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Halfway House

24 Fleshmarket Close, EDINBURGH, EH1 1BX

Hidden down one of the Old Town's 'closes' (a narrow alleyway, often with a flight of steps and enclosed by tall buildings), the cosy interior of this pub is adorned with railway memorabilia and throngs with locals, tourists, lawyers, students and beer aficionados supping interesting ales from Scottish microbreweries, perhaps Houston Peter's Well and Cairngorm Trade Winds. Mop up the ale with some traditional Scottish bar food made from fresh produce - Cullen skink; stovies and oatcakes; or haggis, tatties and neeps perhaps. Look out for the regular beer festivals, but if beer is not your thing, then perhaps sample a few of the 40 or so whiskies displayed behind the bar.

Further information

Tel: 0131 225 7101
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Stewart Pentland IPA, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Cairngorm Trade Winds, Houston Peter's Well, Cromarty, Alechemy, StrathBraan, Knops


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.

Payment information

Credit cards not accepted



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Use the route planner for your trip

From Royal Mile (close to x-roads with North & South bridges) into Cockburn St. Into Fleshmarket Close, or take flight of steps off Cockburn St on right

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