The Kilderkin

The Kilderkin
67 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BT
  • Telephone 0131 556 2101
  • Seasonal times Occasional late license during the Festival
  • Bar open Mon 11am–11pm; Tue–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri/Sat 11am–1am; Sun 12.30–8pm.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30–5pm.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.kilderkin.co.uk
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The Kilderkin

A stone’s throw from Arthur’s seat with a well-stocked bar and laid-back groove lies The Kilderkin and its loyal punters.

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Although not the most glamorous from the outside, The Kilderkin grows on you the more time you spend in their traditionally decked out surroundings. Soothing sounds of Fleetwood Mac and other pop rock favourites play, reflecting the record covers glowing under retro red lamps on the wall. Split into two rooms, it caters for the regulars glued to their creaky bar stools, the students, the quiz goers and the pizza lovers – with £1 pizzas on Mondays, can you blame them? Amongst 155 different rums on offer, they have squeezed in some local brews from Stewart’s Brewery, an affordable selection of wine and the odd cocktail. The kitchen adds their own flair to popular pub grub, using chorizo and black pudding sausages for bangers and mash, and spiced rice for the veggie bhajee burger.

  • High point: Chatty, knowledgeable staff.
  • Low point: 155 rums means the hangover is inevitable
  • Notable dish: Tenacious D pizza topped with duck, chillies, peppers, jalapeños, red onion and mozzarella.
  • Private dining: Side room seats 30
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop Rock
  • Live entertainment: Free Fringe venue; Tuesday night quiz; Wednesday Ukelele; Friday Guitar
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2011 under current management
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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The Edinburgh Revue: Jamboreavement

The Edinburgh Revue / PBH Free Fringe The Edinburgh Revue is back in black, bringing you sketch comedy straight from the horse's mouth. If a horse was three people. 'Comic talent of the future' ★★★★ (Skinny). 'Five kisses from Mum' xxxxx (Mum).

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 18 Aug

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 19 Aug

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 26 Aug

Four Horses: a Stand Up Comedy Showcase

The end is neigh. But Four Horses is here to make it better with some cutting-edge comedy from the finest comedians from St Andrews—Annie Leverton, Bobby Innes, Joe Irvine and Tom Caruth. “anarchic and genius in equal measures” – Owl Eyes

Thu 17 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:00 – 22:55

Fri 18 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:00 – 22:55

The Liverpool Revue

Original sketch comedy from Liverpool University’s premier revue! Come guffaw at a mix of ridiculous current events and our own depraved imaginings; featuring our very best sketches from a year-long tirade of nostalgia, regret, and whimsy. “simply genius” ★★★★ “a hilarious success” ★★★★ - Ed Fringe Review 2016

Sat 19 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:00 – 22:50

Sun 20 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:00 – 22:50

Mon 21 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 22:00 – 22:50
…and 5 more dates until 26 Aug

Mojo & Fitz: Let You In

MoJo and Lew Fitz / PBH's Free Fringe 'Engaging comic… smart and freshly funny' (Scotsman). Cheeky northerner Lew Fitz crashes an epic house party being thrown by MoJo (Mo Omar – Amused Moose Semi Finalist and Cockney Cherub Josh Trebilcock). Expect tears and beers with a split hour of irreverent stand-up from three of…

Thu 17 Aug

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Fri 18 Aug

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 19 Aug

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 26 Aug

A Thatcher's Guide To Dogging In Bungay!

That idiot's not even a thatcher, he's my apprentice!” - N.Walker, Secretary, The East Anglia Master Thatchers Association. GTF)

Wed 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 18:15 – 19:05

A To Z Improv Comedy & Special Star Guests

Join A to Z for their 5th year with Special Star Guests every night. For a rip-roaring rollercoaster of a ride of improvised comedy. In the style of Who's Line Is It Anyway? You make the suggestions and we provided the fun. We are unbelievably, unstoppable and unmissable!

Thu 17 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:45 – 21:45

Fri 18 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:45 – 21:45

Sat 19 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 20:45 – 21:45
…and 6 more dates until 26 Aug

Two Funny Lassies

Stand-up and storytelling featuring Lady Shona and Natalie Sweeney.

Thu 17 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Fri 18 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sat 19 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 20:30
…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug

Ucl Comedy Club: After the Watershed

5th-15th: Bad Fiction brings you Worse News: stories you just couldn’t make up, in an hour of sketch comedy. 17th- 26th: The Blank Slates improvise an apocalypse. How will our heroes bring down the harsh, post-apocalyptic regime? ★★★★★ (Pi Media)

Thu 17 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 23:15 – 00:05

Fri 18 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 23:15 – 00:05

Sat 19 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 556 2101

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 23:15 – 00:05
…and 8 more dates until 27 Aug