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Deacon Brodie's Tavern

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Address: 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland
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+44 131 225 6531
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00

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great beers food and atmosphere

This is an atmospheric pub inn a great location on the Royal mile with a great selection of craft beers and good Scottish food including Haggis Needs and Tatties and sport when... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Mike M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for your nice service and the food i really loved it i had a Vegetable Scotch broth and Scottish eggs , the place is at the Royal Mille very convenient location it's a local tavern with nice ambience i was there on a monday evening for dinning at the bar area not the restaurant ,and it was a... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is an atmospheric pub inn a great location on the Royal mile with a great selection of craft beers and good Scottish food including Haggis Needs and Tatties and sport when required such as the international Rugby.

Thank Mike M
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We came into this tavern on a busy Saturday afternoon, my husband was pleased with the selection of ales! It was very busy, we stood for a while, then I saw a small space for 2 next to another couple, I asked if they would mind if we sat down & they said no, they had been waiting for quite... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely little bar on the Royal Mile, I'd definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a pit-stop en route to the castle etc! It's a great atmosphere of a night time too with a wide variety of drinks on offer

Thank ginaaar7
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Surprised by some of the negative reviews about this place as we ate here several times whilst in Edinburgh, and enjoyed every visit. There can be a bit of a wait for a table upstairs (no reservations taken) but that's probably because the food is good and hearty, therefore, it's a very popular place. We found the staff to be... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place. The food is outstanding the staff are lovely and the atmosphere is great! Not to mention the history an fabulous location on the royal mile.

Thank michellemH259XQ
County Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

maybe I did pick a bad day for have a pint in this pub but if I am back to Edinburgh will pick other watering holes staff very unpleasant, particularly one waiter and some customers were rude sorry lads, that was my experience

Thank Eagle-of-Burgundy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you visit Edinburgh you must call in at Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Whilst we were there we were looked after by two very friendly waitresses. Our delicious food included a delightful Haggis, a great steak Pie and a lovely sausage and mash.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in after a long day of shopping and site seeing. Great selection of drinks especially gin, nice atmosphere and the music is spot on.

Thank kendo1978
Waterford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dine upstairs- reservation needed. Beautiful ceiling and wall decor. Great food, pub atmosphere but up-scale. Not cheap but worth it.

Thank Tours-of-Scotland

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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