Edinburgh - The Royal Mile

Trail 6 The Royal Mile (Brown Icons)

Starting at the top and travelling down the left hand pavement The Royal Mille then returning up the hill on the opposite side - still the left!
The Ensign Ewart, followed by The Jolly Judge, Deacon Brodies, The Albanach, then three next door to each other - The Mitre, The Royal Mile Tavern and The Whiski Bar. Then on to Number 1 High St, The Tolbooth Tavern and finally The Kilderkiln.
First on the return journey is Canon's Gait, then The White Horse, The Worlds End, Inn on The Mile and stopping at The Royal McGregor

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Drink and Music

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Speyside Whisky Song

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Ensign Ewart is a small two roomed pub at the top of the Royal Mile. Low beamed roof and quite dark it has traditional wooden chairs and tables with settles round side. Decoration reflects battle of Waterloo time. Practically empty pub for one so close to the Castle. Code for toilet! Does food
Have one here
real ale : Flying Scotsman; Deuchers; Black Sheep
heavy : Bellhaven Best,
lager :Stella; Carlsberg
 cider : Magners Guinness

The Jolly Judge is a small pub found down a short close which opens out to the pub’s courtyard with outside seating. A few further steps down there is the entrance to a small bar. Seating to the right, servery and some tables to the left. Low ceiling and low light gives a cellar feel to it.
CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2016
Have a pint here.
Real ale; Galaxy burst (Alchemy)
Heavy: Long White Cloud Pale Ale
Lager: St Mungo;
Rosie Pig Cider; Magners Guinness

Deacon Brodies Tavern (Nicolson’s house) is an impressive corner bar looking out on The Royal Mile. There is seating to either side of the entrance and along the right hand windows. The servery is to the back left. food is on offer all day and there is further dining space upstairs. Nicolson’s usual style of dark wood, small tables and fancy gantry.
Have a pint here.
Real ale; Deuchers; Shropshire Gold (Salopian);
Stewart’s 80/-; Nilcolson’s Pale Ale;
White Witch (Moorhouses) ; Winter Lightning
Lager: Tennent’s; Peroni; Schiehallion; Stella; Carling
Cider: Mortimer Guinness

Albanach is a small corner bar (Bellhaven pub). There is seating either side of the door. There is a fire on the left wall and then the L-shaped bar comes out . Short benches and small tables along right hand side wall. There is a large dining room through a door at the back of the bar. Outside seating.
Have a pint here.
Real ale; Bellhaven IPA; St Andrews; Bellhaven 80/- Common (Knops)
Heavy: Bellhaven Best;
Lager: Peroni; Tennent’s; Stella; Carling
Strongbow Cider Guinness

The Mitre (Nicolson’s)is an impressive bar looking out on The Royal Mile. There is seating to either side of the entrance. The bar narrows with an L-shaped severy and seating continuing down the left hand side. At rear is a large dining area. Nicolson’s usual style of dark wood, small tables, mirrors and fancy gantry. Outside seating. Food all day.
Have a pint here.
Real ale; Deuchers; Stewart’s 80/-; Nilcolson’s Pale Ale;
Otter Bright; Nutty Black (Thwaites)
Lager: Tennent’s; Peroni; Stella; Carling

The Royal Mile Tavern has an attractive frontage. Inside a long wooden floor leading to a bar at the back right. Tall tables to right, small tables to left. Small seating area up a few stairs at the back of the room. Outside seating
Have a pint here.
Real ale; 4 pumps with Edinburgh Castle and Deuchers
Heavy: Royal Mile Gold; Joker ; Caledonia Best
Lager: Leffe; Innes & Gunn Lager; Tennent’s; Estrella
Magners Guinness

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Whiski Bar has small marble cafe like tables and chairs after the entrance. As tables become rectangular and brown the bar starts on the right hand side. After the bar the room narrows a little and then opens out again with a large back room. This has round the side seating and tables. It also has a large drop down screen for TV events. Does food all day and music every evening from 9pm. Picture window overlooks Royal Mile. There is outside seating on the Royal Mille. As the name implies it has a proud range of whiskys with recommendations and tasting notes for beginners.
Have a pint here.

Real ale: Deuchers; Edinburgh Castle
Heavy: Caledonian 80/-; Innes & Gunn Original; Caesar Augustus
Lager: Three Hop; 1664; Innes & Gunn; Tennent’s
Rosie Cider Guinness

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