Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#30. The Oxford Bar, 8 Young St, Edinburgh

The Oxford Bar is famous for being the favourite drinking hole of Inspector Rebus, fictional Edinburgh detective created by Ian Rankin.

The pub was cute, quiet, and bright. It did not resemble the pub used in the Rebus television series. My guess is the real Oxford is too small to function as a set.

The bar was surrounded by a small group of men who seemed to know and like each other. Linus had his first Belhaven's Best, whereas I tried a ruby red Mars Odyssey 4.2% ale from the Houston Brewing Company. The brewery claims it is "...clean, crisp and very drinkable. Plenty of malt and hoppy bitterness together with a fruit twist." It tasted just like Linus's Best, only not as cold.

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