This pub proves why Edinburgh really is a Jekyll & Hyde city! Half of the pub was once part of the infamous “underground Vaults” -once the haunt of criminals, thieves and the very unsavoury. It was in these former slums that many poor and innocent met a very grisly end! Ironically right next door, the front of the pub; was once home to one of the richest men in Edinburgh, Lord Nicol Edwards.
Wherever you choose to sit back, relax and enjoy your drink, remember to be very careful. Many have placed their drink down simply to watch it slide straight off the table and smash against a wall as if thrown by an unseen force!
One spirits many of the male staff fears is that of “The Banshee”. When refurbishing the pub a group of workmen believed they all heard a terrifying scream. A few hours later, one of the workmen received a phone call informing him that a family member had passed away.
Why not check out our other pub, The Black Rose Tavern – the coolest rock bar in town!