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“Excellent wee pub”
Review of Jolly Judge

Jolly Judge
Ranked #6 of 213 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to the Jolly Judge public bar in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Low beamed ceilings, warm fire and a tranquil atmosphere, this is Scottish hospitality at its best. Sample the wide range of malt whiskies, real ales and tempting bar lunches.
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent wee pub”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The jolly judge is a gem of the high street/royal mile. Went there on a mini pub crawl with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent. The staff were friendly and knowledgable about the drinks on offer. Would highly recommend anyone to go there.

Visited June 2014
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Provo, Utah
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hard to find but worth it”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

visited this pub after seeing the Edinburgh Castle. Had a great bowl of soup and toasted sandwich. the owners were delightful and the food was great. They are down an alley on the left side of the street going down hill. The address is 7 James Court. Lots of money stapled to the ceiling. Enjoyed the stay and the friendly atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“brilliant boozer”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

came here for the tattoo and loved it! fab atmosphere, like everyone is old friends. brilliant beer.
didnt want to leave!

Visited August 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great selection of beer!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

While in Scotland, it was a downpour and we wanted to get a few beer and dry out. We ducked into the "Close" and came upon Jolly Judge. A great place to sit and relax with a beer. Note that the kitchen closes at 3:00PM. Would definitely go back on the next trip to Edinburgh!

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Off the Royal Mile (at the top of the hill) down an alleyway to a small courtyard, lye's The Jolly Judge pub. A few steps down to it,but a gem of a place. Real ales, nice friendly bar staff and an interesting bar area. We called in on a wet afternoon and found an eclectic mix of visitors.
Highly recommended

Visited May 2014
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