Edinburgh Old Town Pub Walk

From £40 pp

Edinburgh, Scotland

2 Hours

Join a Small Group of up to 12

Edinburgh Old Town Pub Walk

From £40 pp

What You'll Do

Discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh through the UK's most essential establishments - the pub. Get a local's perspective as you explore some of the best breweries and learn a little of the history of beer in Edinburgh, all whilst tasting some of the best the Old Town has to offer.

On this day experience, you’ll discover the history of Edinburgh through beer. Starting in the heart of the Old Town, this walking tour of Edinburgh visits 3 local pubs for craft beer tasting.

Visit the Charmed Circle to see Edinburgh’s historic breweries and discover the story of how Scotland became the largest exporter of bottled beer in the world and along the way, stop at 3 pubs for local brewery beer tastings (at least 6) as your guide helps you uncover your tasting superpowers so you can impress everyone with your skills on your next pub visit.

The walking tour itself covers the beautiful areas of the Old Town, Canongate and Cowgate, and at the end of the tour, you’ll be able to take home your very own local pub guide, so you’ll always feel like a local whenever you return to the Scottish capital.


Get to know the very best pubs and breweries in Edinburgh thanks to essential local knowledge

Taste a number of delicious beers that are all distinctly Scottish

Discover the fascinating history of Edinburgh's Old Town with your friendly guide

Your Local Host:

Sara and Team

In 2016 I had a couple of months between finishing one job and starting another so...I stood on the street in Edinburgh and asked people if they wanted to taste beers with me. People started asking me questions. I started doing some research and discovered Scotland had an incredible secret brewing history.

I did a storytelling course and brewed all the history and beer knowledge into "a dreamy mixture of beautiful beer tastings and history you won't find on any other tour." Today, I'm supported by the wonderful Alan, Colleen, Iain, Jamie, Mhairi , Taylor and Wag. Together, we tell the history of Scotland through beer on walking tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Location Information

Your experience begins on the Royal Mile, probably Edinburgh’s most iconic stretch of road. From there, you’ll explore some of the best pubs and breweries in the city, before finishing up at a city centre location.

You’ll receive a Local Pub Guide and personalised recommendations from your host for places to eat and drink in Edinburgh.

  • A tutored tasting of at least 6 Scottish beers (Let your guide know on the day if you prefer to try tasters of lots of different beers or half pints at each stop)
  • A 2 hour guided tour of Edinburgh's Old Town
  • Stops at 3 pubs