The Playfair
Edinburgh, EH1 1AA

The Playfair
Edinburgh, EH1 1AA

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Wolf - 6%

Wolf

Windswept

6% abv

A dark and powerful brew ...

A dark and powerful brew named after the Wolf of Badenoch, infamous for burning down Elgin cathedral in 1390. Enjoy by a roaring fire!

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.

Sunset - 4.4%

Sunset

Arran

4.4% abv

Nose: Citrusy grapefruit notes are ...

Nose: Citrusy grapefruit notes are abundant, backed up with some essences of used leather and a scent of smokiness to finish off. Palate: Powerful flavour of citrus fruits from the hops. There are dry notes of grape fruit, wood, some smoke just like the aroma of the beer. Appearance: Dark golden hue with great clarity, fluffy white head in the company of a gentle carbonation.

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

Black Dragon - 7.2%

Black Dragon

Gwynt y Ddraig

7.2% abv

The legendary Black Dragon! This ...

The legendary Black Dragon! This cider now has quite a following amongst the most descerning cider drinkers. It is rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh, fruity aroma.

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.

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.

White Adder - 5.3%

White Adder

Mauldons

5.3% abv

This golden strong ale has ...

This golden strong ale has a distinctive floral nose, with a strong hop character and fruity, full flavour, with the fruit lingering through to the satisfying, smooth, hoppy finish.

Joker IPA - 5%

Joker IPA

Williams Brothers

5% abv

Created from a complex layer ...

Created from a complex layer of malts and blended hops, this well balanced IPA delivers satisfaction every time. Golden in the glass, fruity on the nose with hints of cedar. Joker IPA is bitter/sweet, full of flavour and is sure to put a smile on your face.

Indian Peter - 4.8%

Indian Peter

Stewart

4.8% abv

Our November special is a ...

Our November special is a highly hopped IPA. Big citrus and floral notes coming from the American hops used, makes for a big flavoured IPA.

Stillman's IPA - 4.6%

Stillman's IPA

Spey Valley

4.6% abv

An English-style IPA that has ...

An English-style IPA that has great hoppy aroma and a punchy bitterness that’s not overpowering, with light spices and floral notes. A great all-rounder beer that’s not too strong and is just the trick on a hot sunny day.

Moonshine - 7.5%

Moonshine

Broadoak

7.5% abv

This medium-sweet cider has a ...

This medium-sweet cider has a crisp, light, refreshing, fruity flavour, supplied by dessert and culinary apples, resulting in a very drinkable character, despite its strength.

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