Volunteer Arms [Canny Man's]

Edinburgh & The Lothians - Edinburgh

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: B

237 Morningside Road
Edinburgh, Morningside
EH10 4QU

Tel: (0131) 447 1484

Email: info@cannymans.co.uk

Website http://www.cannymans.co.uk

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thecannymans

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Famous multi-roomed pub with walls obscured from skirting board to ceiling with a vast collection of memorabilia accumulated over the years that impart a unique atmosphere. Please note the sign 'Dress casual but smart' on entering via the door in Canaan Street. Officially the Volunteer Arms, this was built as a two-storey private house of local grey stone and is still in the same family ownership since it became a pub in 1879. The main bar at the front of the building has an old bar counter and back gantry. On the front left is a tiny area but there is no indication it was ever a separate small snug. In the early 1960s, the rooms at the front were partially opened-up and a second counter added at the rear right. A couple of small rooms have also been brought into use. This quirky pub sells its own blended whisky and over 200 single malt whiskies; it even has a champagne menu. When not busy, drinks are occasionally served on a tray with some complimentary peanuts - the prices reflect this.

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