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Kays Bar

39 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HF, Scotland
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What a friendly little pub

Kay’s was recommended by a Scottish friend. I stopped in early afternoon and Fraser the proprietor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
randyharvey
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Denver, Colorado
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Reverse Rugby Weekend

We were recommended this lovely small pub for some decent beers and weren't disappointed. We came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ShamusG
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Cardiff
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This friendly bar has a large selection of whiskeys.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“small pub” (3 reviews)
“george street” (2 reviews)
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39 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HF, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kay’s was recommended by a Scottish friend. I stopped in early afternoon and Fraser the proprietor was manning the taps, spent time explaining the history of Edinburgh plus the history of the bar. An off the beaten path, local pub where everyone was friendly. Love...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this lovely small pub for some decent beers and weren't disappointed. We came up for a reverse Rugby weekend and thought we'd try here for a few beers and stayed all afternoon and watched the Wales vs Scotland match with the locals....More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We were doing a trip round the lovely old pubs of Edinburgh and this one came up - it was lovely, staff were friendly, hot mulled cider great, and hubby tells me the beer was great too. Would definitely recommend.

Thank GEwers
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for a swift little drink and they have an magnificent range of whiskeys here. A little small inside but nice little fire to keep everyone warm

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

One of Edinburgh's great secrets. Was taken here by a friend on a day's whisky outing around the capital and its definitely not to be missed. Not the easiest place to find as it off the beaten track, but that means its thankfully mostly free...More

Thank Ewan B
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went here for drinks on recommendation of friends. Fun to chat with locals (we were tourists) who seemed to want to interact with Americans, Fun atmosphere, small space. Short walk from Princess St.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Love this pub. Small, cosy and the perfect place to escape a cold winter's day. They also have a decent selection of gin.

Thank lausco12
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We love this pub. There is a full selection of malt whiskies and a good selection of ale. The staff have great knowledge of both It's a small friendly locals pub. Great for a quiet drink during the day, and for a chat with the...More

1  Thank Jude-Ca
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Four tables in bar room and two in snug. 8-10 tap beers and many spirits. Good pub food. Best is that is blocks away from tourists and can be quiet if other guests aren't loud types. Bar keeper is a great asset. Is not hard...More

Thank Quaker1
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nice local pub without any fuss. Nice and cosy. Great beers. A little effort to find, but worth the effort. Friendly staff and very helpful in terms of what is going on in the locality. Not mad about the TV screens - but it is...More

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