The Mash Tun

The Mash Tun
154 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RL
  • Telephone 0131 661 3896
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri noon–1am; Sat/Sun 11am–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Wed noon–9pm; Thu/Fri noon–10pm; Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 11am–9pm.
  • Average price £16 (lunch); £16 (evening meal)
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Unpretentious neighbourhood sports pub with good beer, good grub, and a good pub quiz.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

As a sports bar, the Mash Tun can sometimes be overlooked. That's a pity because it's actually a great neighbourhood bar with a friendly vibe and good pub grub. The drinks menu is expansive, including almost two dozen malt whiskies from all over Scotland and around a dozen drinkable wines, all available by the glass or bottle. The beers, all on draught, are a mix of classic and craft. The burgers are some of the best to be found on this side of Edinburgh. Some might say the best aspect is the deals; there is one every night (and day, if you count breakfast and lunch deals), ranging from 2-4-1 pizzas on the quiz night to a Sunday roast for £10. The space itself is large and can feel kind of empty at times; however sporting events always bring a crowd, especially in the summer when there is seating outside.

  • High point: Burgers, and watching Wimbledon in the summer
  • Low point: Table service pretty much non-existent
  • Notable dish: The sloppy joe burger
  • Delivery: via Deliveroo
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Arctic Monkeys
  • Capacity: 65 seated, 120 standing
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14 per bottle