- Telephone 0131 555 4387
- Seasonal times Open late over Festival and Hogmanay.
- Bar open Mon/Tue 4pm–midnight; Wed–Fri 4pm–1am; Sat/Sun 2pm–1am.
Idiosyncratic Leith pub which has established a niche for itself.
Named after a notoriously difficult Tour de France mountain climb (and sister to The Ventoux in Tollcross), this cycling-themed bar is a friendly, traditional pub, brimming with character. There’s no food but eggs pickled in a variety of brines (dill, fresh peppercorn and lemon anyone?) are available and patrons are welcome to bring in takeaway food (chippies and kebabs excluded). The real attractions are the Scottish, Belgian and particularly German bottled beers, the latter sourced directly with the selection changing every couple of months. Despite its proximity to Easter Road, there’s no football shown, but the big cycling races (grand tours and spring classics) are projected. With Andre the gorilla in the corner, the Battle of Britain being played out on the ceiling, and fish tanks and a tree in the snug, there’s a relaxed quirkiness to this boozer that should appeal, whether you arrive on two wheels or two legs.
- Private dining: Up to 10 covers
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Leftfield eclectic
- Capacity: 60 standing, 30 seated
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £14 per bottle
Events at this venue
Edinburgh Post Apocalyptic Book Group
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month to discuss post apocalypse fiction, choosing a book per month. Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/edinpabookgroup We also now have a group on Goodreads where you can add book suggestions to our to read shelf, rate books we've read.
Tue 20 Mar
Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4387
March meeting: Walkaway by Corey Doctorow
- 19:30 – 21:30
Reviews & features
Bar Crawls: Edinburgh - No Sleep Till Leith18 Nov 2011
From central Edinburgh and Leith the best way possible – by the bars
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Best bars in and around Leith3 Jun 2010
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