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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Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorWe recently used the Hanging Bat’s second birthday as an opportunity to give it a review. As one of the leading beer venues in Edinburgh – and, indeed, Scotland and the UK – it deservedly received five stars. Its success – try visiting on a Friday night to see just how …

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ExteriorOur Beer Man’s Verdict A torrential downpour on a dreich day left me exposed to the elements and in urgent search of shelter. On such a day, what you really want is somewhere warm and welcoming where you can slowly dry out while enjoying a pint. So, caught near the Royal Mile, I somehow found …

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The Hanging Bat Our Beer Man’s Verdict These reviews usually aim to feature new or perhaps unheralded venues which have – or at least claim to have – a strong focus on good beer.Exterior So some of the more long-standing or illustrious Edinburgh venues have not yet featured. The Hanging Bat may not qualify for …

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