Cumberland Bar

Stylish New Town Victorian bar with beer garden

Cumberland Bar, Edinburgh

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 classics with a few modern twists. A Sunday roast is also available, with options including lamb, mutton and veal.

It’s a popular place with locals and workers from the nearby offices, although now that the huge Battlestar Galactica shaped RBS technology centre on Fettes Row has closed, the lunchtime and after-work crowds are a little less manic.

They have always had a great real ale selection, with eight taps pouring a good mix of local and guest suppliers.
The main bar area is wood panelled with many period details remaining and, with the open fire, it’s a great place to spend a chilly winter evening.


Beer gardens and, indeed any, outside space are at a premium in the New Town and the Cumberland bar has one of the biggest and brightest beer gardens going.

Cumberland Bar’s website

Address: 1-3 Cumberland Street, EH3 6RT

Phone: +44 131 558 3134