- Telephone 0131 343 3000
- Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
- Food served Tue–Thu noon–2.30pm, 6–9pm, Fri noon–3pm; Sat noon–4pm; Sun noon–4.30pm. Closed Mon.
- Average price £14 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
They know their ales in this Stockbridge boozer. And their gins too. The beer geekery comes as no surprise when you realise it’s run by the same people behind the real ale and whisky havens of Cloisters in Tollcross and the Bow Bar on Victoria Street. On the main road in Stockbridge, the Tap is a traditional pub serving three draft ales, as well as four guest ales on rotation. Over and above the well-stocked bar (whisky lovers can work their way through over 70 single malts), they also do a solid range of well-made pub food, including a goat’s cheese and red onion sandwich, fish and chips (done in a Black Isle Blonde beer batter, of course), steak pie and a farmhouse platter. Tuesday and Wednesday nights tend to bring in a few hungry locals, for these are burger nights, where the beef, venison, halloumi or steak burgers and chunky chips come in at a reasonable £6. They pay the same attention to detail when sourcing their food as they do with their ales, with ingredients sourced from just along the road at Henri’s deli, or from John Saunderson butchers and Global Fruit, both in Tollcross.
- High point: Serious beer and whisky selection
- Low point: Low on pudding options
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Very quiet background music.
- Capacity: 40 seated, 70 standing.
- Largest group: 40 seated, 70 standing.
- Open since: 2008
- House wine: £12.25 per bottle
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