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Aviator, Newington, Edinburgh

114 Causewayside
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Reviews of Aviator (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Will Larter left this review about Scotch Hop

Following a recent refurbishment there are now three hand pumps on the bar, serving Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Caledonian Deuchars IPA and another blonde beer whose name didn't make it as far as my notebook. There's a motor sport theme, with photos scattered about and an astonishing wooden model of a pre-WWI racing car - a sort of cartoon version of a car rather than anything attempting authenticity. There was a dedicated group of smokers in the doorway, and inside there was a lively atmosphere, though it was noticeable when I was here with my daughter on a recent Saturday night that she was the only woman in the place. Some of the furnishings (tables, light fittings, a Red Indian chief) looked as though they could have been scrounged from some of the local junk shops, or perhaps they were bought with a view to fitting in with the sort of stuff you can pick up locally. While it's a welcome change to see hand pumps appearing in a fairly ordinary locals bar like this, I can't see myself coming here again for a real ale when there are several really good options within five minutes' walk.

On 21st May 2014 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2649 recommendations about 2497 pubs]

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hondo . left this review about Wayside

A central horseshoe bar serves a standard draught selection.

On 9th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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William Purnell left this review about Wayside

The Wayside, a Greene King/Belhaven pub, used to be called Minders. The pub is still operating although the lease is available.

On 16th January 2010 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 218 recommendations about 205 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Edinburgh, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.96 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Slateford, 3 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Aviator, Edinburgh
27th Feb 2020, 19:01
Picture submitted by David Myles approved
27th Feb 2020, 19:01
Picture submitted by David Myles approved

Pub Details

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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 09 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by David Myles
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 May 2014 by ROB Camra
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