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The Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh

9A Holyrood Road
Phone: 01315565044
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hondo . left this review about The Holyrood 9A

Located just off the main royal mile tourist drag. 4 real ales and 21 "craft keg" and standard keg beers/lagers served as well as food. Meet the brewer nights advertised.

On 23rd September 2013 - no rating submitted
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paulof horsham left this review about The Holyrood 9A

Excellent place, sufficiently far from the main sights to avoid getting too packed with tourists. On the other hand, it's large enough inside to accommodate those who do come, as well as beer-lovers looking for a wide range of craft beer from Scotland and further afield.

Bar service was helpful and knowledgeable, with advice and a taster freely offered. You need that when there's 20-odd beers to choose from (most, if not all, of these will be keg, in case that bothers you). The main thrust of the food menu is burgers: these are are good quality and very fairly priced. Table service is to the same high standard as the bar.

Definitely worth a visit if trekking between the Old Town sights up the hill and the Scottish Parliament (or after a day doing the same).

On 22nd August 2012 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Holyrood 9A

I came across this place by chance, following a bracing walk over the Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, and it not having been reviewed here before I had no idea what to expect behind the rather plain frontage. What you get, however, is a craft beer bar and restaurant the equal of any of the more famous venues of this ilk around the U.K. Behind the bar, there is an array of 16 interesting keg beers and ciders plus four real ale taps (but whether these are gravity or air pressure I forgot to ask). The chalk boards above one of the doors also listed the next guest beers coming on. The layout comprises an irregular-shaped bar with further seating to one side and a dining area to the rear. Being spoilt for choice, I eventually opted for the 6.2% BrewDog Winter Porter (£2.00 for a half, dense and full of flavour - just the job on a cold winter's day). Overall, well worth seeking out (just off the Holyrood end of the Royal Mile).

On 29th January 2012 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Edinburgh, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3.38 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh
29th Oct 2016, 07:32
Request to add pub to area Edinburgh Central by ROB Camra approved
29th Oct 2016, 07:32
Request to add pub to area Edinburgh Central by ROB Camra

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 August 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday9am - Midnight
Monday9am - Midnight
Tuesday9am - Midnight
Wednesday9am - Midnight
Thursday9am - Midnight
Friday9am - 1am
Saturday9am - 1am
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