#126: St Bernard’s Bar, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh

St Bernard's Bar, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh (exterior)

A small traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere, all locals except for us, and one of the only places so far where we got chatting with punters (as opposed to staff) about our tour. The barman was friendly too.

The decor is typical whites and maroons, a wooden bar, a few old photos and brewery mirrors and TVs for the footy. Don’t take this the wrong way, but it even smells of a traditional pub, something I’ve not smelled in a long time. Not that it was dirty or anything, just a sort of vaguely smoky, musty man-pub smell. For some reason I miss that! There’s a lounge bar upstairs, open Fridays and Saturdays, and available for hire.

The Bar

St Bernard's Bar, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

Just Caledonian Deuchars on cask, but it was the nicest Deuchars I’ve had in a long time. On keg there was McEwan’s 80, Stella Artois, Tennent’s Lager, Belhaven Best and Strongbow.

£8.35 for 2.5 pints and an Irn Bru. I’m guessing it’s around £3 a pint then, relatively cheap.


Nuts, crisps etc.


Lounge bar upstairs is available for private parties.

Castle View



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