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The Ensign Ewart

Open Now: 11:00 - 01:00
Open today: 11:00 - 01:00
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A historic pub!

A very old pub which retains its original character! We visited it twice and we had great beers and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Live Music and Bartenders Who Know Their Stuff

1st of All: Try one or more (we tried 2) of the Gin flights. It was such a fun way to try a whole... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Under new ownership! Focusing on all things Scottish, 4 Cask Ales, ever changing whisky list, Scottish gins and live music.
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521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, Scotland
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+44 131 225 7440
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very old pub which retains its original character! We visited it twice and we had great beers and mostly amazing love music!

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 26 July 2018

1st of All: Try one or more (we tried 2) of the Gin flights. It was such a fun way to try a whole bunch of different gins! The live music was beautiful and changed every night! A calm way to end a busy day...More

Thank IVYTravels47
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We visited this cozy pub twice during our visit to Edinburgh.Two musicians provide live acoustic Scottish music (accordion and fiddle) nightly, roughly 9 pm to midnight. The place is small so it's best suited to couples or small groups rather than a night out with...More

Thank BethB55
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Little jem of a pub very close to Edinburgh Castle. Visited for lunch and was shown a very limited menu. Ordered a sandwich and a pint of local heavy ale. Has to be best sandwich I have had in ages. beautiful bread and flavorful local...More

Thank mombir
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is an old pub with a good atmosphere. Good service, cold beers. A little on the hot side at the time of our visit (June) which i don't know if the heating was kept on or whether it was because it was a small...More

Thank Ghostcymru13
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The Ewart Ensign is a great little pub, the service is first class. We only had a soup for lunch, but we were treated as important customers, two different waiters asked us if we were happy with our meal. Very friendly place, must visit for...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Came across this lovely cosy little pub on our first night. What a find - staff were friendly and helpful guiding hubby to a nice local brew - or 3 and an amazing selection of gins. We ate here and the food was excellent. Far...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A pub thats at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile,so its both the highest pub and the closest to the Castle, and is pretty old at around 1680s. It's a bit cramped but does good food and the atmosphere is pretty good.

Thank Huw222
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Really nice pub. Was in here twice during our stay. Relaxed atmosphere. Cute little snug right up the back in the corner. They had a gin tasting offer on 4 gins 2 tonics for £15 which was very good. Live music on the Sunday night...More

Thank morrsarah
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My friends and I got in Edinburgh late one night and heard live music so we came in for a drink. There was a wide variety of drinks and the music was acoustic so relaxing and enjoyable. We loved this place because it was established...More

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this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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