The Potting Shed

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About The Potting Shed, Edinburgh

The Potting Shed is a 1957 play by Graham Greene in three acts. The psychological drama centers on a secret held by the Callifer family for nearly thirty years. The patriarch of the family is dying and James, his estranged son, appears unexpectedly. He can remember nothing about a mysterious moment that occurred in the family's potting shed when he was 14 years old. Family members who recall the event are unwilling to describe it to him. With the help of a psychoanalyst, James tries to recall just what happened that day that left him rejected by his father, alienated from his family, and alone in the world.


Overview of The Potting Shed

Walking past the city of Edinburgh, you will come across The Potting Shed. Although listed here, The Potting Shed is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Edinburgh.

Attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile, National Museum Of Scotland and The Scott Monument are the usual crowd pullers of Edinburgh and you might easily miss out The Potting Shed amidst these top things to do in Edinburgh.

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Address: 32-34 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT, UK

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Timings: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate The Potting Shed, Edinburgh

  • Good beer selection, in a warm, rustic setting. Food can be a bit pricey and the staff have been quite rude on occasion which spoilt the experience. Particularly remember a waitress getting angry after we hadn't decided on any food after 10min. She started taking the menu's, upon which I asked if we could keep one for when we were ready to order. She rudely said no, and walked off...

  • Absolutely terrible food and the service was about the same. The waitress avoided eye contact at all costs. The farm to fork connotation is ridiculous, the food is definitely shipped in, preparation packed, microwave friendly.

  • We liked having a few drinks here. The music was great and the cocktails were well made. It is kind of loud inside but that also gives it a cozy vibe. The staff was unsure of the drinks and also of the payment method so that made ordering kind of a pain. However we were not in a rush so it didn't bother us that much.

  • Service was not polite or very helpful. Wifi barely worked. Craft beer selection was ok or good but it wasn't available at one point.

  • Great atmosphere and food. Staff always happy to see you. Some really nice beers on offer.

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