The Jolly Judge

Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
  • Address: 7 James Court, 493 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, UK, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1312252669
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Pubs, Adults

The Jolly Judge - Review

The first thing that you will love entering the convivial basement pub named Jolly Judge is its decorative low ceiling. The dreamy lights and the log fire also add to the charm of this place. The pub is located at the foot of a vennel and offers a tranquil ambience where you will love to sit back and enjoy the real ales, beers, wines and malt whiskey. Along with the drinks, you will be provided a fair amount of snacks to complement the sweet intoxication. Some of their Draught Beers include Belhaven Best, Guinness, Kronenbourg, Tennent’s Lager and so on. For Malt Whiskeys, you can try out Glenfiddich, Benromach and Lagavulin. Enjoy the perfect country atmosphere over pub grubs and great spirits.

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How To reach The Jolly Judge by Public Transport

  • Buses 23, 27, 41, 42, 67 to stop –Mound Place (Stop MA)
  • Buses 23, 27, 41, 42, 67 to stop –Victoria Street

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  • The Jolly Judge Address: 7 James Court, 493 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, UK, United Kingdom
  • The Jolly Judge Contact Number: +44-1312252669
  • The Jolly Judge Timing: 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Jolly Judge Price: Free
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  • 0.14% of people who visit Edinburgh include The Jolly Judge in their plan

  • 61.54% of people start their The Jolly Judge visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Jolly Judge

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  • Amazing collection of local cask ales and scotch. Kind, helpful and welcoming staff who explained the various types of each. There's no music so it's a great place to catch-up and chat. Goes without saying that it's right at the royal mile so ideal for a quick shelter from the rain and cold. I loved the low ceiling architecture and the general ambience in the pub.

  • Not much sitting room, but fairly high traffic, nice ambiance, and very close to the Royal Mile. Cask ales, beer, whiskey and bar. My wife and I would pop in every once in awhile to have a pint and rest out legs. Bathrooms were cleanly.

  • Nice, small pub in the centre of Old Town Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Castle. Good variety of different beers, bottled, tap and cask. The inside is not that big, but in the afternoon there should be a place to sit down. Friendly staff that will help or advice you if asked.

  • This is a wonderful place to go for a drink. Whisky was awesome and the atmosphere was great! The ceiling boards were discovered from original construction and repainted in the original style. Looks so cool!

  • My favourite Edinburgh pub. Small, cozy, comfortable and very pleasant. It's situated down a close off the High Street. You feel you are walking back in time as you approach the entrance. There is a good selection of beers, whiskies and gins. Check with the bartenders on the Scottish ales being of erred that day. Like most pubs, ask for a sample before buying. It only makes sense to make an informed decision on your pint (or half). I'd like to see the management push the tasting options. It makes sense that someone who enjoys their small batch craft beer will be inclined to return. Come for the cosy ambience and stay for the libations. Doc's (my) kudos points 4 out of 5. Well done management and staff.

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