Volunteer Arms [Staggs]81 North High St.
See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.
Superb pub run by the same family since 1858. Its bar and snug are traditional, with wooden floors, wood panelling and mirrors from defunct local breweries. There is an attractive gantry topped with old cask and a large TV regularly showing sports. The more modern lounge opens at the weekend and there is a partially covered beer garden. Real ales change regularly and are mostly pale and hoppy.
Local CAMRA Lothian Pub of the Year 2023, and winner of many previous awards. See the wall of the bar!
Also see the online merch shop