With the 2018 World Cup now well underway our International Sales Manager & Brand Ambassador Chris Hoban has put together his top 10 places to enjoy the matches in Edinburgh, and what better accompaniment than a dram of Raasay While We Wait.
Teuchtars West End
Fantastic for cask ales and whiskies, Teuchtars is a cosy pub in the west end. They were one of the first places to stock Raasay While We Wait, and it is still a staff favourite for a beer and a dram after work. Their haggis, neeps and tatties in a mug is great pre-game munch.
The Guildford Arms
At the east end of Princes Street, just near Waverley Station, The Guildford has a lovely atmosphere and is always busy.
We are their Malt of the Month during the World Cup, so a good place for a dram.
With a lovely dining room, Element is a great place for dinner, before settling in to watch the football. Element are currently doing a dessert and whisky pairing on their menu, with Raasay While We Wait paired with a chocolate brownie, which sounds fantastic. A relaxed place to watch the football.
Red Squirrel has an extensive selection of kegged beers and burgers, a big screen for the football and good drams (including our own).
21 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ (view on Google Maps >)
Bright, good food, great drinks selection, cocktails and a beer garden.
A perfect venue for watching all the games, and nice and central for getting home.
A proper old fashioned pub with a great cask ale selection.
The Windsor Buffet is a relaxing place to take in a match, and there are many good restaurants nearby if you get peckish (or you can order in Pizza to there with EatItalia).
A friendly neighbourhood bar, if the football is a bit dull, they have board games that can keep you entertained and a tasty food menu.
131 Dundee Street
Edinburgh, EH11 1AX (view on Google Maps >)
The Athletic Arms (The Diggers)
An excellent whisky selection at very fair prices, the Diggers is brilliant pub and a bit of an Edinburgh institution. Kevin and the team are great for whisky recommendations (after you have had a dram of Raasay While We Wait that is).
The Black Cat
The Black Cat is a fun pub on Rose Street with a cracking whisky selection.
They also regularly have live music and a great quiz.
6 Degrees North Edinburgh
A vast beer selection, 6 Degrees North is owned by the Aberdeen brewery of the same name, so you know you are going to get some special beers.
24 Howe Street
Edinburgh EH3 6TG (view on Google Maps >)