Spylaw27 Spylaw Street
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Attractive, comfortable pub set in an historic village now absorbed by the city. The bar is located to the front and furnished with high stools and high tables. Other areas to the rear are used for dining and are furnished with booths and tables. In addition a conservatory area has windows that overlook the garden and Colinton Dell. Three course meals or bar bites are freshly prepared and served all day. The changing real ales are usually session ale and one at 4.5 to 5% ABV. The SIBA sourced real ales tend to be from a 50 mile radius with Rate My Beer being used to help decide the choice. Previously the pub was known as the Spylaw Tavern, Royal Scot and Colinton Dell Railway Inn. The railway connection explains the 1874 logo as that is when the Colinton Railway Station opened (closed in 1967). The premises manager also runs The Hermitage, Comiston Road in Morningside. WARNING: Feb 2023 - The emphasis has significantly shifted towards food service in all areas. At busy times all tables may be reserved for eating and just 6 stools available at the bar for drinkers. At other times it may be worth booking even for a drink.