The Lothians drinking and nightlife

Brewery in Queensferry

Ferry Brewery

Queensferry's first brewery, dating from 1851, this pint-sized operation is squeezed into the former cowshed of an old farm overlooking the Forth Bridge near Dalmeny station. The tiny taproom has several of its doze…
Distillery in North Berwick

NB Distillery

Hidden down a country lane 3 miles east of North Berwick is NB Distillery, where gin aficionados Vivienne and Steve concoct award-winning London Dry with the help of dainty still Gloria. Their on-demand tours are as…
Pub in Haddington

Tyneside Tavern

This snug boozer in an 18th-century house serves a decent range of spirits, craft beers and cask ales in a low-beamed space sporting wooden booths, stained-glass windows and, in winter, a real fire. It also houses a…
Pub in North Berwick

Ship Inn

Grab a pint of real ale and settle in among the leather booths and vintage curios at this Victorian local, which offers speciality beers, whisky and rum galore, and quality homemade pub food with a few surprises (pa…
Bar in North Berwick


This chic yet laid-back bar, which doubles as a casual restaurant, flies the flag for wine, craft beer and artisan cocktails, some made with seasonal fruit and spirits from local distilleries.