Malt and Hops

The Malt and Hops is a traditional public house located by the Water of Leith in the Shore area. It’s a one-room affair with all manner of knickknacks and brewing memorabilia covering the walls and […]


Thistle Street Bar

The Thistle Street Bar is a small, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pub to be found on a quiet street just behind the retail behemoth that is George Street. Missing it would be a shame as it is a […]


The Waverley Bar

The Waverley Bar Owned by the same family since the 1920s, the Waverley bar was closed for over a year after the death of the legendary ‘Captain’ Ian Walker in 2016. There were real fears […]


Leith Depot

Bar, cafe, restaurant, venue and social hub – the Leith Depot wears a coat of many colours and wears it well. The main bar area is an unpretentious and bright open space, with large picture […]

Beer Garden

The Pear Tree

Home to one of Edinburgh’s biggest beer gardens, the Pear Tree is a veritable Edinburgh institution. While the recent refurbishment may not be to everyone’s taste, and the loss of the Blind Poet is nothing […]


Star Bar

Hidden away up Northumberland Street Lane, which runs between Dublin Street and Nelson Street in the New Town, the Star Bar is one of Edinburgh’s true hidden gems! It has probably the best jukebox in […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Finn & Bear

Operated by the same people who run the Pantry in Stockbridge and Colinton, Finn & Bear is a welcome addition to the range of bars and eateries on the Leith Shore. It is situated on […]


Lioness of Leith

Located just across from Tesco, The Lioness of Leith is a pretty happening spot tucked away on the otherwise drab Duke Street and it is definitely worth seeking out. The decor tips its hat to […]

Beer Garden

Cumberland Bar

Tucked away at the Drummond Place end of Cumberland Street, the Cumberland bar (or the Cumbie as it’s known to its regulars) is a relaxed and cosy Victorian-style bar. The daily menu combines unpretentious gastropub […]