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Great pub

Enjoyed visiting Friday, very hot night, pub was busy nice atmosphere & good background music... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Leyland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not what it used to be

Went in for dinner this week with friends. Food seems to have been taken over by a chain and not... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Sylvia M
Sydney, Australia
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435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland
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+44 131 225 6531
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in for a pint one day then came back again then came for food the following night. They don’t take bookings which I get and they don’t need to. We ate in the bar after being told it would be forty minutes for...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just came out from this restaurant. Me and my husband we are not tourists but living in Edinburgh so have been visiting several restaurants in Scotland. Barely 2 hours ago we were there and had a FISH PLATTER for sharing. On menu it is...More

Thank Yoon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I always travel one block to the right or left of the main tourist street; that's how we found Deacon Brodie's. The food and drink are awesome and the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is really entertaining. We're going back...More

Thank BosleyAlderman
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Arrived in Edinburgh last Monday and decided to go for something to eat. Arrived at this pub and ventured in for something to eat as it looked nice from the outside. Went upstairs and waited for someone to come out to us. After about 5...More

1  Thank Lilian M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting Friday, very hot night, pub was busy nice atmosphere & good background music. Plenty of seating. Drinks reasonably priced.

Thank ljbunny
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Went in for dinner this week with friends. Food seems to have been taken over by a chain and not up to the standard of past visits. It was ok, edible but more towards a “ little chef” than “gastro pub”

1  Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This place is divided in 2 parts. Ground floor is the pub and the top floor is dining area. The place is very popular and always crowded. Kids are allowed in the 1st floor till 10 pm. The place has a typical Scotland culture. They...More

Thank Tojo B
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Been here many times over the years ,nice old pub with lots of history and historical interest, very busy at times so you may not always get a table. If I remember correctly food used to be served upstairs in the restaurant, but now every...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after a visit to the castle and grabbed a beer and soft shell crab sandwich. One orders at bar and your selection is brought to you. We sat next to a local who indicated that upstairs the selection is the same but with...More

Thank Byron R
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Met with friends here for drinks before dinner. A pub with a strong tradition in Edinburgh with a brilliant situation on the Royal Mile. Nothing much about it to separate it from many others in the area except it’s history and the lengths it goes...More

1  Thank DavidM299
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
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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