The Empress of Broughton Street Our Beer Man’s Verdict I first visited the Empress on its opening night before Christmas, but it was so busy I struggled to get a proper sense of what it was actually like.Exterior My initial feeling on that brief visit was that it was okay – nothing special – but …

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Jones & Son at Salt Horse We’ve written extensively about both Salt Horse and Jones & Son in the past, but as the well known saying goes “you can’t get too much of a good thing”, so here’s some more words about their latest project together.Menu Salt Horse has great beer and had been focussing …

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Whistle Binkies It’s a classic quest poser: which Edinburgh pub boasts the best Scottish draught beer selection?Exterior There are probably a few places that immediately spring to mind, including the Hanging Bat, Salt Horse, Six North or Usher’s. They would probably be near the top of most sensible lists. A few other places may sneak …

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Six Degrees North Our Beer Man had visited Six Degrees North and awarded it the highest accolade of five stars. I’d popped in for a swift and delicious ale shortly after that but was still keen for a longer stay when I might see what they had to offer food wise. A dreary Tuesday provided …

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Dreadnought

Dreadnought The Halfway House – on the fringes of Leith and Newhaven – wasn’t a pub I had ever visited but it is euphemistically described online as “a bit rough round the edges”.Exterior So I didn’t mourn its demise and wasn’t especially excited about it re-opening under new ownership. However, promising signs started to emerge …

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