The Cumberland Bar

Classic Victorian New Town Bar With Beer Garden and Gourmet Food

Fine Ales, Wines, Spirits & Food in Edinburgh’s New Town.

The Cumberland Bar has been a long established favourite public house and restaurant in Edinburgh’s New Town. In previous times, the bar was known as “The Tilted Wig”, owned and operated by the well known Paddy Crossnan. During his ownership the bar became a frequent lunchtime and evening stop for the areas lawyers, judges and other professional inhabitants.

In the mid 1990’s, the equally well known Ian Whyte purchased the bar and renovated it with the style and quality of finish that he was already famous for. Detailed woodwork with an emphasis on real ale and development of the food operation established it as the New Town’s finest local and won CAMRA’s best pub refurbishment award.

Recently ownership of the bar passed to D M Stewart Ltd, well known in Edinburgh as owners and operators of some of Edinburgh’s most classic and famous victorian hostelries. The Cumberland Bar, with it’s unique beer garden is also immortalised in Alexander McCall Smith’s serialised novel 44 Scotland Street, as the typical New Town drinking establishment, so favoured by his characters.

Nestled in the residential streets of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, The Cumberland Bar offers the finest real ales, wines, spirits and gourmet food in welcoming wood panelled surroundings. Owned and operated by D M Stewart Ltd, It’s secluded beer garden is unique to the New Town whilst the bar boasts an open fire if the weather is a little too cold.

8 Real ale taps and a superb range of local and imported beers are complemented by an extensive wine list, delicious all day menus and traditional Sunday Roasts. Free WiFi is available and our conference room can be booked for meetings for groups of up to 12 people with Buffet choices available.

Monday 12pm–12am Tuesday 12pm–12am Wednesday 12pm–12am Thursday 12pm–1am Friday 12pm–1am Saturday 12pm–1am Sunday 11am–12am