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@ 1/8/2021
Closed Mon & Tue, otherwise open all day.
Book on line inside & out. 3 cask ales.

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(formerly Spylaw Tavern; Royal Scot)

27 Spylaw Street
EH13 0JT

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday11.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday11.00 am - Midnight
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 10

About the Pub

Attractive, comfortable pub set in an historic village now absorbed by the city. Refurbished to a very high standard in May 2019 under new management. Bar located in front area furnished with high stools and high tables and other areas furnished with booths and tables mainly for dining. A conservatory area has windows that overlook the garden and Colinton Dell. Three course meals or bar bites are freshly prepared and served all day. The changing real ales are usually one at session ale strength and one at 4.5 to 5% ABV. Ideal stop when walking the Water of Leith path. Previously known as Spylaw Tavern, Royal Scot and Colinton Dell Railway Inn. The railway connection explains the 1874 logo as that is when the Colinton Railway Station opened (closed in 1967). SIBA sourced ales tend to be from a 50 mile radius. Rate my beer is used to help decide choice. The premises manager also runs The Hermitage, Comiston Road in Morningside.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Stewart --varies--
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Fyne Ales --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Beer garden.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In front bar area.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    For meals; kid's menu provided.

  • Accommodation Accommodation

    3 rooms above bar managed by Air B'N'B who set rates - will vary by season.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Conservatory area can be reserved.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Ad hoc on a Friday evening.

  • WiFi Wifi


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27 Spylaw Street
EH13 0JT

Sat Nav Reference

55.90768, -3.258203


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Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Lothian: 45 ((10 & 16 further 300m)), 400, 16 (350m to stop), 10 (350m to stop)

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Closest Station (1300m)



3.5m SW of centre

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Spylaw - Edinburgh


27 Spylaw Street
EH13 0JT

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Function Room
  • Lined Glasses
  • Live Music
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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