Underground Beer Tasting

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by James

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

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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From $14/ person

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$14 per person
Join 2 other guests
$14 per person
Join 2 other guests
$14 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 4.94 out of 5 from 333 reviews.

Maja
November 2021
The underground beer tasting with James was absolutely incredible! We are so thrilled that we chose to try it out. James is funny and kind, and he knows so much about both beer, whisky and the beautiful venue which the event took place in. And he is very good as passing all his knowledge on, even to beginners, in an fun and easy way. We warmly recommend this experience to everyone!
Oliver
November 2021
Sarah was a great host. Her humility and knowledge of both Edinburgh and beer was second to none. A really cool experience full of history and amazing beer.
Beth
November 2021
Thanks James, this was really great value and interesting to hear about the renovations at the location - a great part of our trip :)
Ellis
November 2021
Great experience of beer tasting in the underground depths of old Edinburgh. Great host with humour that knew what he was talking about!
Natasha
November 2021
James was wicked! Such a laugh and a very good beer guide. The vaults were epic I’ll definitely come back again. Would recommend it highly just for the beer 😂😂
Victoria
November 2021
Just do it … even if you don’t like beer it’s so worth doing this, James is a brilliant host, very enthusiastic and entertains with stories or Edinburgh and beer!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.