Underground Beer Tasting

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by James

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

We'll start off with our 1st beer and a tour of our building, a 16th Century prison and courthouse. We have some original features untouched for hundreds of years. We'll make our way down to the hidden vaults under our building, where you'll try a selection of 4 other local beers in the most hidden tasting room in Edinburgh!

Along with learning about the beers from an expert guide and the history of brewing in Edinburgh, participants will get to see the secret rooms hidden in the old prison, as well as stories of prisoners who were held here, the dark and grimy history of Auld Reekie, and how beer shaped the way we live our lives today.

Other things to note
Please be aware that the vault is accessed via about 20 steps- there is no lift/ramp access to the lower level.
Check-in with reception staff at The Hostel above
We'll start off with our 1st beer and a tour of our building, a 16th Century prison and courthouse. We have some original features untouched for hundreds of years. We'll make our way down to the hidden vaults under our building, where you'll try a selection of 4 other local beers in the most hidden tasting room in Edinburgh!

Along with learning about the beers from an expert guide and the history of brewing in Edinburgh, participants w…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tasting of local beers

Meet your host, James

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 115 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We're passionate about both Edinburgh and Beer. Our underground beer tasting uses only beers from a local Edinburgh brewery. We have been to their brew house several times to receive training from their staff, and are visited by them regularly for refresher courses, so are very knowledgeable about the product. As Edinburgh locals, we also provide recommendations and for the best hidden pubs and bars to get away from the tourist trail and mingle with the locals

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From $14
/person
Fri., Aug. 6
$18 per person
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This time is popular
$18 per person
Mon., Aug. 9
$18 per person
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This time is popular
$18 per person
Tue., Aug. 10
$18 per person
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$18 per person

Where you'll be

The tasting will take place in the hidden underground vaults, in a building which was once a Bank, then a Prison, and today home to CoDE Pod Hostel.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 115 reviews.

Declan
August 2021
place can be hard to find but a phone call will quickly clear this up. we had a fantastic time! this is definitely value for money! James had the knowledge and definite wit to keep the whole room entertained for the duration. I am recommending this to you, the reader.
place can be hard to find but a phone call will quickly clear this up. we had a fantastic time! this is definitely value for money! James had the knowledge and definite wit to kee…
Eurico
August 2021
A really fun experience, well hosted and lots of energy from the host with a great balance of humour, history and great beer. Strongly recommend!
James
July 2021
James is a hilarious individual who will keep you entertained and informed the entire experience, even if you don’t like beer, you will appreciate the history behind it and also learn some interesting facts along the way, not just of Edinburgh but from around the world.
James is a hilarious individual who will keep you entertained and informed the entire experience, even if you don’t like beer, you will appreciate the history behind it and also le…
Gemma
July 2021
Cannot fault this experience - James was hilarious and provided a fantastic experience where we learnt lots, tasted some lovely beers and met some great new people. Would highly recommend if you are looking to experience fun, new things in Edinburgh. Big thank you to James for making it such a good experience for us!
Cannot fault this experience - James was hilarious and provided a fantastic experience where we learnt lots, tasted some lovely beers and met some great new people. Would highly re…
Frank
July 2021
It was a great first time experience! The tasting was only from one Brewery, but tasted many different beer types! Guide was great and entertaining too.
Kylie
July 2021
This beer tasting was so fun and we got to meet some new friends because of it! The storytelling was fun and a bit interactive and the hour just flew right by. I guess if I had any complaint I just wish it was longer! Don’t miss out on this experience!
This beer tasting was so fun and we got to meet some new friends because of it! The storytelling was fun and a bit interactive and the hour just flew right by. I guess if I had any…

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  • Fri., Aug. 6
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $18 per person
  • Mon., Aug. 9
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $18 per person
  • Tue., Aug. 10
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $18 per person
  • Wed., Aug. 11
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $18 per person
  • Thu., Aug. 12
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $18 per person
  • Fri., Aug. 13
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $18 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 14
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $18 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 15
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $18 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.