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The Three Sisters

$$ - $$$
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
+44 131 622 6802
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the day quiet pub, good for sport and nice seating inside and out. At night a hedonistic place with bars outside, loud banging music, food stalls, hen and stag dos and a packed dance floor. Music is excellent, pub is jam packed both inside and outside. Great for sport and for partying. Toilets are clean, drinks aren't cheap tho.

1 Thank Spartacus20863
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi Spartacus20863, Thank you for the great 5* review! We are glad to hear that you enjoy our venue for both partying and watching sport. We will pass on your music comments to our DJ who will be delighted no doubt. Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Management More 

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't pick this place especially in the festival time. It was too crowded very noisy and mainly standing room only. There were also young children trying to get in and out for shows. Maybe not the best location for shows for young children

Thank moi54
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi moi54, Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback on your experience at our venue during the festival. Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. As we are a free festival venue with many shows running throughout the day & night, it can get quite busy. The majority of children shows are in the morning... More 

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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our two husbands visited to watch Wales v Argentina and have raved about how nice the pub and staff were . Great meal and drinks and superb atmosphere and staff made them very welcome ! Many thanks to Scott and Andrew for arranging their table and we will definitely be back - great job guys

Thank lmcjaxx
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi lmcjaxx, Thank you for the fantastic 5* review! We are thrilled to hear that your husbands enjoyed watching the rugby in our bar. We try our best to deliver the highest possible customer service so are very pleased that this was reflected in your visit. We will ensure the message is passed onto Scott & Andrew, they will no... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked our group here as part of a stag weekend. There were 25 of us but the venue accommodated us quite comfortably. Weeks before we arrived the staff there communicated with me fantastically well and made sure we had everything we needed and more! The man planks were a great treat and put party thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

Thank Northern_Casual
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi Northern_Casual, Thank you for your fantastic 5* review. We are delighted to hear that your stag party had a good time. We work hard to ensure that everyone of our customers has the best possible experience no matter what the group size! We are also pleased that from initially booking to the night itself, you found our staff to... More 

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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large amount of space inside and outside. Which fill up quickly of a weekend with stag/hen and group outings. Lots of screens for watching sport etc and do show a mix of games at same time, so caters for wide choice. Several bars ensure you don't wait long to be served. Price in our view was a premium over what... More 

Thank Myles G
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi Myles G, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at our venue, all feedback is invaluable to our improvement. It's great that you noted so many aspects, from our multiple sky boxes and screens to our different bars - always handy for busy evenings. Apologies that you found our prices to be a little expensive, we... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This pub was chosen as a meeting up point for our weekend in Edinburgh.... the pub was very busy and is very popular with students, stag & hen parties and those staying in the nearby hostels. However, the pub does offer plenty of live sports, so if you're into football & rugby you'll find the game you want on one... More 

Thank MrHappy47
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi MrHappy47, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, your feedback is invaluable to our improvement. As you have noted we are popular for larger celebratory groups though we also have three sky boxes so are able to show a multitude of sport. If your a sports fan be sure to come back soon for the Autumn... More 

Hawick, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Spent a great evening here with my mates during my stag do (dressed as a Lego Man, believe it or not). The drinks were well priced, the atmosphere was great and this is one of the top nightlife attractions to visit. A must visit if you're into a good night out in the Capital's Old Town.

Thank scotref2004
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi scotref2004, Thank you for taking the time you review your time at The Three Sisters! We appreciate the four stars (and great outfit choice!). We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the special night & our atmosphere was able to make it a fun night out for your group. Hope you can make it back again soon!... More 

Marbella, Spain
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656 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great pub in a great location Lots of specialty beers Good list of food on the menu Something for everyone Prices not too bad Only negative was when we ordered food and were trying to talk the tv nearest us was so loud we had to ask to have the volume down but it made no difference as it was... More 

Thank Bevfly
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi Bevfly, Thank you for the fab 5* review, it's great to receive such good feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our selection of beers & food menu. Sorry to hear about the volume issues, next time you visit just give us a call on 0131 622 6802 and we can ensure that you aren't seated near to... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really big pub and even though it is designed for the night scene, they do a great full breakfast and a breakfast roll.

Thank scottmccaffrey
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi scottmccaffrey, Thank you for taking the time to review our venue, we appreciate the 4*'s! So pleased to hear you would recommend our breakfast rolls and enjoyed the night time atmosphere. Hope you can make it back again soon. Many thanks, Management More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a hen and did the cocktail masterclass and Andrew Wise was an absolutely fabulous host! He deserves the employee of the month best laugh ever. We love Andrew xxx

2 Thank the_disenchanted
64manager, Manager at The Three Sisters, responded to this review

Hi the_disenchanted, Thank you for your fab review, we appreciate the feedback! It's fantastic to hear that our Andrew did such a great job. We will certainly pass on the message - he will no doubt be delighted. Hope you can make it back again soon for the next celebratory occasion. Many thanks, Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 23
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 6802
Weekly line up at The Three Sisters Edinburgh

MONDAY- Cocktail Night!

TUESDAY- The Bad Boy Pub Quiz from 10pm. Lots of rizes to be won including free half time curry!

WEDNESDAY- Football Night. Enjoy all the action in Edinburgh's favourite sports bar!

THURSDAY- Karaoke! Every Thursday from 10pm

FRIDAY/ SATURDAY - Weekend events including BBQ, DJ sets, karaoke, cocktail masterclasses, full sports coverage. Available for Stag and Hen parties, can you defeat the man plank!? Table bookings available!

SUNDAY- The Hangover Lounge. Open from 7am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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 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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