#220: The Kilderkin, Canongate, Edinburgh

The Kilderkin, Canongate, Edinburgh (exterior)

The Kilderkin is a traditional pub that’s way bigger inside than you might expect. There’s lots of dark wood everywhere you look, church pews and a few sofas, big booths and a vaulted ceiling. The walls are adorned with classic album covers from Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Red Hot Chilli Peppers etc, and there are many LPs stuck to the wall above the bar.

It was pretty quiet, just us, one old fella and a couple of tables of young tourists. Pubs we visited on the Royal Mile a few weeks ago seemed pretty busy, bucking the usual trend across town of Tuesdays being quiet. It appears that the tourist effect doesn’t quite stretch this far down. Music was good (all I remember was classic David Bowie) and the staff seemed very friendly.

The manager has recently re-aquired the Blue Blazer after a few years hiatus.

Please excuse the crap photos, I left my proper camera behind tonight, these are from my phone.

The Bar

The Kilderkin, Canongate, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

Cask: Top Out Staple Pale and Smoked Porter, Caledonian Golden XPA, Stewart’s Holyrood.

Keg: Krusovice, Heineken, Caledonian Three Hop, Fosters, Murphy’s, McEwans 70, Symonds cider.

I’ve no notes on the price of a pint.


£1 pizza night on a Monday. Burgers allegedly very good, but they were only serving pizzas by this time (only ~615pm). Burgers are aparently only on over lunch and the afternoon. We were sad. Other non-pizza food is mostly pub classics, all around £9.

Castle View



Twitter: @kil_der_kin


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