Bow Bar
80 West Row/Victoria Street
off Grassmarket
(0131) 2267667.


Open all day  




Bow Bar  

On a hill below Victoria Terrace south of the city centre in a colourful area of town. A small-ish one room bar with the bar half way down on the right. 11 handpumps serve seven different ales including: Tomintoul Black Gold; Dent Aviator; Duchars IPA; Broughton IPA and Malcoms Golden Vale. No swan necks here, but good old fashioned sparklers. Seating is small leaning rails in front of a padded bench on the left. A real fireplace (gas effect fire) takes up the length of the bar except for a tables and chairs in each window either side of the door (sky TV above). There are other tables and chairs, but not many. A painted wooden floor and high bar gives a dwarfing effect. The walls are decked out in old brewery mirrors and other ephemera. the ceiling is Victorian - and so are the toilets, literally! The large wooden bar back contains more whiskies than I've ever seen. Good access for disabled. No real food served, but hot snacks available sometimes. No accommodation here



Castle View Guest House, 30 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3HT, 0131 226 5784, Single ?30, double ?45 prpn. 





beer, disabled access 


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11 handpumps. 



15 Glengyle Terrace
Edinburgh, EH3 9LN
(0131) 228 1973.
From S:?70, D:?70 per room.