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Jinglin' Geordie, Edinburgh

20 Fleshmarket Close
Edinburgh
EH1 1QA
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David Ross left this review about Jinglin' Geordie

This is one of two pubs picturesquely situated on the steep, narrow, pedestrian only Fleshmarket Close and actually sits on top of the other one, "The Halfway House." It consists of a smallish, one room L-shaped bar with two TV screens and low level music playing. There were three real ales on hand pump - Robert Burns Brown Ale ( at £3.45 a pint), Deuchars IPA and Fyne Ales Jarl. Guinness, Belhaven Best, Greene King East Coast IPA and Tennent's, Carling, Peroni and Heineken lagers are also available, as is Strongbow cider. The varied decor includes stag's antlers, stained glass windows and a grandfather clock. There is also a photograph of a slightly inebriated looking George Best drinking here with his Hibernian team mates during his time playing for the Edinburgh club.

On 19th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Jinglin' Geordie

As a contrast to the Half Way House just down the hill, this is a fairly ordinary, slightly scruffy, back-street bar of a type to be seen in many Scottish towns. By way of a pleasant change, though, there are three hand pumps on the bar, but it has to be said with a couple of fairly ordinary beers (Belhaven and Deuchars), plus Cock of the Walk from Williams Brothers of Alloa, one of my favourite breweries. To be honest, this turned out to be fairly ordinary as well.

My notes made as the time refer to some good quality stained glass and a good quality sound track too, but what was actually playing I couldn't tell you. Worth a visit only if the Half Way House is full to bursting.

Date of visit: 6th June 2015

On 7th September 2015 - rating: 5
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Jinglin' Geordie

Always the next port of call after the Halfway House just below once saw George Best in here when he played for Hibs waiting for his train back to Cheshire and he was sober and talking away to everyone.

On 12th August 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3.35 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
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30th Mar 2019, 21:44
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30th Mar 2019, 21:44
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by hondo .
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