#154: Jekyll & Hyde, Hanover Street, Edinburgh

 Jekyll & Hyde, Hanover Street, Edinburgh (exterior)

The main selling point at Jekyll & Hyde is the quirky gothic-ish decor. There’s lots of dark wood, mismatching candelabras, creepy artefacts in display cabinets, a sarcophagus, banisters, fake-looking organ pipes behind the bar, random ironmongery, tartan and leather seats, etc, etc. The pièce de résistance is the cunningly disguised toilet doors which causes no end of confusion and occasional desperation. There’s a similar “eerie” theme to the drinks menu with their trademark “7 Deadly Sins” cocktail list.

Jekyll & Hyde, Hanover Street, Edinburgh (interior)

It was really quiet on this visit. We more or less had the place to ourselves (Tuesday night, circa 8:45pm). I’ve seen it very busy at the weekends.

Part of Eerie Pub Co, it’s got three sister bars across the UK. Also being part of TCG Management Services it’s closely related to Finnegan’s Wake across town too.

The Bar

 Jekyll & Hyde, Hanover Street, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

One cask tap but it was off on this visit. Kegs: Guinness, Hobgoblin, Carling, Strongbow, Tennent’s Lager, Stella Artois, John Smith’s.

Cocktails are all around £4 to £4.50 with even better value for money if you opt for a pitcher.

No record of the price of our round. That’s twice in a row. Likely fairly average beer prices.

Food

Mains and burgers around £6.50 to £8. Burgers add £1 for a drink too. Lighter lunchy things too for under a fiver. Nachos sound like they need sampled (you listening Russ?). Meal deals – any two from a set list for £8.

Amenities

“The Crypt Bar” downstairs is available for private hire. There are a couple of tables outside on the pavement.

Castle View

Nada.

Links

Website: www.eerie-pubs.co.uk/jekyll-hyde
Facebook: Jekyll & Hyde
Twitter: @JekyllEdinburgh
Parents: Eerie Pub Co., TCG Management Services

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