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Welcome to the Jolly Judge public bar in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Low beamed ceilings, warm fire and a tranquil atmosphere, this is Scottish hospitality at its best. Sample the wide range of malt whiskies, real ales and tempting bar...more
Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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7 James Court 493 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
In the old town it is hard to find a place that is genuine. This is a great little pub with a good selection of proper non commercial cider and some real ale. It her plenty of whiskey, but not in a pretentious way. I...More
I love it here because there is such a fantastic range of beers; interesting stouts and some of the strongest scrumpy I’ve tasted in a long time. I always this an indication of a good pub is when they have foreign currency on the walls....More
We stopped over to JJ for a few drinks after getting a recommendation from a friend who visited a few months back. I have to say that the customer service in scotland is not good at all. With that being said I was greeted in...More
We arranged to meet our friends at the Jolly Judge. It was our first time there. It’s a dinky place with not a great deal of room. We did manage to get ourselves a table and sat happily catching up with them and chatting to...More
Just off the Royal Mile. We went down a little alleyway and discovered this little gem. The welcome was warm and it was pouring down outside but the area felt cute and cosy. The beer was great and the service excellent
We found the Jolly Judge quite by chance one lunchtime when visiting the Royal Mile.An underground pub with a lovely atmosphere, really friendly barmaid and a great way to spend a relaxed lunch. The selection of craft beers was good as was the choice of...More
Stumbled across this place for lunch. The nail the decor of a quaint little pub. It was pretty low key for the mile. The bartenders were really knowledgeable about all tge beers. The reasonably priced little meals were artfully done and delicious. We enjoyed just...More
The Jolly Judge is a hidden gem, a proper pub in a stunning location hidden behind the tartan tat shops and tourist traps of the Royal Mile. It’s well stocked and reasonably priced.
The crowd are a mix of confused tourists who are wondering why...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.