ExteriorOur Beer Man’s Verdict So many pubs have opened in Edinburgh in recent months loudly trumpeting their craft beer credentials that it can be easy to overlook venues which have been quietly and diligently offering great beer for years. A jaunt to the south side – and an opportunity to sample the excellent pizza at …

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Ox 184

ExteriorOur Beer Man’s Verdict It would be fair to say the Cowgate has always catered for a particular niche of the night-time economy and was never the place to go if you wanted a quiet couple of quality beers. Four years ago, Brewdog took what seemed like a gamble to open one of its first …

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St Vincent

ExteriorA few steps down from street level and in the shadow of the impressively imposing St Stephen’s Church, it could be easy to miss the St Vincent. I suspect its passing trade is limited, as it’s neither on Circus Place – the main thoroughfare into Stockbridge – or bohemian St Stephen’s Street. That seems to …

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VDeep

Our Beer Man’s Verdict Chicken tandooriThe Vintage in Leith opened a couple of years ago, quickly establishing a reputation for good food and good beer and picking up a slew of accolades. Then, almost as quickly, it shut its doors and joined a handful of establishments in Leith which have closed recently. That was a …

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Black Fox

ExteriorIt would be fair to say the premises near the top of Leith Walk now occupied by the newly-opened Black Fox have enjoyed a chequered past. A number of diverse operations have tried to make a go of it, including flamboyant cabaret bars and edgy boozers with eccentric opening hours. BeerPromising “style and quality”, the …

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