Day Drinking


The Potting Shed

Edinburgh-City-Center

4.1 / 5

May 11, 2018

This attractive new bar on Potterrow is good to its name. The interior is decked like the eponymous shed, all reclaimed timber and gardening implement, a bicycle mounted on one wall and a herb garden in the corner.

This attractive new bar on Potterrow is good to its name. The interior is decked like the eponymous shed, all reclaimed timber and gardening implement, a bicycle mounted on one wall and a herb garden in the corner. A large communal table runs down the middle of the room and there’s a raised area at the back with more seating. They serve a range of craft beers in bottles and on tap, including the popular Jock’s Home Brew, the delicate, elderflower scented Birds and Bees and the potent Smoke Bomb. Draught beer is served by the schooner in measures of 2/3 of a pint. They also offer a range of cocktails, including a refreshing Basil Mojito, the Rosie and Gin, which is scented with rosemary, and Morag’s Crumble, a sweet, rhubarb concoction served in a tea cup like a boozy, liquid dessert. We also really like the sound of the Hot Pot, a mix of scotch honey and Drambuie. The food menu boasts a range of kebabs, a superb signature burger, a hearty fish pie and some seriously addictive haggis and black pudding fritters. You’ll want to save room for the sticky toffee pudding. The space is perhaps a tad over-styled the staff wear natty flat caps and braces for example but the range of beers on offer is excellent and the venue is something of an oasis in the heart of student central. The place is particularly vibrant on weekends, especially if there’s live music playing.

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