The Jolly Judge

at 7 James Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PB

The Jolly Judge sits just off the Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile.Low beamed ceilings, log fire and a tranquil atmosphere, this is Scottish hospitality at its best.Wide range of malt whiskies, real ale and cider. Tempting bar lunches served till 3.

The Jolly Judge
7 James Court, Lawnmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2PB
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 0131 225 2669

How To Get to The Jolly Judge

Easy walking distance from all buses on Princes Street and 5 minutes away from Waverly Station, alternatively Lothian Buses numbers 23, 27, 41, 42, 45 and 67 all stop just round the corner on George IV Bridge, less than 2 minutes away. The Airlink terminus (100) is also only 5 minutes away.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Tuesdays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 12:00- 23:00
  • Fridays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Sundays: 12:30- 23:00


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Looking forward to France v Scotland in the 6 Nations. The other 2 warm-up games are all very well, but it’s not the real thing.

Published on 2015-02-07 16:54:29 GMT

O gude ale comes and gude ale goes; Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sell my hose, and pawn my shoon- Gude ale keeps my heart aboon! Happy Burns’ Night a’body.

Published on 2015-01-25 17:54:27 GMT

Apologies for the late notice. The bonus round is inspired by our Ass. Man. (Adam) turning 30 this week. To win £60 you need to know about 1985

Published on 2015-01-19 17:39:20 GMT

Tonight's Bonus round is a healthy £50 and is on Scottish literature (and Burns isnae mentioned)

Published on 2015-01-12 16:40:44 GMT

Happy New Year people of Quizland. The quiz returns on Monday (5th) See you there!

Published on 2015-01-03 22:53:18 GMT

Hope everyone is enjoying the festive season so far. If you're planning to visit us for a drink or two we're open : Noon - 10pm Hogmanay 2pm - 5pm New Years Day Then as usual from 2nd of January 2015. Wishing you a very jolly and safe New Year!

Published on 2014-12-31 11:00:47 GMT

Wee reminder that the quiz IS on tomorrow and it will no doubt have a festive flavour.

Published on 2014-12-21 20:34:35 GMT

Dear People of Quizland, Unfortunately the quizmaster has man-flu and tonight's quiz is therefore cancelled. See you all next week.

Published on 2014-12-08 13:54:31 GMT

Due to technical reasons there was no quiz last night. This means that the bonus remains at £160 for next week and the subject is still the West Wing.

Published on 2014-11-18 11:31:55 GMT

I think Alex enjoyed his birthday but he didn't win the £140 (he did come close) Given that the quiz is between Sunday and Tuesday the subject for the £150 is the obvious. (For those that requested "The West Wing" I haven't forgotten and its time will come)

Published on 2014-11-09 21:51:45 GMT

At the request of Alex (it's his birthday) the bonus for the £140 bonus round is Scottish History

Published on 2014-11-02 20:36:45 GMT

Good morning! PLEASE NOTE We are closed to the public today as we are hosting a private function for our owners and staff. Very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Published on 2014-11-02 11:26:16 GMT

Tomorrow the Bonus for the quiz is a staggering £130! The subject is Halloween.

Published on 2014-10-26 22:38:40 GMT

For those who weren't there last week to witness the epic fail on the Star Wars bonus round, £120 can be won tonight by knowing your stuff on Malt Whisky!

Published on 2014-10-20 14:07:01 GMT

Tonight's bonus is £110! Two subjects were requested, Star Wars and Malt Whisky. Instead of asking which malt Chewbacca would drink we'll have Star Wars this week and Malt Whisky next. See you tonight.

Published on 2014-10-13 10:57:33 GMT

Tomorrow at the quiz there is a bonus round worth £120! To be in with a chance to win it you need to know all about Dracula

Published on 2015-04-19 00:27:54 GMT

The Bonus is £80 and its Wimbledon. As its short notice it'll be easier (Aye, right!!)

Published on 2015-07-06 16:27:24 GMT

The Bonus for Monday's quiz is up to an amazing £70! The subject had been requested and it's Mythological Creatures

Published on 2015-06-27 11:55:59 GMT

Afternoon people of Quizland. £60 Bonus on Flags!

Published on 2015-06-22 14:38:18 GMT

For those who weren't at the Quiz last week - the bonus has reached £50 and the subject (by request) is Simon and Garfunkel

Published on 2015-06-15 10:50:59 GMT

Not long now until #WorldWhiskyDay What will you be drinking tomorrow?

Published on 2015-05-15 20:54:02 GMT

Thanks to Damien for hosting lat week's quiz. The bonus has now reached £150! Is about time it was won. This week's bonus round will be a 10 question highest score takes the cash affair. The subject is axemen (virtuoso performers on the guitar) May the best team win!

Published on 2015-05-09 22:01:30 GMT

Monday's quiz will be hosted by Damien while Mike had his errant belly button reattached. The bonus is now at £140! Have fun

Published on 2015-05-02 14:43:31 GMT

£130 for the bonus and the subject (by request) is The Beatles. Good luck!

