19 Best Pubs in New Town, Edinburgh

19 Best Pubs in New Town, Edinburgh

A guide to the pubs that make up the area that is called Edinburgh's New Town. A description about what you can expect from each of the locations in the directory. A fantastic directory if you are a tourist or even a local.
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1. The Abbotsford

The Abbotsford
A great traditional Bar in Edinburgh's New Town. Not many places have the Scottish tall founts but this is one of them. With a selection of Real Ales, Malt Whiskeys and wines. A great bar in a fantastic location. With a great menu of freshly made food and a island bar you can't go wrong.
Where to find it:
3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2255276

Working Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:00am-11:00pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00am-12:00pm
Sun: 12:30am-11:00pm

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2. All Bar One

All Bar One
A great atmospheric bar with a fantastic selection of beers, wines and cocktails. Whether it be during the day or the night there will be a drink to suit whatever your mood. It has a more modern menu if you are looking for food and you can hire space in the venue for no extra charge.
Where to find it:
29 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2269971

Working Hours:
Mon-Thu: (closes at 12:00am on Thursdays) 00:08am-11:00pm
Fri-Sat: (open at 08:00am on Fridays) 09:00am-01:00am
Sun: 09:00am-10:30pm

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3. Dirty Dicks

Dirty Dicks
Located on what used to be another ale house dating as far back as 1859 is the latest pub. It has a unusual but characterful theme. A great selection of beers, real ales, and wines. You can sit out on the pavement as well and watch the world go by. Named after a man who used to pick up horse manure and sell it.
Where to find it:
159 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LS, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2254610

Working Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12:000pm-01:00am
Sat-Sun: 10:000pm-01:00am
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4. The Kenilworth

The Kenilworth
The building that this pub sits in dates as far back as 1789. But emerged as a pub in the early 20th Century (1904). A very well lit bar set over a few levels. Popular with Tourists, Locals and buisness people, real ales and whiskies a plenty. A great selection of food on a great menu.
Where to find it:
152 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2261773

Working Hours:
Mon-Thu,Sun: 11:00am-11:00pm
Fri: 11:00am-12:00am
Sat: 10:00am-12:00am


5. The Cambridge Bar

The Cambridge Bar
A bar that has done its research on its drinks that are on offer for you. You will come across beer you have never heard of but will have you wanting more. Selection of wines and beers as well. If you like burgers then this is a place to try. A fantastic building in a fantastic location.
Where to find it:
20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2262120


6. The Oxford Bar

The Oxford Bar
A small bar a little way from the centre of the city, has a good reason to be visited. The beer on offer has great quality to it. There is also a great selection of whisky to choose from. Ever heard of Detective Inspector John Rebus, he is a fictional character from Ian Rankin and this is his favourite pub.
Where to find it:
8 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB, Scotland

Phone: 0131 5397119

Working Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12:00pm–12:00am
Fri-Sat: 11:00am–01:00am
Sun: 12:30pm–11:00pm

7. The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms
Hidden away is this discreet pub, with open spaces and bottle lined ceiling to the rear and even a library of books. The original sign, a portrait of Mary Queen Of Scots, is no longer there, but they had her in mind when they originally named the pub. With its grown up atmosphere, the real ales are a must for the locals, tourists, students and business people. It has recently gone through renovations and re-opened in May 2010, but still has its charming feel.
Where to find it:
49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2251045

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun: 11:00am-01:00am


8. Scott's

A large bar with a great atmosphere. Always on offer is a selection of real ales and whiskies. You will find many tourists visit here. A very traditional feel to the bars interior with great company. Food on the menu is of a good standard and is traditional pub grub.
Where to find it:
202 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2257401

9. Tiles

A large bar in the old insurance offices. A bright bar with tasteful decor. On offer drinks wise, Real Ales are a plenty, a place in Edinburgh that many have said not to miss. Scottish and continental cuisine is on the menu to go with your drinks. Fantastic surroundings with a welcoming feeling.
Where to find it:
1 St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD, Scotland

