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##Level 4 Restrictions apply from 26 Dec 2020. This pub will be closed but MAY operate a takeaway service ##

@ 26/1/21 No take away so far in 2021

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John Leslie

(also known as Leslie's Bar)

45-47 Ratcliffe Terrace

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.30 pm

About the Pub

Recognised by CAMRA as having a nationally important historic interior, this ground floor tenement pub is divided in to two by a fine mahogany counter, gantry with clock and a mirrored snob screen. Small `ticket window` hatches allow customers in the lounge to order drinks without being seen from the public bar. The bar has a banqueted alcove while the lounge has three areas, a small snug by the door, an area around the fire and a quieter corner with banquette seating. The late 19th century decorative plaster work which includes a Lincrusta frieze and the snob screen suggest the bar once catered for a genteel Victorian clientele. A plaque near the fire place gives further details of the history of this superb pub. There is also a fine Knox of Alloa Brewery mirror.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Allendale John Leslies Ale
  • Caledonian Deuchars IPA
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Alechemy --varies--
  • Kelburn --varies--
  • Windswept --varies--

Often from smaller breweries.

Source: National

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John Leslie, Edinburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • UsesAutovac Return tray
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Although this pub is not targeting the family market, children are allowed if over 2 until 9pm.

  • Events Events

    Quiz Monday evening every fortnight.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, chess, crib, backgammom.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional acts. Informal folk session 9pm evry Wednesday.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Major events on BT Sport only.

  • WiFi Wifi


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John Leslie

45-47 Ratcliffe Terrace

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55.933551, -3.177782


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1.5m S of centre.

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