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The Standing Order (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Isle of Skye - Avelanche (aka Blaven)Excellent1
Kelburn - RegnitzExcellent1
Strathaven - Old MortalityGood1
Shepherd Neame - Hop CountyAcceptable1
Sulwath - KnockendochAcceptable1
Strathaven - Standing OrderAcceptable1
Elgood's - Hen in BlackPoor1
Broughton - Summer AleNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - RedNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Marston's - Fever PitchNot Tried0
Isle of Skye - Cuillin BeastNot Tried0
Loch Lomond - Kessog Dark AleNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Knops IPANot Tried0
Broughton - 6.2 IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Standing Order, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
Picture 2. The Standing Order, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

Visits Details

03 Apr 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and very busy. A large proportion of the current beer festival list beers were available by gravity or through the pumps.
Shepherd Neame - Hop County4.80AcceptableServed by gravity and as flat as a tattie scone. Some hop and caramel character coming through.
Elgood's - Hen in Black4.50PoorA thin and bitter Porter. An unpleasant sour edge.
04 Jul 2014 (HSB)
20:00 Food stop. Packed. The old bank safe is a nice feature.
Kelburn - Regnitz4.40Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Fever Pitch4.20Not Tried
Isle of Skye - Cuillin Beast7.00Not Tried
Loch Lomond - Kessog Dark Ale5.20Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Knops IPA5.00Not Tried
Broughton - 6.2 IPA6.20Not Tried
Broughton - Summer Ale3.50Not Tried
Isle of Skye - Red4.20Not Tried
20 Apr 2012 (Ron D)
Great lunchtime crowd only had time for one ale though.
Isle of Skye - Avelanche (aka Blaven)5.00ExcellentFirst time I've this one really good smooth taste went well with the mixed grill
24 Aug 2007 (Ian)
The last pub on the Ratebeer Edinburgh crawl. Most of the people I was with didn't like this pub much, but I thought it was ok, better than the average Spoons.
Strathaven - Old Mortality4.20GoodRuby, lasting beige head. Good deep malts, soft, drinkable. Decent malt toffee, coffee, milk choc, nice hop on end. Drinkable.
Sulwath - Knockendoch5.00AcceptableChestnut, lasting beige head. Some choc/coffee. Some rubber. Not a very good finish, but decent toffee.
Strathaven - Standing Order5.00AcceptableBrewed especially for the pub. Gold, lasting cream head. Attractive premium bitter, soft due to the sparkler, but decent hop/malt balance, hop is quite tasty and this went down easily enough

About The Standing Order

Summary of Beer Scores



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

One of the largest Wetherspoon's in the country. Long bar serves a variety of different rooms. Accessible off the back of Rose Street. This Wetherspoon pub takes its name from its former use as the Union Bank of Scotland. The premises, at 62-66 George Street, which have up to now always been used as a bank, are listed Grade A. The building was designed between 1874-1878, in a neo-classical style, by David Bryce, and completed by his nephew John.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EH2 2LR