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Just a regular Edinburgh guy who likes a bit of beer in the evening.

Username: holyrood99

Age: 59

Sex: male

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The Illicit Still, Edinburgh

I pass this pub every day and have been watching its transformation from its former incarnation over the past few months.

It opened on Saturday the 5th of October so I popped in for a pint.

Although it looks somewhat similar in shape and size as it did before closing down around a year ago, the look of the place and warm, welcoming, atmosphere was greatly appreciated.

There are two real ales on tap, Caley 80' and Duchars IPA. Also available are Hoegaarden, fosters super chilled, strongbow ice, John Smiths extra smooth, Tennents Iced and Stella.

I got chatting to the new owners and found out that they were just a couple of guys giving the running of a pub a bit of a go. They seemed very down to earth and want to make the place a nice decent, cozy, pub to enjoy a pint, have a blether a bit of a laugh and some decent beer.

They informed me that their 50 inch plasma is arriving very soon but will not be showing any sport on Sky unless they drastically reduce their prices for pub subscriptions.

I spent a pleasant couple of hours there and would highly recommend it to anyone who worked or lived in the area. 10/10. Just what the area needs, a lovely little, local pub with great tasting beer.

8 Oct 2007 14:08

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