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Kays Bar

Edinburgh, Scotland

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Kays Bar, 39 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 6HF

(0131) 225 1858

www.kaysbar.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11am-midnight

Saturday: 11am-1am Fri,

Sunday: 12.30-11

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Cosy, enjoyably chatty backstreet pub with good value lunchtime food and an excellent choice of well kept beers

A marvellous choice of drinks here includes around seven real ales on handpump with four constants - maybe Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Fyne Ales Jarl, Theakstons Best and Timothy Taylors Landlord - plus more than 50 malt whiskies aged from eight to 50 years old, 20 gins and half a dozen wines by the glass. A friendly little backstreet pub, it's surprisingly untouristy and décor is simple with big casks and vats arranged along the walls, old wine and spirits merchants' notices and gas-type lamps. Also, long, curving, well worn, red plush wall banquettes and stools around cast-iron tables on red carpet, and red pillars supporting a red ceiling. A quiet panelled back room (a bit like a library) leads off, with a narrow, plank-panelled pitched ceiling and a collection of books ranging from dictionaries to ancient steam-train books for boys; a lovely coal fire in winter and board games. In days past, the pub was owned by John Kay, a whisky and wine merchant: wine barrels were hoisted up to the first floor and dispensed through pipes attached to nipples that are still visible around the ceiling light rose. Dogs are allowed before midday and after 2.30pm.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

Price Award

Price Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 67 votes cast


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