This village pub by Duddingston Loch used to be ‘a firm favourite among past monarchs and poets’ according to its website. Now it’s a firm favourite among climbers of Arthur’s Seat in need of refreshment, students keen on Scotland’s oldest skittle alley and Sunday roast-hunters.
Whether you’re after drams of the finest single malts or craft beer brewed within walking distance, Edinburgh does not disappoint. The city’s pub scene is thriving, with new spots regularly popping up to rival old-school haunts that evoke a bygone era. If you fancy a classy, sophisticated night out, Edinburgh’s pubs (and many excellent cocktail bars) will show you a good time. But likewise, if you’re just after a chilled pint with some pals, you’ll feel right at home in the city’s more stripped-back and traditional boozers.
So, ready to find that pin down that homey tavern, a bustling modern taproom – or something in between? Our selection of Edinburgh’s best pubs should have you covered.
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