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Underground Beer Tasting

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 50 reviews.Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Charis

60 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

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- including some reckless stories of escape!
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…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Tasting of 6 local beers
From $11
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Charis

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 vault under our converted prison, first housing prisoners in the 16th century.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 50 reviews.

Zoe
September 2020
An absolutely amazing experience! It was great value for money and you got to try a wide variety of beers. Reggie, our host, had a real passion for beer and had lots of great stories to tell and she really made the experience special. I would really recommeded this experience.
An absolutely amazing experience! It was great value for money and you got to try a wide variety of beers. Reggie, our host, had a real passion for beer and had lots of great stori…
Margaret
September 2020
Good night of fun. Great company, Charis was funny and interesting and created a good atmosphere between the group. Enjoyed the beers and the stories.
Steven
September 2020
Very good experience, we were a little late but they waited for us to start. During the experience it was lovely to just sit and chat during the tasting.
Hollie
August 2020
Really good value for money! Can’t believe it was only £8. Good group of people on our tour! Glad we did this! The host Reggie was fab! Thank you x
Sabine
August 2020
Reggie was a fantastic guide! She shared her knowledge and some great stories about Edinburgh during the beer tasting. Would definitely recommend, it’s fun, casual, and a nice tour for someone who enjoys beer and a bit of history.
Lawrence
August 2020
Excellent fun! This won't make a Beer connoisseur out of you (especially as it's sponsored by a particular brewery) but our young host was excellent, fun and recanted her stories with wit and some wisdom. The years old basement of the former Jail added to the atmosphere too. Didn't expect too much for the price initially, other than a way to taste some interesting beer, but got a lot more - would certainly recommend.
Excellent fun! This won't make a Beer connoisseur out of you (especially as it's sponsored by a particular brewery) but our young host was excellent, fun and recanted her stories…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 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.

More tips

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

What to bring

The vaults can be a little chilly- we suggest at least a warm jumper, although we can provide blankets and a hot water bottle