Published on 2015-04-27 14:03:19 GMT

The bonus for tomorrow's quiz is £120 and the subject is Dracula

Published on 2015-04-19 22:43:08 GMT

Huge thanks to Damien for Guest Hosting the quiz last week. The Quizmaster has returned (just) and the subject for tonight's humungus £110 bonus round is Bugs Bunny. That's all Folks!

Published on 2015-07-27 14:48:13 GMT

Quizmaster is on Holiday so our guest quizmaster Damien is in charge tomorrow, please give him your support. The bonus is a very tasty £100 and I'm sure when he sees this post Damien will give you a clue as to the subject!

Published on 2015-07-19 15:04:22 GMT

Its a £90 Bonus at the quiz tonight! 30 years ago today there was a wee concert staged for charity and that's the subject for the bonus.

Published on 2015-07-13 15:52:01 GMT

Well that was a great wee cider festival. Thanks to everyone who made it along and we can't wait for the Summer Cider Festival in June. The voting results are also in and the Oliver's Cider and Perry Ltd. - Classic Perry came out top!!! So will endeavour to get that on again soon. Second was Lilley's Apples And Pears Cider (yum) - Crazy Goat Pyder and third was Sandford Orchards - Devon Mist This is the full results 1st Olivers - Perry 2nd Lilleys - Crazy Goat Pyder 3rd Sandford Orchands - Devon Mist 4th Lilleys - Bee Sting Perry 5th Gwatkin - Stoke Red 6th Farmer Jims - Dabinet = 7th Gwatkin - Squeal Pig Perry = 7th Olivers - Shezam = 7th Lilleys – Pig Swill Pyder 10th Burrow Hill - Medium 11th Heron Valley - Organic Medium 12th Sheppy's - Medium = 13th Westons - Old Rosie = 13th Heron Valley - Organic Dry 15th Abrahalls - Thundering Molly 16th Gwatkin - Golden Valley Scrumpy 17th Westons - Rosies Pig 18th Sheppy's - Dry 19th Sandfor Orchards - Old Kirkton 20th Thistly Cross - Jaggy Thistle

Published on 2015-04-15 16:38:49 GMT

It's £110 for winning the quiz bonus tonight and all you need to know is what happened on April 13th

Published on 2015-04-13 15:08:35 GMT

£50 bonus there is. Win or not win, go it must! At the Christmas quiz see you we will.

Published on 2015-12-20 13:08:50 GMT

Sincere apologies to all quizzers but tonight's quiz is cancelled as the quizmaster is distinctly under the weather. See you all next week

Published on 2015-11-16 15:37:34 GMT

The Bonus is up to £100! The subject is one of the two you're not supposed to talk about when drinking - and its not religion!

Published on 2015-11-09 14:12:06 GMT

So that's the Rugby World Cup over for another 4 years.... Not just yet - its the subject for tonight's £90 Bonus round!!

Published on 2015-11-02 11:10:50 GMT

Its Robin Hood! (Subject for the £80 bonus round tonight)

Published on 2015-10-26 00:07:00 GMT

There is a substantial bonus of £70 available to quizzers who know about Blackadder. Come armed and dangerous on Monday

Published on 2015-10-16 20:02:37 GMT

As promised this is the early announcement of the subject for Monday's bonus round. A detailed knowledge of Christopher Columbus could net you £60!

Published on 2015-10-08 21:10:48 GMT

Tonight the Quiz bonus is £50 and the Subject is Bond (Dr No debuted this date in 1962)

Published on 2015-10-05 15:51:14 GMT

Quizzing tonight? There's a £40 bonus on offer if you know about spacecraft

Published on 2015-09-28 17:12:43 GMT

Quiz tonight at 8.30 with a £20 Bonus round. Monday nights in September are made for quizzing!

Published on 2015-09-14 15:51:21 GMT

WE'RE HIRING!! We have full and part time positions available for experienced bar people. Applicants should pop in with their CV. 🍻

Published on 2015-09-10 18:19:09 GMT

Dear people of Quizland, The Festival is over (phew!) so Monday sees the return of The Quiz. Music, Pictures, etc and, of course, the world famous Bonus Round.See you on the 7th

Published on 2015-09-05 08:24:57 GMT

Surviving the festival ?!? 🎭 We're open until midnight every night and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays to help. You're welcome. 🍻

Published on 2015-08-14 18:28:49 GMT

Monday 3 August will be the last quiz before the break for the festival. There is £120 in the bonus pot and it has to be won. I was going to do a wee poll on the site but I can't remember how! So the old fashioned way: There have been 3 suggestions for bonus subjects and they are Classical Music, Harry Potter & British Film. Using the reply to this status vote for your favourite or make a suggestion. Votes will close Monday at noon at which point I will panic and try to write a 10 question round. The team that scores the highest will win the £120! Good Luck

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