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The Bow Bar

80 The West Bow, EDINBURGH, EH1 2HH

If there is one free house that reflects the history and traditions of Edinburgh's Old Town, it's The Bow Bar. With an amazing number of malt whiskies (310 to date), nine real ales poured from traditional tall founts and 50 bottled beers, the focus may be on liquid refreshment but the range of snacks includes haggis, cheese and chilli pies and bridies (meat pastries). Twice a year in January and July, the pub holds ten-day long beer festivals. Tables from old train carriages and a church gantry add to the unique feel of a bar where the sound of conversation makes up for the lack of gaming machines and music.

Further information

Tel: 0131 226 7667
Please quote 'The AA'.

Principal beers

Alechemy, Stewart Fyne Avalanche & Jarl, Tempest, Thornbridge, Fallen Dragonfly, Black Isle Porter, Williams Bros Joker IPA, Cromarty Happy Chappy


All day all week


25-26 Dec


Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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