Category: Real Ale Pubs

The local Edinburgh guide to real ale pubs, whether you call them traditional pubs or pubs with good food here are some of Edinburgh’s best. All of the real ale pubs serve beer from local and regional Scottish breweries and many of them will be listed in the CAMRA guide.

The Abbotsford

Highly Recommended
3 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR - Map
The Abbotsford

One of the best real ale pubs in Edinburgh with a bar carved in Mahogany and an ornate Jacobean ceiling. Located on Rose Street this is one of the best real ale pubs in Edinburgh, both for the variety of ale, … Read More

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Bert’s Bar

Recommended
29 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NG - Map
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A good real ale pub located on William Street in the West End. Simple food, good real ale and good service. Bert’s Bar has been serving beer to it’s Edinburgh faithful for as long as we can remember. Located off … Read More

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Bow Bar Edinburgh

Highly Recommended
80 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2HH - Map
Bow Bar Edinburgh

Old town setting, unspoilt decor and a range of real ale’s and whiskies that keeps em coming back. Foremost the bar has a great range of real ale, guest ales and 150+ malt whiskies on offer. Bow Bar is one … Read More

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Malt and Hops

Recommended
45 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU - Map
Malt and Hops

  A proper pub serving proper beer to regulars and visitors by the Water of Leith, Ohoy a good pub! Dating back from 1749 the ceilings are draped with golf clubs, fishing rods, old tap signs, notes from around the … Read More

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Thomson’s Bar

Highly Recommended
182-184 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EB - Map
Thomsons bar

A beautiful bar in Edinburgh that serves a pie and a pint in traditional style. Thomson’s Bar is situated on Morrison Street, central Edinburgh and has an old yet striking front and entrance; from the outside you can see the … Read More

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Teuchters A Room In the West End

Recommended
26 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NH - Map
Room in the West End

An excellent range of real regional beers, lager’s from over the world an exemplary whisky offering. Small corner pub in the heart of the West End, old sash windows, wood panelling and comfy furnishing with the occasional leather sofa and chair; … Read More

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Guildford Arms

Recommended
1 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA - Map
Guilford Arms Edinburgh

Large range of beers, good food and very well preserved fixtures and fittings, a smart proper pub in the East End. Located at the east end of Princes Street this is a comfy old style pub with a few twists. … Read More

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Nobles Bar

Recommended
44a Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6RS - Map
Nobles Bar Stained Glass

Stained glass galore and amazing original features, this place has a cosy atmosphere. Nobles Bar is located close to the Shore area of Leith, there are many good bars and eateries vying for attention yet Nobles does stand out. Its … Read More

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Roseleaf Bar and Cafe

Recommended
23 Sandport Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6EW - Map
Roseleaf Bar and Cafe

  The Roseleaf brings a level of elegance and frivolity mixed with traditional fixtures, good food and service. Located on the Water of Leith a step away from the Shore this bar makes the very best of the original fixtures … Read More

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Barney’s Brewery and Beer

Recommended
1 Summerahll, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL - Map
Summerhall IPA

Proud to be Edinburgh’s only microbrewery, Barney’s brews a range of classic beers alongside the odd special. Barney’s started brewing at Summerhall in July 2012 in time to supply the venue’s Royal Dick Bar for the Fringe, but Barney himself … Read More

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Cask and Barrel New Town

Recommended
115 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ - Map
Beer at the Cask and Barrel

Proper pub with good beer, great for watching sport, a corner stone in the Edinburgh beer establishment. This new town pub is great for meeting and drinking at the bottom of Broughton Street. A large pub that servers a good … Read More

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The Cambridge Bar & Grill

Recommended
20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB - Map
Cambridge Bar Burgers

City centre hide away serving good beer and great burgers in cosy surroundings. The Cambridge Bar is not a fussy place, its got a simple bar, tables and chairs, a couple of leather sofas and a larger area to one … Read More

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BrewDog Edinburgh

Recommended
143 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS - Map
BrewDog Beer

The death of IPA? Serving good real ale in Edinburgh, Brew Dog does bark loud about its beer and with good reason. Located in Cowgate the Brew Dog bar hides behind a concrete facade, the bar itself has an industrial … Read More

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Cafe Royal

Highly Recommended
19 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA - Map
Cafe Royal

Victoria Baroque design, tiled mosaics on the walls, beer, good wine and oysters. The Cafe Royal tucked away down a side street off St. Andrew Square is possibly one of the best bars in Scotland and the wider UK. Built in … Read More

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Canny Mans

Recommended
237 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4QU - Map
Canny Mans

Cluttered or curious this pub is a one off in Edinburgh and well worth a visit. This is possibly the most unique and antiquated pub in Edinburgh, its like stepping back in time and finding that drinking must have been … Read More

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Mathers Bar

Recommended
1 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PA - Map
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This is a genuine proper pub in the West End, its where the locals, workers and city visitors drink. Located at the West End of Princes Street all set in one room this pub has features galore. With an ornate … Read More

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