"the best pub in the world"


The Canny Man's pub in Morningside is an Edinburgh institution established in 1871 and passed down through generations of the Kerr family.

It is a free house, as free as the wind as Mr Kerr used to say, therefore it has no connection with any brewery and only sells the best of each brewers produce.

The Canny Man's has developed a formidable reputation for its Bloody Mary even gaining exposure on BBC's Saturday Kitchen show. If there is a better hangover cure we have not found it yet.

Sadly Watson Kerr passed away in September 2011 but his full page obituary in the Scotsman newspaper described him as an "extraordinary Edinburgh publican whose unique approach to hospitality brought his Canny Man's pub legendary status". His no nonsense approach to running a public house gave The Canny Man's notoriety that stretched far passed the boundaries of Edinburgh.

This small family run bar in Edinburgh has catered to many dignitaries and celebrities over the years. With celebrated seafood chef Rick Stein calling the Canny Man's "the best pub in the world".

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237 Morningside Road,
EH10 4QU

0131 447 1484