Bars and pubs in Edinburgh & The Lothians

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  • A group of friends relax with a beer outside Fishers Bar and Bistro on The Shore, Edinburgh
    Drinking outside Fishers Bar and Bistro, The Shore, Edinburgh
  • A couple relax at the bar in the Opal Lounge, George Street, Edinburgh
    The Opal Lounge, George Street, Edinburgh
  • People enjoy a drink and a chat outside The White Hart Inn pub on the Grassmarket, Edinburgh
    The White Hart Inn, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
  • Ye Olde Golf Tavern, Edinburgh, said to be the world's oldest golf pub
    Ye Olde Golf Tavern, Edinburgh


Relax and unwind in the bars and pubs of Edinburgh & The Lothians where you’re guaranteed a hearty welcome and great food and drink.

Edinburgh is renowned for its bustling pub culture where you can find somewhere suit all tastes and budgets, from exclusive bars to traditional pubs.

Sip cocktails in the trendy surroundings of the West End and George Street at bars such as Le Monde, or head in to the Old Town to visit  Dragonfly on West Port and pick one of 30 different cocktails.

The city’s Grassmarket is another lively area of the city with a great selection of bars and pubs which are popular with both locals and visitors. Soak up the atmosphere of the historic buildings which surround the area as you enjoy a drink of your choice. Many pubs also feature excellent live bands, so look out for performances at Whistle Binkies, or head for The Royal Oak for traditional tunes. You can also find out more about the area’s historic bars on the Edinburgh’s Literary Pub Tour.

For another slice of history, stop off at The Sheep Heid Inn in Duddingston which is said to be Scotland’s oldest surviving public house. You can even try your hand at skittles in the pub’s traditional bowling alley. Or for one of the world's oldest golf pubs, enjoy a drink at Ye Olde Golf Tavern in the city's Brunstfield area.

Away from the city, there’s also many bars and pubs in the towns and villages of the Lothians, including the historic Prestoungrange Gothenburg in Prestonpans where you can sample beer from its on-site microbrewery.

Browse the listings below for more pubs and bars in Edinburgh & The Lothians, or check out the region's drinks attractions.

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  1. The Pine Marten

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    Bar and Pub Food

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    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading

    Dunbar

    Set in the historic East Lothian town of Dunbar which became a royal burgh in 1445. The town is steeped in history and was one of the most important Scottish fortresses in the middle ages.

  2. Charwood

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Charwood, a beautiful Restaurant, Bar and Function Suite situated in the South end of Edinburgh. Family friendly and able to cater for tour groups, parties and weddings we have everything you need with our fresh, home made food.

  3. The Inchcolm Inn

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    South Queensferry

    Welcome to the Inchcolm Inn

  4. Regent

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to the Regent

  5. Merlin Roadhouse

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Merlin Roadhouse

  6. White Hart

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to the White Hart

  7. Bread Street Brasserie

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Enjoy city centre dining in sophisticated surroundings, with a warm, welcoming service. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bread Street Brasserie showcases the finest of Scotland's larder.

  8. eh15 Restaurant & Bar

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh College Training Restaurant. Great value dining with spectacular views of Edinburgh. Dishes cooked by our student chefs.

  9. Belhaven Brewery

    Type

    Drink Suppliers

    Gradings

    Dunbar

    Welcome to Belhaven Brewery

  10. La Petite Mort

    Type

    Bistros & Brasseries

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh's newest restaurant serving gastronomic delights and small batch cocktails? Guaranteed to leave you begging for more

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