The Peartree is a bit of an Edinburgh institution. When the sun comes out in the summer, punters flock here since it’s got perhaps the biggest beer garden in town.
There are something like 40 large picnic benches outside and a stage for live bands in the summer. They wheel out a big outdoor screen for sport too, but in my experience it’s a bit washed out in the bright sunshine.
Inside it’s quite a nice traditional-looking wood-panelled room with a large central bar.
As part of Caledonian Heritable, it’s a sister pub of the Blind Poet, Ryan’s Bar, Tiles etc.
This was pub 12 of 15 on our Christmas bender.
Sorry, but by this point of the evening the note-taking had ceased completely, so I’ve no beery details. I can see from the photo that there are around 8-10 keg taps and I think there were 4 guest casks. You can bet they’ve got Calton Gold on, Caledonian Heritable’s house lager, brewed by Belhaven. I’m fairly sure they’ve got Blue Moon too, I think I see a Fosters tap in the photo, and they’re very likely to have Guinness. On cask there was at least Caledonian Deuchars and a Barney’s. I don’t recognise the other two blurry pump clips in the photo.
Likely to be sub-£4 per pint.
I’m not sure if there’s food on during the winter, but they’ve got a barbequeue hut outside in the summer at least.
Aforementioned massive beer garden, and The Counting House upstairs is essentially their function room/suite.