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Maggie Dickson's Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
“ale pie” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a weekend in Edinburgh with my husband. This was the first (not the last!) pub we visited as it was near to our accommodation. It has a very welcoming atmosphere and a good selection of ales, or whiskies, if you prefer. We both ate...More

Thank Julie6468
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal and a great beer for dinner. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was friendly!

Thank Johnathan E
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We went into this pub becasue of the famous story about Maggie waking up after she was hanged leading to the change in wording of the law to "hanged till you are dead". Seemed like a place one needed to visit. The reviews of the...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Mary Dickson has an historical background and we called in just for drinks. Duncan the bartender could not have been more helpful. His knowledge of beers and whiskies was excellent . However, it seems that he is moving on to pastures new I’m sure he...More

1  Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice pub - clean and tidy - good prices - lovely view from window - well worth a visit - good bit of history too

Thank Hsuzieblue
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for dinner here purely on a whim and really glad that we did. The food came out quickly and was delicious. Feeling touristy haggis was ordered for both starters and main and it was lovely. All very reasonably priced.

Thank staceymbe
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Has been a pub since the year dot. Fabulous example of typical Edinburgh pub. Very interesting history which is told in framed displays on the walls. Not to be missed.

Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Super friendly greeting and were able to secure a table quickly. We were in a bit of a mini pub crawl, so enjoyed one or two here after our whisky tasting. Cool history. Be sure and read up on it before you go.

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this public house and was not expecting the delightful experience that our ears were to enjoy. Michael was playing. We have discovered a true gentleman who genuinely seeks to please all with his fantastic repertoire of contemporary musical prowess. We would seriously...More

1  Thank Ditch_Gypsies
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We were served by Duncan, who couldn’t do enough for us. Amazing service, friendly and lovely traditional food.

Thank 500countrygirl
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601
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