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The Other Place: just like New York. Sort of.

The Other Place is a light and airy bar in Edinburgh's Canonmills
The Other Place is a light and airy bar in Edinburgh’s Canonmills

It was always going to be tough for The Other Place at Canonmills to impress me given that it was my first pub visit after a trip to New York where service and food had been exceptional. What’s more, given that they claim that their menu is American-inspired, I’d be testing them on an iconic NYC speciality – the hotdog. So did this relatively new boozer deliver a successful ale and sausage-based experience? Continue reading The Other Place: just like New York. Sort of.

Then & Now: The Stags Head -> The Other Place

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As I’ve noted, Edinburgh’s pubs have been changing rapidly in the past year or so, nowhere more so than down in Canonmills where two old stalwarts, The Stags Head and McLachlan’s have been replaced by modern bars The Other Place and Cross & Corner respectively.

In the first of a series looking at before and after these transformations, here is The Stag’s Head magically turned into The Other Place.

Other Place Staggs BEFOREOther Place AFTER

Simply drag the slider right and left to see the transformation that has occurred. It’s a real pity they have to put those ugly blue wheelie bins there . . . If you’re on a tablet, you may only be able to see the full before or the full after but you’ll still get the idea.