Friday, October 14, 2011

#39. Cumberland Bar, 1-3 Cumberland St, Edinburgh

Another pub made famous by a local author, the Cumberland lives up to its reputation as a fantastic meeting place for friends and neighbours. Situated near Scotland Street, site of the novels by Alexander McCall Smith, the Cumberland is a large, loud, dog-friendly establishment that features ample outdoor seating in a beer garden that faces the street.

Meghan's cousin Aislyn was visiting from Dublin, and we exchanged stories of cultural differences over a pint. Aislyn had a Belhaven's Best, while I sampled something new from Houston. The Cumberland, while having a great selection of real cask ales, isn't listed on my Caskfinder app.

The Cumberland is a dog-friendly pub. Meghan got some good dog time out front.

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