Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#36. Kenilworth, 152-154 Rose Street, Edinburgh

The Kenilworth is one of the famous 17 or so pubs of Rose Street, the so-called Amber Mile of Edinburgh. The challenge is to visit every pub on Rose in a single day, and drink a pint at each. The name Kenilworth is a reference to the Walter Scott novel.

Here is the view from our seat, facing Rose Street.

We visited on a Saturday evening, and the pub was crowded with women dressed as flappers. I think they were part of a Hen Night, the female version of a stag party. I ordered a Jaipur India Pale Ale from Thornbridge Brewery, who have been making award-winning beers for all of six years. According to their website, the Jaipur is "a citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish."

I didn't notice the enduring, bitter finish as I was busy enjoying the enduring care and attention to detail on the Kenilworth's ceiling above the bar.

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