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“A Proper Pub”
Review of Malt & Hops

Malt & Hops
Ranked #614 of 2,640 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Located on the Shore in Leith, the Malt & Hops is a true, proper, neighborhood pub. It has an excellent cask beer and cider selection and is run by a superbly friendly bar staff. It is a place frequented by the locals where they treat you not as tourists, but as folk who have lived in the neighborhood forever. This was our favorite pub during our 10 day trip through Scotland.

We chose to eat a few doors down at The Ship on Shore - one of the best seafood restaurants we have even encountered.

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

The Ales are always excellent, the bar staff are always friendly and know the beers. Erica always gives good and knowledgeable advice. Calum the owner is always on hand to offer advice and throw in a few laughs. Go there it is the best traditional bar in Leith.

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

And my local! This is a traditional pub on the Shore in Leith. There are no machines, no TV's, quiet music. The real ale and people do the talking here. Friendly with atmosphere. In the winter they have a roaring fire.

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

A classic real ale pub with great choice of well kept ales and very friendly barman. An excellent choice of available real ales. A haven for Real Ale appreciators.
The place is small but comfortable pub and although the open fire didn´t exactly roar when we were in it was cosy anyway. Could not fault the place. (Dog friendly too)!
Can,t comment on the food as we did not partake.

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Reviewed 9 October 2012

To be fair leith seems a bit of a wasteland when it comes to cask ale, even the Leith beer company doesn't do cask . Thankfully the malt and hops saved the day with 8 hand pulls all brilliantly kept. Good work

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