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@ 2/08/2020
REOPENED - REAL ALE AVAILABLE (3 just now) Hours 2.00 - 11.00
One way system in operation, Track and Trace is via signing in sheet and service is via table delivery.
The unique layout already lends itself to social distancing measures but extra partitions have been erected to further compartmentalise the pub.
Still very much the 'John Leslie' experience.

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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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