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A gem of a book for real ale fans,
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This review is from: CAMRA'S Edinburgh Pub Walks (Camra Walking Guides) (Paperback)
As a regular visitor to Edinburgh, I rate this book highly. Given that there are so many pubs in the city, this gives fans of real ale (and old interesting pub interiors) a good guide to where to go.
The fact that it links pubs into set routes, mainly within walking distance is a good idea too - and for someone making the odd visit it gives you the chance to get away from just the usual tourist streets. Some of the routes need to be done using transport, but most can be walked.
As a frequent visitor I have already visited some of these hostelries more than once, and am looking forward to the others which I have yet to encounter. I also like that fact that the pub prices are included along with food.
The Tass on the High Street (Royal Mile) has now been rebranded as the "No.I High Street", and is personally my favourite pub on The Mile (and I highly recommend their fish and chips which are consistent in their quality and now served wrapped in paper with a pickle!)....an excellent book and well worth the purchase price.
Of course there are many other pubs in Auld Reekie worth visiting, some in close proximity to those in the book - but for real ale, use this excellent guide.
It's interesting to note that most of the famous Rose Street pubs do NOT make the grade!