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The Vaults, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ

Our very first home, The Vaults are located in the historic Leith area of Edinburgh. Dating back to the 18th Century, the building is one of Scotland’s oldest commercial premises, originally used as a wine warehouse. For many members, The Vaults, with its leather sofas, roaring fires and friendly ambience, remains the heart and soul of the Society.

Planning a celebration? Non-members and members alike can book a private room for a special meal and whisky tasting.

87 Giles Street
EdinburghEH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451

General Opening Hours

Normal Opening Hours Members' Room

The VaultsMonday: CLOSEDMardi: 11:30 am - 11:00 pmMercredi: 11:30 am - 11:00 pmThursday: 11:30 am - 12:00 amVendredi: 11:30 am - 12:00 amSamedi: 11:30 am - 12:00 amDimanche: 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
87 Giles Street
EdinburghEH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451

Bar Menu

The VaultsMonday: CLOSEDMardi: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pmMercredi: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmVendredi: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmSamedi: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pmDimanche: 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
87 Giles Street
EdinburghEH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451

Additional Opening Hours

Open Mondays during December 11.30-17.00 (Members Room Closed: from 17.00 Christmas Eve (last orders 16.00). Closed: 25th & 26th December. Hogmanay: 11.30-15.00 for lunch. Venue closed in evening for Hogmanay celebration. Closed: 1st & 2nd January. Open: 3rd January as normal from 11.30.

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Private Events at the Vaults

The Cask Room celebrates the history and continued role of The Vaults building. Once a storage room for fine casks of wine and spirits, it now welcomes up to 32 guests who can admire the rare collection of cask samples and whisky artefacts as they indulge in this discreet space.

The Tasting Room continues to host the Society's secret Tasting Panel sessions, which approve only the highest quality whiskies for Society Members. The antique mahogany table and chairs cater for up to 14 guests within an authentically Scottish atmosphere, complimented by the original ‘uisge cupboard’ of the 17th century proprietor, Mr J.G. Thomson.

If you’d like to book a private festive tasting or event with us this winter, ask us at the bar or email us at More about private events at


Food offers at the Vaults

Seasonal Menu - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only

  Two courses £13, Three courses £16


EVENTS AT The Vaults

  1. Thursday 24 Octobre 2019 The Vaults: "Let's Talk About Spirits" Edimbourg Plus que 4 Disponibles Vue »
  2. Lundi 28 Octobre 2019 The Vaults:(NOV) Outturn Preview Members Tasting Edimbourg 15 Disponibles Vue »
  3. Lundi 04 Novembre 2019 VAULTS: SMWS Quiz Night Edimbourg 28 Disponibles Vue »