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The Cafe Royal

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kelburn - Cart BlancheExcellent1
Fyne - Vital SparkExcellent1
Fyne - MaverickExcellent1
Cairngorm - WildcatGood1
Stewart - Pentland IPAGood1
Kelburn - Red SmiddyNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Cairngorm - Black GoldNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Bitter (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Stewart - 80/-Not Tried0
Broughton - Hopopotamus Not Tried0

Visits Details

13 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Late morning and reasonably busy. I sat and admired the superb building.
Stewart - Pentland IPA4.10Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Kelburn - Cart Blanche5.00Not Tried
Stewart - 80/-4.40Not Tried
Broughton - Hopopotamus 3.80Not Tried
06 Mar 2013 (Mick)
Very busy early evening, had to wait for a table. Food is super Tiled murals are amazing.
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40ExcellentDark and hoppy, good citrus notes and a faint hint of celery.
Fyne - Maverick4.20ExcellentGood dark bitter, some hops and spices.
Cairngorm - Wildcat5.10GoodGood malty bitter.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Cairngorm - Black Gold4.40Not Tried
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Bitter (Atlas range)3.60Not Tried
04 Oct 2009 (Leigh)
Decent, knowledgable staff and four real ale taps (well, 8, but doubled up with the same beers on each side when I visited!). Also avaialble - Tennents, Deuchars IPA, Caledonian 80/. Food served in restuarant next door. Busy on weekends. No TV or music.
Kelburn - Cart Blanche5.00ExcellentPale ale with a great citrussy kick. Like a super version of Deuchars IPA, I thought. Well worth trying out.
Kelburn - Red Smiddy4.10Not Tried

About The Cafe Royal

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, EH2 2AA.

Worth seeking out. Used to be a 'Pub of the Year' for CAMRA. Spacious, but busy, pub in the city centre hidden down a side alley. Amazing decor once inside.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EH2 2AA