'Cool' Scots suburb once visited by Beyonce which offers cheapest Wetherspoons pint

Houses on the banks of the Water of Leith, reflected in the water on a beautiful summer's day. Leith residential area in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The most expensive Wetherspoons pint in Scotland can be found in Edinburgh, a new survey has revealed.

Strangely, though, the capital is also home to one of the cheapest pints poured by the chain. Research conducted by Stocklytics examined the average cost for a Carling, Budweiser, Guinness, Heineken, Peroni and Stella at every branch.

As reported by the Scottish Daily Express, on average the cost of the least expensive pint is about £3.19, with Edinburgh bucking this trend at one of its most popular premises. The city is home to the priciest pint in the UK, with an average alcoholic beverage in the Walter Scott pub in Edinburgh Airport setting you back a huge £6.80.

When examined by region, though, Lothian had the cheapest pint on average at £3.42, while Clackmannanshire came second on £3.65. There is one Spoons in a leafy Edinburgh suburb once labelled one of the "coolest" in the world which offers a cut-price alternative, and is also a great place to visit as well.

The Foot of The Walk premises on Constitution Street is the lowest-priced in the city, and a pint of Carling can be purchased for just £2.58. Leith is one of the biggest up and coming areas in the city, and has undergone significant regeneration in recent years and is now a busy port which is visited regularly by cruise liners. It also has a number of tourist attractions, including the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

It can be accessed by tram from Haymarket train station, with stops at Balfour Street (Leith Walk), Foot of the Walk (Constitution Street), The Shore (Constitution Street), Port of Leith and Ocean Terminal. The Royal Yacht Britannia is the Queen's former Royal residence which is now a five-star visitor attraction.

There are a number of Scottish Government offices located there as well, alongside a range of new pubs and restaurants. The area also has a unique claim to fame, as it was the location for the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2003, bringing the likes of Beyonce and Justin Timberlake to the city.

Leith was also named the fourth "coolest neighbourhood in the world" by Time Out in 2021 and will soon boast the UK's only vertical whisky distillery in the Port of Leith distillery. It also became famous after name-checked in the iconic Proclaimers song Sunshine on Leith which became a musical, and then a feature film.

Time Out described it as "once Scotland’s main trade port, Leith’s connection to industry stretches back centuries. Today, however, the north Edinburgh neighbourhood is better known as a cultural hotspot, home to big arts institutions and up-and-coming businesses alike."

Local author Irvine Welsh showcased some of the darker side of the area in his famous Trainspotting novel and its prequel Skagboys, with these prompting two films. Hit BBC Scotland drama Guilt is also set in Leith, with show written by former resident Neil Forsyth, and starring local boys Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives.

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