Underground Beer Tasting

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by James

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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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
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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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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 201 reviews.

Phil
September 2021
My wife is not a beer lover however all the drinks chosen to taste were very nice and the tour guide was clearly very knowledgeable about all the drinks served. She was also very passionate about the building, its history and telling the stories that would be of interest to visitors. Highly recommended 👍👍👍👍
Anamaria Beatrice
September 2021
We really enjoyed meeting Jame and the beer tasting. It was very interactive and funny, the hour went so fast that we didn't even realised when the time passed. It was a very nice experience that I would definitely recommend.
Zoe
September 2021
Great value and great humour. Very enjoyable beer tasting experience, would highly recommend James and his tour/event. James is passionate and knowledgeable guide. Thank you very much!
Beatrice
September 2021
We had a really good time learning about the beers, the building and Edinburgh history. A really fun and unique experience. Would recommend!
Weronika
September 2021
the tour it's amazing start of the evening. fantastic stories and tasty beer. Sarah was amazing story teller! Apparently our dog was the first dog ever on the tour, and we are grateful that he could participate in the event 😀
Nick
September 2021
Really great experience which we did with friends. Lots of fun learning about beer and Edinburgh in a great location. Would thoroughly recommend

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  • Mon., Sep. 20
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $18 per person
  • Tue., Sep. 21
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $18 per person
  • Wed., Sep. 22
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $18 per person
  • Wed., Sep. 22
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $15 per person
  • Thu., Sep. 23
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $18 per person
  • Fri., Sep. 24
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $18 per person
  • Sat., Sep. 25
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $18 per person
  • Sun., Sep. 26
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $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.