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. Valvona & Crolla

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    • Eat Scotland Award
    Eat Scotland Award

    Edinburgh

    The style of cooking is derived from recipes handed down to us over the years from our families in central and southern Italy .

  2. Filmhouse Cafe/Bar

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    A great place to come and see a film or just hang out in the cafe/bar in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Serving traditional and International food from light snacks to full meals including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

  3. Oatridge Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Uphall

    Welcome to the Oatridge Hotel

  4. Royal Oak

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Bonnyrigg

    Welcome to Royal Oak

  5. Mid Calder Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Mid Calder

    Welcome to Mid Calder Inn

  6. The Sheep Heid Inn

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to The Sheep Heid Inn

  7. Colinton Inn

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Colinton Inn

  8. Plough Tavern

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Haddington

    Welcome to Plough Tavern

  9. The Steading

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Located at the foot of the Hillend dry ski slope, just a few miles from the city centre, The Steading enjoys picturesque views and is the ideal place for those looking to enjoy great traditional pub food and escape the hectic city centre.

  10. Balbairdie Hotel

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    Welcome to Balbairdie Hotel

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