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Deacon Brodie's Tavern

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Address: 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, Scotland
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+44 131 225 6531
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Great Pub for Dinner

Our family of five were accommodated (without a reservation) on a busy Saturday night during the Tattoo Season. We had stayed at the Castle as long as possible and needed a quick... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

maybe I did pick a bad day for have a pint in this pub but if I am back to Edinburgh will pick other watering holes staff very unpleasant, particularly one waiter and some customers were rude sorry lads, that was my experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Edinburgh you must call in at Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Whilst we were there we were looked after by two very friendly waitresses. Our delicious food included a delightful Haggis, a great steak Pie and a lovely sausage and mash.

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Thank Les M
Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after a long day of shopping and site seeing. Great selection of drinks especially gin, nice atmosphere and the music is spot on.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dine upstairs- reservation needed. Beautiful ceiling and wall decor. Great food, pub atmosphere but up-scale. Not cheap but worth it.

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Livingston, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I rarely give poor reviews but we popped in for a drink last night as passing, £12.80 for one gin and tonic and a glass of wine. Wow town prices sure have gotten steep. Would have been bad enough had the bar man not tried to short change us. May have been an accident but £14.20 was almost charged. Deacon... More 

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited Edinburgh for a family birthday celebration weekend & liked this place so much, we went 3 times!! The downstairs bar has a wide selection of beers & the bar food was reasonably priced & delicious. We also ate in the upstairs dining room (you need to book) & were equally impressed. Because of its location, this bar does... More 

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Bridgewater, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our family of five were accommodated (without a reservation) on a busy Saturday night during the Tattoo Season. We had stayed at the Castle as long as possible and needed a quick dinner before heading back for the early performance of the Military Tattoo. Weave your way through the crowd on the first level by the bar; find the stairs... More 

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Thank CelticGinger
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Deacon Brodie's is a very popular bar near the top of the royal mile. It is fairly pricey for beer, but it is in Edinburgh and the beer is well kept. Atmosphere is great with a mixed clientele, both tourists and locals. Has an unusual ceiling, well worth a look. Upstairs they serve food, good pub grub. If you want... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here after visiting the castle. Go upstairs if you want to be served. We had fish and chips. My husband says the best he has had. He had a beer, and I had the elderberry lemonade. I liked it.

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Thank lizcraven
Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a popular pub with tourists but disappointed that it is overcharging. Visited this pub with Itailian friends and was shocked to pay £7.50 for a small glass of Pinot Grigio !!!! When checked the cost of the round with the bar staff - response was Royal Mile prices! Sorry - will not be returning with future visitors especially... More 

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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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