Dreadnought Leith

Dreadnought Leith
72 North Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4HL
  • Telephone 07876351535
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 5–11.30pm; Fri 2pm–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–11.30pm.
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  • Website dreadnoughtleith.com
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Craft beer free house, with ten constantly-changing keg and cask lines and thirty international bottles and cans in deepest, darkest North Leith.

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With The Shore's bar scene continuing to scrub itself up as the craft beer revolution blows through, it’s high time North Leith got a bit more in on the act. The Dreadnought is a little too far out of the way to become a destination bar – and in fact, most customers are locals – but it absolutely deserves to be on the radar of beer lovers across the city. The bar is made up of a single, high-windowed corner room, freshly decorated in a neutral, contemporary style where the beer is the star. This free house keeps a good and thoughtful cellar – they have a range of ten constantly-changing keg and cask lines, as well as 30 international bottles and cans. There is a link-up with local brewery Pilot, a fascination with gin – many from Scotland – and the hungry drinker can order a delivery from Leith Walk pizza joint Origano and even eat it on a plate. Come in North Leith – this is your time to shine.

  • High point: A great beer-drinking local
  • Low point: Food is all that's missing from a fine mix
  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Bands and DJs every Fri and Sat.
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14 per bottle