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The Abbotsford

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Alechemy - Five SistersExcellent1
Cromarty - Rogue Wave Excellent1
Fyne - InnishailExcellent1
Kelburn - GoldihopsAcceptable1
Hadrian and Border - FlotsamAcceptable1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroNot Tried0
Tempest - InfideleNot Tried0
Tryst - BlàthanNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Strathaven - Claverhouse Red AleNot Tried0
Fyne - AvalancheNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Abbotsford, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
Picture 2. The Abbotsford, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

Visits Details

04 Jul 2014 (HSB)
14:00 Just got off the train and on our way to the tram. Popped in here for refreshment. Reasonably quiet. Had a beer served through a fount. I noticed that the bar man turned the handle through 90 degrees and he explained to me that the two different positions provided a different flow to the beer.
Cromarty - Rogue Wave 5.70Excellent
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Strathaven - Claverhouse Red Ale4.50Not Tried
Fyne - Avalanche4.50Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Not Tried
Tempest - Infidele4.30Not Tried
03 Jul 2013 (HSB)
Early evening. Third attempt to find a pub with a seat. Lack of a television meant it wasn't full of people watching Murray.
Alechemy - Five Sisters4.30Excellent
Kelburn - Goldihops3.80AcceptableA bit lacklustre
Tryst - Blàthan4.00Not Tried
24 Aug 2007 (Ian)
One of my favourite pubs on the Edinburgh Ratebeer crawl. The beer was good and I had finally woken up. This I put down to the deep fried Mars bar that I had from the chippy an hour before.
Fyne - Innishail3.60ExcellentPale gold, thin white head. Citrusy pale gold hoppy beer in the JHB mould. Some grapefruit, some hay style pale malt, grassy throughout. Decent tingly crisp finish. Bit of mouth puckering acidity. Good biting crisp pale gold beer.
Hadrian and Border - Flotsam4.00AcceptableAmber, lasting beige head. OK bitter with good hop/malt balance, some tea. Decent hop finish.

About The Abbotsford

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Corner pub on Rose Street famed for its pubs. Central rectangular bar serves the single room.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EH2 2PR