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Submitted on Wednesday, 10th June 2015
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Mid Yoken, East Craigs, Edinburgh

75 Craigmount Brae
Edinburgh
EH12 8XF
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Colin Walker left this review about Mid Yoken

The name commemorates the spot nearby, which was the site of an old steading, which has long since gone. The steading sat here within the endless fields and pastures of what was then a rural country landscape. The steading was the middle meeting place of the ploughmen, who with their teams ploughed the land from the grey dawn ‘til dusk. It was a hard life, and for the horses and men now tiring in the middle of the day, it was their resting place. It was here that they came to exchange their weary horses for fresh horses that were yoked to the plough ready for then to continue their labours. Hence the name mid-yoken, meaning “The middle place to yoke the horses”. The pub sits in the centre of large housing scheme and is not particularly easy to find. It is a typical new housing scheme pub. The pub has a separate bar and lounge and usually the bar is very busy unless there is a function going on to open the lounge. The bar area has a pool table and games machines. If arriving from a westerly direction there is parking available at the shops across the road and from an easterly direction there is parking at the rear.

On 10th June 2015 - rating: 10
[User has posted 696 recommendations about 691 pubs]

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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh Gateway, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
South Gyle, 1.57 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Edinburgh Park, 2.59 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Mid Yoken, Edinburgh
10th Jun 2015, 13:39
Review submitted by Colin Walker
 
10th Jun 2015, 12:02
Request to remove pub from area Barnton by Colin Walker approved

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