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Kays Bar

39 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HF, Scotland
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Think intimate

Four tables in bar room and two in snug. 8-10 tap beers and many spirits. Good pub food. Best is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Great proper pub !

Nice local pub without any fuss. Nice and cosy. Great beers. A little effort to find, but worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bray, Ireland
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This friendly bar has a large selection of whiskeys.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“small pub” (3 reviews)
“steak pie” (2 reviews)
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39 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HF, Scotland
New Town
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four tables in bar room and two in snug. 8-10 tap beers and many spirits. Good pub food. Best is that is blocks away from tourists and can be quiet if other guests aren't loud types. Bar keeper is a great asset. Is not hard...More

Thank Quaker1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice local pub without any fuss. Nice and cosy. Great beers. A little effort to find, but worth the effort. Friendly staff and very helpful in terms of what is going on in the locality. Not mad about the TV screens - but it is...More

Thank YoungAckie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Great atmosphere in a small cozy pub. Real ales on tap. Server was interactive without being intrusive.

Thank NLitchfield
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Cosy bar with nice atmosphere. Barrels stacked on one wall make an interesting feature. Good choice of beer and whiskys. Off the beaten track but worth trying to find.

Thank 14darrelljm
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Superb quaint small pub tucked away in heart of new town. Worth finding. Good food menu but we just missed being able to get served. Good range of real ales in excellent condition. Had little library room at back. Great atmosphere, great service - search...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This lovely little pub was a great recommendation by the owner of our apartment(Andy). It's off the tourist track and is well worth a visit. We found it walking back by the botanical gardens and it was a lovely find. We took a well earned...More

Thank Shelinnua
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Kay's Bar is one of the smallest bars in Edinburgh, about 10 minutes from Princess Street. The Guinness was excellent if a little pricey ( when you factor the Euro exchange) Plenty of local customers and the owner or manager was friendly. They serve lunch...More

Thank mjmbrowne
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This little hidden gem is a great place. The history and the originality of the pub makes it so special. The old coal burner and the smell of old times the way puns used to be. It's like memory lane. I really enjoyed my visit...More

Thank Jenna J
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Superb little pub. Relaxed atmosphere, informative and accommodating staff, nice food and a great selection of drinks. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again!

Thank hpan92
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A friendly atmosphere and great staff. Menu selection both food and drink is exceptional and at reasonable prices. A real gem hidden in the New Town.

Thank Frank R
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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