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Edinburgh: The Counting House

Celebrate in the finest surroundings! This stylish function suite is the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Boasting traditional period features and a unique atmosphere the venue comprises a main banqueting hall and an intimate lounge with a self-contained bar, allowing for a total capacity of 160 guests.

Edinburghs Finest Function Suite

The Counting House offers a range of packages to meet all requirements, and is an ideal location for all occasions from ceilidhs, wedding receptions and birthday parties to, club or society meetings and fund-raising events. Individual parts of the suite can be rented to suit, making it suitable and cost-effective for the largest or smallest of parties. Read more

Edinburgh: The Pear Tree House

The Pear Tree House does not stand still for very long! Since coming to the Pear Tree last year George Fyvie has striven to create a powerhouse hub to give back to the community as much as we have been given!  They make extensive use of the Counting House (upon which the dome of the Usher Hall was based due to it being the traditional home of the Usher family.

“We also count ourselves proud to be a home to many local groups such as Edinburgh Tango and Edinbop Swing Dancing, along with The Edinburgh Fortean Society, Midlife Crisis rock and grunge and the fantastic Ragged University project – aiming at giving free education to all who want to learn!” Read more

Edinburgh: The Blind Poet

The Blind Poet is a small pub near the University of Edinburgh.  A cosy, literary pub in the Southside of Edinburgh. They attract a mixed bunch, students, locals and tourists alike. Best known for the three B’s – Beer, Banter and Bands; they feature live music several times a week, usually something rock/pop/country based, and also have a weekly open-mic night where anyone can get up and strut their stuff.

For those who like to stretch their brains a little they run a quiz every Sunday evening, and there’s usually a cryptic crossword on the go. They’ve also got a large set of antique Encyclopedia Britannica which make for entertaining browsing!  There Ragged University has run numerous events in The Blind Poet with staff who enjoy bringing new life in… Read more