Edinburgh -West End 2/2

Trail 2- Princes St to Haymarket Station
Around the corner and walking down Shandwick Place is The Grosvener and back over on the left at a corner is the Au Bar.
You are now in a large impressive crescent called Coates Crescent. Back track a little to the side road across Shandwick Place from the Au Bar. This is called Stafford St. Walk up this and take the first left into William St. Along here, opposite one another, are Teuchters and Bert's Bar. Continue along William Street and turn left and walk back down to the middle of Coates Cescent.
There is now a short walk to the Mercat Bar still on the right hand pavement and then, finally, on the opposite side of the road is The Haymarket. On the opposire junction, besdie the station, is Ryries. 
These last two bars are also the first two of trail 2. This makes it possible to link these to together into one long trail.

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Au Bar (think chemical symbols!). this is a long bar with seat & drinking area at front with serving bar. Beyond this is more for dining and then doors to beer garden.

Have one here
real ale : Bitter & Twisted, Golden Amber, Foxy Blonde
heavy : Caledonian Best
lager : Tennents, Stella, Strap
 cider : Brother's Pear Guinness

Bert's Bar has tables to the left and then a thin bar with not much standing room. To the right is a large open room with seating. Staff were great. Gets busy.
Featured in Bob Steel's Edinburgh Pub Walks

Have more here
real ale : Deuchars, Stewart Zymic,Mellow Yellow, Landlord,
  Red Smiddy, William's Red, Schidhhallion
heavy :Joker, Caledonian Best
lager : Tennent's, Stella Black
cider :Magners, Blackthorn Guinness

Teuchters  is a two room pub opened up. lots of seating and standing in front part where the attractive bar is. Further seating through to rear. Helpful staff. Gets packed
Featured in Bob Steel's Edinburgh Pub Walks
The Good Beer Guide (CAMRA) 2016
Have more here
real ale : Deuchars, Red Rocker (Cromatory Brewery), Jarl, Landlord, Dark Munro
heavy :Innis & Gunn Oak Aged, Bellhaven Best, Brew Dog Punk
lager : Amstel, Black Isle, Peroni, Weihenstephen, West 4
cider :Magners, Blackthorn Guinness

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Mercat Bar is a small bar/diner successfully trying for the intimate style - Mood music and lighting, and large TV. Attracts the premium lager drinkers. Not much room at bar. It has a whisky bar and more tables downstairs.

Have half pint here
real ale : Deuchers
heavy : Bellhaven Best
lager : Tennent's, Stella, West 4, Kozel, Cruzcampo
 cider : Aspall Guinness

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Haymarket is a large pub set on the apex of a Y-junction which gives it an more interesting shape insdie. It is a Nicolson's pub - one of 7 in the city. There is a lot of room in it but it can be crowded at the bar. 12 pumps of real ale were available. There is more seating upstairs
Have a pint here

real ale : Deuchars, Jack Black, Nicolson's Pale Ale, Carte Noir
  Black Swan, Topaz Gold, Junga, 80/- Stewart
heavy : John Smith, McEwan's 70/-
lager : Tennent's, Carling, Peroni, San Miguel
cider : Aspall Guinness

Ryries bar is just outside Haymarket station. There is a long bar with a smaller sitting room beyond. Six pumps but only one on to sell real ale. Fridges were bare and some lager was off. It has an attractive public bar feel. Entrance doors a bit cramped, especially if smokers there.
Featured in Bob Steel's Edinburgh Pub Walks
One of Scotland's Heritage Pubs - CAMRA
Have one here
real ale : Flying Scotsman (more pumps but no more beer)
heavy : Caledonian Best
lager : Carling Stella, Fosters, Bud
 cider : Strongbow Guinness

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