Named after the author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this traditional Edinburgh pub can be found a short walk from Picardy Place. Hunker down here and you can indulge in a menu of Scottish classics including haggis, neeps and tatties, Balmoral chicken and stovies.
Traditional Pubs In Edinburgh
Nothing quite compares to a classic Scottish boozer. From quirky hideaways with roaring fireplaces for toasting your toes to old school gems pairing freshly poured pints with heart-warming comfort food, our city is packed with unique haunts that have a cosy vibe from their historic features or Old Town location. Explore our guide to traditional pubs in Edinburgh and hunker down happy.
With its prime location in Edinburgh's historic Old Town, this traditional pub is a cosy retreat after a busy day in the city. Swing by The Haymarket for their top-notch collection of speciality pies, which can be paired with a wide choice of cask ales, gins and whiskies.
Greyfriars Bobby's Bar is a top spot for refuelling after a day of exploring and sightseeing. Located right by The National Museum of Scotland and the statue from which it takes its name, this place claims to be one of the most photographed pubs in Scotland for its traditional interiors.
Snuggle up in a booth at this historical hideaway and get your fix of heart-warming comfort food, washed down with an impressive whisky, beer and real ales. Not only is The White Hart Inn one of Edinburgh's oldest pubs, but it's also incredibly haunted (perfect for those who love the macabre).
Covered in flowers and hanging pots, The Theatre Royal Bar is a historical pub in Edinburgh that's hard to miss. Perched on Greenside Place, the bar's long ties with the city's acting community means it's decorated with play posters, theatre-themed furniture and bright red carpets.