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Edinburgh City Guide: Best beer gardens

By BzHeriotWatt 24 Mar 2022

Spring has sprung and summer is finally in sight! Let's have a look at the best beer gardens in Edinburgh.

You might have to book ahead for some of these as demand will be high.

The Cumberland Bar

This leafy beer garden is in the heart of New Town and is popular with the locals. The pub offers a great selection of real ales, wines, spirits and delicious food if you're up for some alfresco dining in the sun. The pub is a bit of a hidden gem and is a nice place to relax even though it's amongst the hustle and bustle of the city centre. 

Phone: 0131 558 3134

The Pear Tree

The Pear Tree pub is not far from the University of Edinburgh and so is usually filled with students. It's cheap and cheerful with a large beer garden and a big screen so you can catch all the big matches.

Phone: 0131 667 7533

The Blackbird

This spacious and colourful beer garden is a fantastic place to soak up the sun with a craft beer or two. The walls are decorated with stylish street art and their little outdoor bar opens in the summer, offering fruity cocktails which are perfect for those hot days.

Phone: 0131 228 2280

Cold Town House

Local brewery Cold Town Beer's very own microbrewery is spread over three floors and features a delightful rooftop terrace with a magnificent view of Edinburgh Castle. You can get your favourite tipples from a vintage Nissan van and if you're feeling peckish, freshly made Neapolitan pizzas which are all named after an area of Edinburgh. 

Phone: 0131 357 2865

The Raeburn

Based in the Stockbridge area of the capital, The Raeburn is an upmarket hotel and bar which has a great outdoor space for drinks and food. The beer garden is kitted out with oak benches and there are also heaters so no need to worry if the temperature drops. The bar has a wide selection of cocktails, wines, craft beers and ciders to suit your taste! 

Phone: 0131 332 7000

Indigo Yard

Indigo Yard is nestled on a side street in the West-End area of Edinburgh and is a hotspot for those who like to enjoy a drink in the sun. They have a wide array of beer, cocktails and wine and are serving up a menu featuring delicious dishes made with quality local produce. 

Phone: 0131 220 5603

So spread your wings and enjoy the early sunshine! Just don't forget to drink responsibly.

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