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@ 20/8/2021
Open Mon - Thu 2 - 10pm; Fri/Sun 12 - 10pm Sat 11am - 10pm. Closing is probably later. Cask ales available, number may vary. Booking advised - call 0131 667 0856. Folk Music Session restarts Sun 22nd Aug 7.30pm.

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Cask & Barrel (Southside)

(formerly Junction Bar)

24-26 West Preston St.

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MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

About the Pub

A modern recreation of a Scottish city tenement bar. The single room, with windows front and back, is divided by a horseshoe bar with a dark-wood gantry adorned with decorative wooden casks. The walls support a fine range of old photos, advertisements and historic brewery and distillery mirrors. Sport is screened on multiple TVs with the sound normally low. This is a good place to try real ales from interesting breweries UK-wide. Children are not admitted.

Winner of the CAMRA Edinburgh and SE Scotland Real Ale Quality Award in 2019.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Stewart Jack Back
  • Swannay Orkney Best
  • Tryst Drovers 80/-

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cromarty --varies--
  • Fyne Ales --varies--
  • Oakham --varies--

Mostly from interesting breweries UK wide.

Source: National

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  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Sunday evening folk music 7.30 to10.30pm.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi


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Cask & Barrel (Southside)

24-26 West Preston St.

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55.939, -3.18


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1m S of centre

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Cask & Barrel (Southside), Edinburgh

Cask & Barrel (Southside)

24-26 West Preston St.

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Return tray
  • Additional Services
  • Pubs with Outstanding Conversions and Restorations
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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