Phone: 0131 5581507

Working Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:00am-11:00pm
Fri-Sat: 09:30am-12:00am
Sun: 10:00am-11:00pm

10. The Dome

The Dome
The dome bar has been here since the mid 90's and has since grown to become very popular with everyone. With sophisticated wines and a couple of bars in the venue to choose from you will not be disappointed. With A La Carte Lunch and Dinner on offer as well a place not to be missed.
Where to find it:
14 George Street Edinburgh, EH2 2PF, Scotland

Phone: 0131 6248634

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun: 10:00am-12:00am


11. Grand Cru

Grand Cru
A large chic bar in Edinburgh with a vibrant theme. A popular place for locals and tourists alike to pop in and have a drink especially at the weekend. A great selection of drinks and music to make a great atmosphere. A great selection of food for this great bar. Scottish, continental and beyond all on offer.
Where to find it:
79 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EE, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2266427

12. Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe
Not only does this well renowned place serve food, but it also has a bar area so you can have just drinks. With a general selection of drinks, beers, wines, cocktails and spirits to go with the excellent surroundings. Memorabilia on the walls as you would expect from this world recognized company.
Where to find it:
20 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PH, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2603000

Working Hours:
Sun-Thu: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Fri-Sat: 12:00pm-11:30pm


13. Le Monde

Le Monde
An upmarket and fantastic place to have a drink. You will find that it is a hotel, but you can use the bar as well. With a selection of bar areas to choose from you are spoilt for choice. As well as having the bars to choose from for drinks the food in each area is excellent as well. A great selection from great food.
Where to find it:
16 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2703900


14. The Melville Bar

The Melville Bar
A great general bar to stop off at whilst in Edinburgh. Reasonably priced drinks with your general selection to choose from. Nice surroundings with good atmosphere. A jukebox, gaming machines and sky TV to give you the traditional pub feeling with great food.
Where to find it:
23-25 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NG, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2260920

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun: 11:00am-01:00am

15. St Vincent

St Vincent
A bar that boasts its own style, It maybe quite small but makes up for it with its atmosphere. On offer is a selection of beers and quality spirits. If wine takes your fancy then there is a selection as well. A welcoming feeling when you enter through the door and traditional food on offer. A wonderful stop off.
Where to find it:
11 St Vincent Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6SW, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2257447

16. Standing Order

Standing Order
A Wetherspoon pub which is very big. There is always a vast range of alcoholic drinks on offer with promotions. Beers, real ales, wines, spirits and cocktails. A popular pub for everyone. Especially those of you who enjoy watching sporting fixtures, football, rugby etc. all shown here for a great time.
Where to find it:
62-66 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR, Scotland

Phone: 0131 2254460

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun: 08:00-01:00


17. Star Bar

Star Bar
A great bar in a great location. On offer for you is a range of drinks for you to enjoy. Whether it be Beer, Wine, Cocktails or even shooters all can be found here. Super atmosphere in great surroundings. You will find the traditional pub grub on offer if you feel a bit peckish. Sport is shown on the big screen and even has a beer garden for the summer months.
Where to find it:
1 Northumberland Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6LQ, Scotland

Phone: 0131 5398070

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun: 12:00pm–01:00am

18. The Burgh

The Burgh
If you were visiting and looking for pubs, you would miss this as its quite hard to find. But once inside you will find a rather large bar area with real ale and whiskies for you to try, a nice pub to visit. A dining area is available if you are hungry just beyond the bar itself. Live music on Friday nights a great hang out.
Where to find it:
7 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AU, Scotland

Phone: 0131 6523592

19. Wally Dug

Wally Dug
A traditional Scottish pub which has piped music in the background to give you the warm feeling of feeling welcome. With a selection of beers, wines and spirits a comfortable pub to visit.
Where to find it:
32 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6LS, Scotland

Phone: 0131 5576825

Working Hours:
Mon-Thu: 03:00pm-01:00am
Fri,Sat,Sun: 02:00pm-01:00am
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