Follow the adventures of this Canadian in Edinburgh as he attempted to visit 365 different pubs in 365 days.
Monday, May 28, 2012
#250. McEwan's Ale House, 18-22 Clerk St, Edinburgh
The Ale House is a handsome, surprisingly decent old man's pub and live music venue on the stretch of the road with six names just within the northern border of the Newington neighbourhood. The staff were very pleasant. I drank an Into the Light blonde ale brewed by Tempest of Kelso, Scotland.
I was recently warned about Newington by the director of a property management company, who said that I should not buy a flat in this neighbourhood because it was "very dirty" because "a lot of Asians live here." Seriously. This was the opinion of a professional, well-educated, successful life-long resident of Edinburgh. It was at that moment I decided not to invest in property in this city because, well, a lot of racists live here.