintain customer standards which have sadly disappeared since the 1980s.
And the range of malts etc is outstanding.


Review By:    Kate (Ireland)

Title:    How rude

Review Date:  2007-02-02 02:22:20

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

I'm totally disgusted with the staff that work on these premises. I put it down to lack of education on their part, no people skills whatsoever. As a result, I decided not to hang around too long so I made a sharp exit.


Review By:    Trish

Title:    What a bunch of snots!!!

Review Date:  2007-01-28 19:42:36

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

The only good thing that this pub has to offer is its seductive and enchanting interior. However, I must admit.... never, ever, have I come across such a bunch of impertinent, self-absorbed and undeniably arrogant bunch of folk.

An experience I'll never forget. It left a very bad taste in my mouth. A bit of advice to management and staff - treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself. Brush up on your interpersonal skill.


Review By:    Mark Hillhouse

Title:    One of the Best

Review Date:  2006-08-22 13:30:48

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

This is one of my favourite pubs in the UK. The ambience is amazing, the crowd is friendly. Bar staff are known to be rude although in the 20 or more times I have been, I've not encountered that. Wouldn't recommend it for food though. But, if you look around, hardly anybody does go there for food. I wouldn't want the dusting job though....lol


Review By:    A.McClaren

Title:    Worst service and food in Edinburgh

Review Date:  2006-07-25 15:16:16

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

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Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Never order food in this bar, it is well over priced and the portions are tiny. The service is also terrible. We ordered a starter and it was not until after the starter came that we eventually got our drinks. We would have been better off to go over to the bar and get it ourselves. A surf and turf consisted of a single slice of cold beef ,one prawn and a tiny peice of lobster. In fact the whole experience was so bad we were laughing by the end of it. It seems the bar staff agreed as we were given a free bottle of wine. A nice gesture but still felt totally ripped off by the price of the food. One to avoid.


Review By:    joe bob

Title:    Is this a bar or a private club?

Review Date:  2006-05-28 11:35:38

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

i like a drink and i like a laugh. So i will NEVER be going here again. I heard good reviews about this place but they were lies and those who told them are no longer my friends! Far to quiet.


Review By:    JA

Title:    Give it a miss

Review Date:  2006-05-24 11:58:52

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

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This amazing looking place is ruined by snobbery and cliquishness and the often stand-offish and rude behaviour of the staff.


Review By:    jeff

Title:    walk past!!!!!

Review Date:  2006-04-04 16:24:25

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

This is a totally odd place with rude staff!!!!, if they dont like the look of you then you have no chance of a pint!!!!!


Review By:    Mel

Title:    Relatively Speaking

Review Date:  2006-03-10 18:50:41

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

I can't remember exactly the last time I was in this pub. It was a warm saturday and I was sat outside where we had lunch and watched buckets of ice being poured into a half barrel which contained a bottle of Champagne so large that no-one can ever remember the name of it. Young families passed by with the their kids and quietly ordered and emptied the odd botlle of Champagne served with fresh strawberries. Must have been around June or July! Later we moved back to the bar where my two Glaswegian friends mulled over their choices of single malts like two infants in a sweetie shop. We admired the wine list and discussed in full. We admired the standard of training of the staff ( something rarely seen in the UK even in the best of hotels.). Then we left having had one of those perfect saturdays that stay with you for a long time. £3.OO a pint some reviewer said? I didn't notice! It all seems relative to the quality of the experience. Pubs come and Pubs go. This one, last time I looked, was into it's third generation I believe. It's easy to understand why! I think I understand the less favourable reviews that the pub receives however: I was walking by the Paris Opera House not too long ago and I heard a distinct wee scottish accent comment "aye it's alright if yee like that sort'ae thing"! The Canny Man does a great job of discouraging the latter.


Review By:    Pam Humble

Title:    the Canny Man's

Review Date:  2006-01-28 17:41:02

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

this is probably my favourite pub in Britain !!! it's quirky, unusual, relaxing and friendly... they sell the best pint of Deuchars i've ever had and the most amazing selection of whisky's... happiness is sitting in the beer garden (weather permitting) with a pint


Review By:    Rev Jolly

Title:    Odd Place

Review Date:  2005-12-09 20:51:32

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Interior - facinating
Beer - good but very pricy, though you do get a wee bowl of nibbles. Nice to go for a chat with friends who have not been before.
Customer care - can be very brash and if you dare to sit in the locals area, even when empty they are very rude.


Review By:    Pamela

Title:    Great for cosy chats

Review Date:  2005-11-12 18:55:57

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

This is a great little pub, so much to look at, so many nooks to explore. Great service. I think This pub is one of the best I've been to.


Review By:    joe goodwin

Title:    the best pub in edinburgh

Review Date:  2005-10-25 16:18:32

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

this is the best pub in edinburgh. the food is fantastic with well over 100 item on offer at very reasonable prices, the whisky selection is second to none and the wine list has everything that you would want from good table wine to the top producers in the world.the service is friendly and efficient. it is not an establishment that suffers fools gladly so as long as you dont act like an ass they wont treat you like one.


Review By:    thefesteringsore

Title:    is it worth the time and effort?

Review Date:  2005-06-13 06:12:46

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

I understand that if one puts up with the initial hostility and bad service, over time you too, can join the ranks of the locality! But why bother? There are plenty of other public houses which serve good food with the added bonus of a smile and friendly banter.


Review By:    Amber

Title:    From a regular

Review Date:  2005-06-09 09:23:02

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

People who aren't regulars tend to claim the bar staff and owners are hostile. I have only seen this happen when people come in and cause a problem. They provide a unique service that I think is worth paying for. The food is excellent and I always look forward to the lovely boozy sweets at the end! The have one of the best, if not THE best whiskey selection in Edinburgh and if something isn't good they won't lie and say its lovely! The wines are wonderful, you don't just have a choice of 'red or white' here. This would suit a whiskey drinker, wine drinker or just someone who likes a damn good pint. I'm a student and I'd rather pay that little bit more for some privacy, EXCELLENT music (no rubbish pop music being played at ear bleeding levels here) and a fascinating venue with a unique history. If you want cheap watered down drinks, obnoxious drunks trying to start a fight and MTV being played at your then go to a chain. This is for people who like quality.


Review By:    Baker

Title:    Canny go back

Review Date:  2004-09-01 13:10:50

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

Expensive drink and staff who see open hostility as the first rule of customer care make this quite an experience... Perhaps they are merely taking a leaf out of the boorish owner's books. He was prowling around making sure nobody was enjoying themselves too much. Dreadful.


Review By:    Dr U.

Title:    Made of money

Review Date:  2004-01-14 17:35:28

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Far, far, far too expensive. Price aside the ales are excellent and the range of whiskys mind blowing. The interior is superb, being an eclectic collection of junk, the best description I think of is that it resembles a pub run by Steptoe and Son. If they set prices to reasonable level this would be my regular drinking hole..


Review By:    John Gregor

Title:    Different but expensive

Review Date:  2004-01-12 16:16:58

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

A unique experience, tending to the eccentric side. The place is like a rabbit warren, with the main seating area resembling the inside of a dusty old curiosity shop, with stuffed birds, old rifles, odd plates and all manner of other wierd stuff suspended from the walls and ceiling. The beers is ridiculously expensive even for Edinburgh, around £3/pint (making the name of the place somewhat ironic). They do provide free nibbles, and can be persuaded to provide full table service. A good place to go when you fancy something a bit different.

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