The Literary Tours - 04 July 2006

Join the intrepid duo, Clart (as in muck!) and our clean-hankied intellectual McBrain, who will lead you on a brilliant and witty dramatic romp through the wynds, courtyards and pubs of Edinburgh's Old and New Town. A hilarious duel of wits across three hundred years of great writing and colourful characters.

The tour begins at the historic Beehive Inn in the Grassmarket, and follows a route past the Martyrs? Cross, the site of the old gallows, through the winding streets, wynds and courtyards of the Old Town of Edinburgh, over the Mound and down to Rose Street in the New Town. Led by professional actors this is an entertaining, witty and dramatic romp through the life and work of Scotland`s great poets and novelists from the early 18th century to the present day.

Literary Supper packages
We have concocted some delightful food packages (click here for details) with both The Beehive Inn (the starting pub) and Milnes Bar (the finishing pub). We would recommend that you give yourself at least an hour for dining prior to the tour beginning at 7.30 pm and more for group bookings. The total price for your literary lunch or supper is inclusive of the tour cost.On receipt of your booking reference, the bar staff at The Beehive will issue you with a ticket for the tour and point out where it starts from.

From there, all you need to do is sit down and relax, enjoy your meal and prepare yourself for an award-winning, dramatised literary tour of Edinburgh - against one of the most spectacular and historical back-drops in the world!

For lunch and supper confirmation please show the respective pub your tour ticket and give the name used to confirm your booking through our site.

Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate your booking, we cannot guarantee a dining reservation until we have notified the specifed pub. We will aim to confirm your booking within 24 hours both via e-mail and by telephone (mobile telephone preferred) . In the event that we are unable to contact you directly by telephone and to avoid disappointment, the responsibility rests with the client to check e-mail for a confirmation message or otherwise, a minimum of 8 hours in advance of your booking request. No refunds will be issued for any reason whatsoever, once the booking request has been confirmed by The Scottish Literary Tour Trust and subsequently relayed to the client. If we are fully booked on the date of your preferred literary dining package and are unable to accommodate your request or able to secure an acceptable alternative, we will issue a full refund to your credit card company within 24 hours. Please note that places on The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour may still be available, irrespective of dining capacity at either The Beehive Inn or Milnes Bar.

Bank Details:
Please note that if you wish to pay directly into our bank, or make a BACS or CHAPS payment, please use the following account details: The Scottish Literary Tour Trust, Sort Code: 80-02-24, Account Number: 00839938.

*NB please note all literary lunch and supper packages are inclusive of the tour price.

Please be advised that we require a minimum of one days notice for literary supper packages and for the Scottish menu at Milnes a minimum of three days

Name Price
Tour - Regular £10
Dual Bus/Pub Tour   £15
Tour - Regular £7
Tour - Student £5
Tour - Cafe Royal - Literary Brunch Express £20
Tour – Café Royal – Pre Theatre Menu (2 Courses) £25
Tour – Café Royal – Pre Theatre Menu (3 Courses) – £30 £30
Tour – Café Royal – Post Pub Tour Dinner (3 Courses) £50
Tour – Ensign Ewart – Snack Menu £15
Tour – Ensign Ewart – Main Menu £18