Pubs with a Twist (Part Two) – Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a mass of watering holes and as the legend goes, we Scots like a wee dram or two. This also shows in the figures with Edinburgh having the most pubs and licensed premises in Scotland. At the last count this was over 720 pubs!

Edinburgh Best Pubs Part 2

Last week we explored the mad goings on in the Jekyll and Hyde, Ensign Ewart located at the highest point in Edinburgh, the oldest pub – The Sheep Heid Inn and the oldest pub – The White Hart Inn, located in the Grassmarket, part of the old town in Edinburgh.

Did you know there is only 100 years difference between the Old Town and the New Town in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Best Pubs: Six Nations Rugby at The Peartree, Edinburgh.
Six Nations Rugby at The Peartree, Edinburgh.

Panda and Sons

Panda and Sons opened in 2013, located in the new town its one of the more quirky establishments in Edinburgh.  The frontage as a barbershop, I was intrigued on my first visit to see what it was like inside.  The place has a homely vintage style and a touch of sophisticated class with a range of cocktail’s and beers available. Table service is available by the 1920’s styled barbers.

Edinburgh Best Pubs: The vintage barber shop exterior of Panda & Sons, Edinburgh.
The vintage barber shop exterior of Panda & Sons, Edinburgh.

The Wee Pub

The Wee Pub is the smallest pub in Scotland at only 4.5m by 5.2m can host up to 20 people (standing room only), opened in 2013.  What it lacks in space it makes up for in atmosphere and banter.

Edinburgh Best Pubs: Standing room only at The Wee Pub, Edinburgh.
Standing room only at The Wee Pub, Edinburgh.

The Peartree

The Peartree is an 18th century pub located in the heart of student territory, has lots going on! Voted the best outside area of 2014. It offers something for everyone.  Having a real fire to warm you up during the winter months, and a great crowd during the summer months with live entertainment throughout the Edinburgh Festival.

Edinburgh Best Pubs: Award winning outdoor area at The Peartree, Edinburgh.
Award winning outdoor area at The Peartree, Edinburgh.

The Oxford Bar

The Oxford Bar is the best Literary bar in Edinburgh. Famous for being Ian Rankin’s local and also Ken Stott who played Ian Rankin’s main character “Inspector Rebus”. With Edinburgh being voted UNESCO City of Literature and home to the International Book Festival there is no surprise that you could meet some of the Countries greatest authors.  The Oxford Bar has a cosy and welcoming atmosphere with a rare real fire.  Great for the cold Scottish evenings.

Edinburgh Best Pubs: A rare fire at The Oxford Bar.
A rare fire at The Oxford Bar.

If you’ve had a wee dram or two why not extend your visit and stay in the best accommodation in Edinburgh.

Have you visited at least one of these best pubs in Edinburgh? We would love to hear from you.  Please comment below. Thanks!

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