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Tour Operator: ScotBeerTours 2h 30m Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

Edinburgh Pub History Tour

Edinburgh Pub & History Tour

with beer tasting

The history of Edinburgh...through beer. Daily walking tours of Old Town Edinburgh with visits to 3 local pubs for craft beer tasting.

"A dreamy mixture of beautiful beer tastings and history you won't find on any other tour."

You'll 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.

Along the way, you'll stop at 3 pubs for local brewery beer tastings (at least 6) and we'll help you uncover your tasting superpowers so you can impress everyone on your next pub visit.

  • Discover the history of Edinburgh through beer
  • Explore the Old Town, Canongate and Cowgate on a walking tour
  • Visit former breweries in the "Charmed Circle"
  • Enjoy a tutored tasting of at least 6 Scottish beers
  • Take home our local pub guide
  • All beer included


Let your guide know on the day if you prefer to try tasters of lots of different beers or half pints at each stop.

2.5 hours

Meeting Point
Old Town, Edinburgh
The exact location on your booking confirmation


Public Tours
- Adults - £43.40 per person + booking fee (includes all beer)
- Dogs - Free

Under 18
Contact us to discuss. We can arrange private tours for families. You can email us or WhatsApp us.

Private & Group Tours
We understand it can take a little time to organise your group.

If you're a group of 6+, select "Request a Tour" in the booking calendar
- Provisional bookings are free of charge
- We'll follow up to confirm household groupings
- £100 deposit to hold your booking
- Balance and guest numbers due 7 days before your tour
- no booking fees

You can also contact us to discuss. You can email us or WhatsApp us.

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No hidden costs
**If we cancel** you'll receive a full refund.

**If you need to cancel** With 7 days notice, you'll receive a full refund. In all other circumstances, we'll do our best to rebook you on an alternative tour.

**Contact us** by phone (0131 207 0153) or [WhatsApp]( to discuss any extenuating circumstances.
Meeting point

Pre-tour information

Meet your guide 5-10 minutes before the tour start time outside Bains Retro Sweets at 37 Grassmarket near the Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

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37 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Edinburgh