Pubs in Edinburgh Old Town


Royal Mile – Grassmarket – Cowgate

Ensign Ewart Pub, Edinburgh Old Town

The Ensign Ewart

Established in 1680, the Ensign Ewart Pub is the highest pub in Edinburgh and the closest to Edinburgh Castle.

Website:- Ensign Ewart

521 – 523 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PE


The Jolly Judge Pub, Edinburgh Old Town

The Jolly Judge

Low beamed ceilings, log fire and a tranquil atmosphere, this is Scottish hospitality at its best. Sample the wide range of malt whiskies, real ales and tempting bar lunches.

The Jolly Judge sits at the foot of a vennel, at the centre of one of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, a mere 2 minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle.

Website:- The Jolly Judge

The Jolly Judge, 7 James Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PB


The Jolly Judge Pub, Edinburgh Old Town

Deacon Brodies

Deacon Brodies Tavern – Named after William Brodiea Scottish cabinet-maker and an Edinburgh city councillor, who maintained a secret life as a housebreaker to fund his gambling habit. Read his story here.

Website:- Deacon Brodies Tavern

Deacon Brodies Tavern, 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT


The streets which make up the Royal Mile are, from West to East, Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street, the Canongate and Abbey Strand.


Royal Mile Pubs

The Albanach – 197 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE

The Royal McGregor – 154 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS

The Mitre Bar – 131-133 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG

The World’s End – 2-8 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB

No.1 High Street – 1 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

The Canons’ Gait – 232 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DQ

The Tolbooth Tavern – 167 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN


George IV Bridge Area Pubs

George IV Bar – 54 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN


Grassmarket Area Pubs

The Fiddler’s Arms – 9-11 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HY

The Beehive Inn – 18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU

The White Hart – 34 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU

The Last Drop – 74-78 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR

Dropkick Murphys – 7 Merchant St, Edinburgh EH1 2QD

The Bow Bar – 80 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH

The Grassmarket Bar – 27-31 West Port EH1 2JA

Dragonfly – 52 West Port EH1 2LD


Cowgate Pubs

The Three Sisters – 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS

Stramash – 207 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JQ

Bannermans – 212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