#22: The Spiders Web, Morrison Street, Edinburgh

The Spiders Web, Morrison Street, Edinburgh (exterior)

Update 2015/02/04: Closed. Reopened February 2015 as “The Jolly Botanist“.

On a Tuesday night after work this was fairly quiet, just a few locals huddled round the bar, and a young couple near the door. It seems like the sort of place that could get fairly lively at the weekend.

The Spiders Web, Morrison Street, Edinburgh (interior)

What’s interesting is all the Beatles memorabilia on the walls. I’ve got no idea why, but virtually every available surface is covered in photos, platinum discs, posters, postcards etc of the Beatles. There must be some story behind it.

They had the radio on, not sure what station, but it was playing erstwhile classics from the likes of Scott Walker, Frank Sinatra and Frankie Lymon.

Beer

Very much a McEwan’s pub, not something you see all that often in the centre of Edinburgh any more. They had McEwan’s 70/-, 80/-, Lager and Extra Cold. There was also Guinness, Fosters, John Smith’s and Kronenbourg 1664. No real ale in sight.

Our round of 4 pints and a soft drink was £14.70, so let’s say around £3.30 per pint.

Food

No evidence of any food on the go other than crisps and nuts etc.

Castle View

Nope.

The Spiders Web, Morrison Street, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

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2 responses to “#22: The Spiders Web, Morrison Street, Edinburgh

  1. Closed.

    Now reopening as upmarket gin bar The Jolly Botanist. Seems imminent. Haymarket is the next part of central Edinburgh to gentrify, all the way out towards Gorgie

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