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Deacon Brodie's Tavern

435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland
+44 131 225 6531
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A gem in the Old Town

We were in Edinburgh for the first time and we just so happen to crash here. This pub looked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Castricum, The Netherlands
Coming from the castle

Stopped in here for a bit of lunch after visiting the castle, it is a beautiful pub all dark wood... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Limerick, Ireland
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (32 reviews)
“royal mile” (45 reviews)
“beef pie” (4 reviews)
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435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 6531
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Edinburgh for the first time and we just so happen to crash here. This pub looked appealing enough and had some vacant seats outside in the sun. We had some drinks ans a very lovely plate of nacho which I would like...More

Thank T0mmie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here for a bit of lunch after visiting the castle, it is a beautiful pub all dark wood and leather that only age brings. They have a nice selection of craft and cask beers as well as the better known lagers and stouts....More

Thank rudithedog2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant enough staff and the drinks were fine. A little on the small side as so many of these places now rely on the food trade. Seating a bit restricted but nice decor and better value than the pub down the road!!!!! See other review.

Thank Terence K
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

Reviewed 12 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
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...More

Thank sonic_05_xx
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
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...More

Thank llpasah
Reviewed 14 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
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
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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steven j
i am visiting Edinburgh in early March and i'm looking for somewhere to eat as a family 2 children in tow. Do you allow children in the pub. thanks Steve
10 February 2016|
Response from ildottore1 | Reviewed this property |
Google Translation
salve siete aperti il giorno di Natale?
15 November 2016|
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Response from ghiottim | Reviewed this property |
Ciao, sono aperti, già settimana scorsa avevano messo il menù per Natale, prenota perché non è grandissimo. Buon vacanza!
Google Translation
È possibile prenotare un tavolo per una cena? Ho guardato sul sito ma non trovo una mail o un modo per farlo che non sia il numero di telefono. Grazie in anticipo viaggiatori ;)
31 October 2016|
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