The Playfair
Edinburgh, EH1 1AA

The Playfair
Edinburgh, EH1 1AA

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Double Maxim - 4.7%

Double Maxim

Maxim

4.7% abv

A traditional North-Eastern brown ale. ...

A traditional North-Eastern brown ale. The full, welcoming aroma leads to a good balance of ripe grain and spicy hops in the flavour, resulting in a long, bittersweet finish.

Schiehallion - 4.8%

Schiehallion

Harviestoun

4.8% abv

The perfectly-paired combination of wheat ...

The perfectly-paired combination of wheat malt and lager malt is our secret sauce for this ‘Champagne of Lagers’, providing an elegant head, luscious lacing and crisp palate. A lingering, fresh grapefruity finish from whole, pressed hop cones tops it off.

Misty Law - 4%

Misty Law

Kelburn

4% abv

Named after Renfrewshire’s highest hill, ...

Named after Renfrewshire’s highest hill, in Lochwinnoch. A dry hoppy amber ale with a long-lasting bitter finish.

Abbot Ale - 5%

Abbot Ale

Greene King

5% abv

A full-bodied, very distinctive beer ...

A full-bodied, very distinctive beer with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

Doom Bar - 4%

Doom Bar

Sharp's

4% abv

Bitter with a faint flowery ...

Bitter with a faint flowery aroma and a moderately fruity, malty taste. The finish is long but pleasantly bitter with some sweetness and dryness.

Deuchars IPA - 3.8%

Deuchars IPA

Caledonian

3.8% abv

Rich in character and long ...

Rich in character and long on refreshment. Solid gold in colour, strongly aromatic, with hints of fresh citrus. The distinctive light malt and fresh floral flavours combine with the zesty citric hop to deliver a mouth-watering adventure.

Ciders & Perries available

Katy Perry - 5.5%

Katy Perry

Purbeck

5.5% abv

This is a blend of ...

This is a blend of this cider-maker’s award-winning perry and Katy cider, resulting in a smooth, wine-like pear flavour, balanced with a crisp apple bite.

Traditional Cider - 4.4%

Traditional Cider

Thistly Cross

4.4% abv

A bright golden easy drinking ...

A bright golden easy drinking cider; a real thirst quencher for those rare sunny days.Thistly Cross Traditional boasts the same great flavour as Original but at a slightly lower ABV making it the perfect Summer Session Cider! Imagine the aroma and flavour of freshly peeled apples, then bottle it. Easy drinking and full of fruit, a great introduction to Thistly Cross.

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Edinburgh Gold - 4.8%

Edinburgh Gold

Stewart

4.8% abv

Refreshing, balanced and full of ...

Refreshing, balanced and full of flavour. This is a captivating gold bier, sophisticated in taste and rich in colour.Edinburgh Gold boasts an attractive continental hop aroma with moderate bitterness and a pleasing smooth finish.

Powerhouse Porter - 4.9%

Powerhouse Porter

Sambrook's

4.9% abv

London was famed for its ...

London was famed for its porters at the turn of the 20th century and this is our modern take on this very London beer style. Brewed with lots of chocolate malt to give a more rounded finish and lighter colour to traditional porters, this beer is moreish with dark chocolate, toasted malts and treacle flavours.

Stewart's 80/- - 4.4%

Stewart's 80/-

Stewart

4.4% abv

A full bodied, full flavoured ...

A full bodied, full flavoured auburn coloured classic heavy that was originally brewed for the world famous Athletic Arms (Diggers) in Edinburgh. It is easy drinking with aromas of malt, light hops and fruit to compliment it's smooth and creamy texture.

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