Had a very pleasant evening on Friday at The Beehive Inn with Steve and Kirby (a fellow brother of the briar visiting from Ohio, USA).
We started at the tables at the front, on the pedestrianised bit of The Grassmarket, before moving to the beer garden at the back.
There's a nice selection of seating areas on the multi-level decking. Most of the tables have large umbrellas and a couple of areas have decent looking heaters (might be handy in the winter).
Steve made the very good suggestion that having a more central location might be more attractive to potential members...with the added bonus that there would be no problems with trains if we had a Sunday session.
If there are no objections, I will schedule another meeting, at The Beehive Inn, on Sunday 21st October, from 2.30pm.
Forgot to mention pipes and baccy: Kirby was smoking a very handsome Eric Nording freehand, Steve was smoking his Peterson Donegal with St Bruno Flake and I was smoking Dunhill London Mixture in my restored Dunhill billiard.