#63: The Rose and Crown, Rose Street, Edinburgh

The Rose and Crown, Rose Street, Edinburgh (exterior)

What used to be a very straight-forward, almost old man pub has been spruced up with some black paint, gold picture frames, dim lighting and funky music in an attempt to lure a younger, trendier audience, or so I suppose. They haven’t over-done it, there are still strong elements of “proper” pub like wood panelling, hooks on the bar and a fireplace (I think), essentially still a traditional pub. It seems to be working as it was almost busy, but we still managed to get a table.

The Bar

The Rose and Crown, Rose Street, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

Nice to see a break from the usual cask suspects, all Hallowe’en themed: Harviestoun Number of the Beast, Caledonian Poltergeist Porter, Broughton Lantern Jack. On keg: McEwan’s 80, Caledonia Best, Harviestoun Schiehallion, Heverlee, Tennent’s Lager, Guinness. There’s also a modest whisky selection.

Our round was £17.20 for 5 pints, so around £3.44 per pint.

Food

Small menu of mostly classic pub grub, e.g. Fish & chips, Steak & ale pie, Mac & Cheese, Haggis from £5.50 to £9.50.

Amenities

There was football on 2 TVs during this visit. Music on the stereo was mostly funky chillout like Mr Scruff etc. They have regular live music, but it still hadn’t started yet probably due to the football.

Castle View

Zip.

Links

Facebook: Rose And Crown

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