In the heart of Gladstone's Land off the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh's Old Town, this watering hole is still one of my favourites in the Scottish capital, a city with more than its fair share of fantastic pubs and nosheries
6 Shanks's pony An important aspect of a truly successful festival meeting is the handy proximity of the racecourse to a sufficiency of watering holes, fleshpots and nosheries
for the delectation of the racegoer.
However, the credit crunch means it's increasingly hard to find posh noshers to eat the posh nosh in the posh nosheries
Maybe the most bizarre part of the entire Twelfth is the way the little corpses are immediately flown to London where customers in posh nosheries
pay way over the odds for the first plateful, hoping their dinner was downed by a prince.
Dinner for six with Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard at one of Canberra's top nosheries
is a little more expensive, with bidding sitting at 8,200 dollars.
And then there's the mishmash of dereliction, pole dancing tat and fast food nosheries
on the facing side of the street.
Head chef Tom Earl offers food as good as you will find in central London - at barely half the price - and there's oodles more quality eating available nearby, listed in a 58-page glossy guide to Nottinghamshire nosheries
The vacant and shuttered shops in Bull Yard, designated by the city council as sites for up-market nosheries
, remain eerily quiet.
a menu that's a miles above many ordinary nosheries
but with prices that are right down to earth.
They also compare notes on modern nosheries
such as Ada's in Limehouse and Harrington's of Tooting.
However, I've visited more than a few snobby nosheries
where the welcome is as warm as the tip of Scott Of The Antarctic's nose.