Independent central city bar

The Bar

Whats it like at the Wash bar


The Wash bar is a fully independent central city bar located on the historic Mound that connects the old town to the new.


Less than 10 minutes from Waverly train station and within stumbling distance of Edinburgh Castle, The writers museum and Greyfriars Kirkyard, it makes a great starting point to your central Edinburgh experience or a warm dry place to hide when the heavens open.


We Pride ourselves on our casual feel and treat everyone as if they were a local.

Only the best

We offer only the best for folks in and out of town, harbouring in our stock 8 taps, Over 20 bottled beers and ciders, Over 40 gins, 20 Whiskeys and over 100 bottles on the gantry there really is something for everyone.

Fancy a bite!

Fancy a bite to eat! not only do we have an amazing selection of drinks for all, we also offer a great selection of food! Our chef puts on a wide range of traditional and seasonal British pub classics. From snacks and sides to a full Scottish breaky to your classic burger a fries we have it all, and we Welcome you!To join us!


Our kitchen is open from 11am until 8pm 7 days a week. Mostly prepared on site.

The Vibe


With a very small team, all of whom bring their own eclectic music passion to the table the vibe of the bar is never the same 2 days in a row. From Northern Soul to Dub and Reggae. From the Britpop of the 90s to the classics of the 70s, you'll never know what you are going to walk into.


Despite our size we can do a lot. With a Function room just up stairs, it is available for private hire 7 days a week. Its available with a fully staffed private bar or as an empty room depending on your needs.


It holds up to 60 people making it the perfect space for birthdays, retirement parties and Hen nights. Our chef can organise a buffet to suit all numbers if you so require. We are happy to book tables for smaller groups as well just fill out the booking form below.

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