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Jolly Judge

7 James Court
493 Lawnmarket

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - Midnight
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 3pm

About the Pub

Comfortable small bar with an attractive painted ceiling just off the Royal Mile hidden down an Old Town close. Outdoor tables in the close provide extra seating. The real ales are usually from smaller breweries UK-wide. A varying selection of six ciders is also available. This is a welcome spot for refreshment after visiting the castle and other old town attractions. Dogs are permitted after 3pm, but no children inside. CAMRA Scotland and Northern Ireland Cider Pub of the Year 2022.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cromarty --varies--
  • Fyne --varies--
  • Tempest --varies--

Often from smaller breweries, UK wide.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Varies - up to 6 available.
    Check if they are real at Producer List.
    Find out about Real Cider and Perry and CAMRA’s #NotFromConcentrate criteria at Real Cider and Perry.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Cider festivals. 2 or 3 every year.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Not during COVID restrictions.

  • Garden Garden

    Tables with umbrellas in close.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    After 3pm.

  • Events Events

    Quiz every Monday.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi


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Jolly Judge

7 James Court
493 Lawnmarket

Sat Nav Reference

55.9494, -3.194


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (320m)

Lothian Buses

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Nearby Station (370m)


Nearby Metro (400m)

Princes Street


Old Town

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Jolly Judge - Edinburgh

Jolly Judge

7 James Court
493 Lawnmarket

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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