#7: Cask and Barrel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Cask and Barrel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Right down at the bottom of Broughton Street at the roundabout, this place has good, well kept beer, helpful staff, a nice horseshoe bar and general woodenness. It was quiet tonight, but is often a lot busier.

Beer

I forgot to write all the beers down, sorry. There was definitely Caledonian Deuchars, 80 and Golden X.P.A., Fyne Ales Jarl, Hoggleys Pump Fiction (that’s a new one on me), and I had an Elland Brewery Nettle Thrasher which I quite enjoyed. There were at least a couple of other hand-pumps too, their maximum being 10 lines. On keg: Stella Artois, Tennents, Belhaven Best, Pilsner Urquell and probably Guinness too.

Our round came out at £9.90 for 3 pints, quite respectable at £3.30 a pint.

Food

Not much but crisps of an evening it seems. They do meals at lunch time, I’m told, and the nachos are pretty good by all accounts.

Amenities

There are a few TVs and there’s usually sport on, with big crowds for big games. I get the impression it’s more of a football pub than rugby or much else, but that’s just a hunch, no basis in fact!

Castle View

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Cask and Barrel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh (interior)

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