REAL ALE SPECIAL
I Ubiquitous Chip Ashton Lane. 334 5007. This enormously popular bar/restaurant is a favourite among professionals. media moguls. bohemians and assorted West Iind punters who indulge to the full in scofting and supping. In addition to the extensive list of wines and malt whiskies there‘s old favourites Caledonian 80/- and Deuchar’s IPA.
I Bannerman’s Cowgate. 556 3254. Set in the vatrlts of the Cowgate. this stone- walled bar features wooden tables. a htrge throne. and throbs with atmosphere. There are five regular real ales including Theakston's Best. Deuchar‘s IPA and both Caley and Mcliwan's 8(l/-. At the time of writing the two guest pumps are dispensing ()rkney Dark Island and Red MacGregor. Their Sunday branches are a legend in. well. their own hrtrnchtime.
I Raw Bar West Bow. 226 7667. This traditional Scots pub with pews. bare ﬂoorboards and an old hack gantry caters for the serious ale hound with at least eight to choose from. Regulars in the litre- up include Courage Directors. Caledonian 80/- and IPA while there‘s also a high turnover ofguest ales. featuring the likes of Flying Firkirt and Jennings.
I Caley Sample Room 58 Angle Park Terrace. 337 72(H. The complete range of Caledonian ales are on offer here and transporting them from the brewery isn't a problem since it‘s only a stone's-throw away. Caley‘s beers just keep on winning awards which could explain why this place is always mobbed when there’s rugby on the box of a Saturday afternoon. I Cask And Barrel Broughton Street. 556 3I32. Located in a street teeming with boozers. this big. old fashioned bar has a lively. relaxed atmosphere and a loyal band of regulars. The mainstay real ales come mainly from Caledonian and Boddington's with Deuchar's IPA. Bass. Caledonian 8()/- and Border Special. while guests include Hopscotch and Freshers. Their Scotch pies are bloody good and their Thai lunches even better. I Cumberland Bar Cumberland Street. 558 3I34. Ifsupping beer‘s your thing in life then. as far as choice goes. there‘s no better place to do it than here. With a minimum often ales on tap. including Bass Export. Timothy Taylor Landlord, Deuchar‘s IPA and all-year-round Murray Summer Ale. there's a Scottish bias and a keeness to support independent Scottish breweries. A diverse bunch frequent this
award-winning New Town bar which has an abundance of wood and a roaring coal lire as well as a fine collection of antique nrirrors.
I Drew Nicol’s Cockhurn Street. 225
l-l-l I. Attracting a mixture of sttrdents and professionals. this bright. lively bar. complete with horsey pics and memorabilia. displays a definite patriotism as far as heer‘s concerned. Guests change regularly and featured among the liquid line-up are Black Sheep. Pedigree. Drews 8()/- and London Pride. I Golden Rule Yeaman Place. 22‘) 34 I 3. Be it a quiet pint or a raucous sesh you‘re after. with two separate bar areas. the Golden Rule will see you right. There‘s a good variety of beers on offer. including old favotrrites like Caledonian 80/- and l)euchar's IPA together with ()rkney Dark Island and a variety ofgttest ales including seasonal offerings from Harviestoun and Young's Winter Warmers.
I Guildtord Arms West Regent Street. 556 43 I2. Variety is the name of the game here. There are eleven real ales on offer with the likes of Belhaven 6()/-. Bass. Orkney Dark Island and the ever-popular Caledonian 80/-. There are also seasonal specials and more rare brews such as Traquair and Isle of Skye on the guest list. I Kay’s Bar Jamaica Street. 225 1858. If you‘re in search of a pint without the frills. this Victorian-ster boozer has a
Bannerman’s for beer and brunch
splendid variety. Among others there’s Flowers original. Boddington’s bitter and Mcliwan’s 8()/- to put a smile on your face. as well as Courage Winter Warmers to keep your heart aglow.
I Malt And Hops The Shore. 555 0083. This cosy wee pub is a popular hang-out among old and young in search of nothing fancier than a pint and a blether. An open lire adds to the warm. friendly atmosphere and a variety of beers. mainly from south of the Border. include four regularly changing guests. with Pedigree among the mainstays.
I Oxford Bar Young Street. 539 7| [9. The word rugby used in conjunction with a bar may ring alarm bells among many. but this old-fashioned. rugby-orientated boozer has a loyal band of regulars. predominantly from the over 30 bracket. Aside frorn dissecting the day’s game. punters gather to sup their beer. with offerings including Belhaven Beachcomber. Deuchar‘s IPA. Boddington's and Belhaven 80/-.
I World’s End High Street. 556 3628. This friendly. traditional city boozer. complete with tartan carpets and stone walls. fills up with all and sundry. from students to OAPs and is popular among professionals in search of a post-work quaff. Belhaven owned. they offer four real ales including St Andrew's. Sandy Hunter's and Belhaven 80/-. served up by exceptionally chatty bar staff.
Your genial host tor the night at the Brewery rap
IN BEER WE TRUST
Live Blues every Tuesday night
Live Folk every Thursday
All musicians welcome
The State, 148 Holland Street, Glasgow 0141 332 2159
Peebleshire. Tel: 01896 830229
Traquair Bear Ale, Greenmantle, plus Cider
all on handpumps
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