Carriers Quarters

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Carriers Quarters
42 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6PR
  • Telephone 0131 554 4122
  • Opening times Sun–Sat noon–1am.
  • Seasonal times Christmas Eve noon–10pm; Christmas Day closed; Hogmanay noon–3pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–2pm.
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Carriers Quarters

A wee pub with a big history and a warm welcome.

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'The wee bar with a great big heart', Henry Hall’s Carriers Quarters has been a public house for over 200 years. Over the years it's had a number of titles, from The Merman to Todd’s Tap, but that’s about all that’s changed. It’s acknowledged as Leith’s oldest unaltered pub, dating back to 1785, save the addition of modern conveniences. The tiny kitchen offers traditional pies (the proper sort) on weekdays, but this is, as it always has been, a place for a traditional drink and a chat. Except when there’s live music on – which can really raise the rafters.

  • High point: Laid back, unpretentious atmosphere
  • Low point: Literally the corridor to the back room – mind your head

The wee pub with the big heart.

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  • Private dining: Up to 35 covers
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live music Thu and Sun.
  • Capacity: 55 seating, 120 standing
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 1785 (2006 under current owners)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £11 per bottle