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Maggie Dickson's Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (26 reviews)
“fish and chips” (23 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
$$ - $$$
92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both me and my husband tried for 5 mins each to explain to the Spainish lady at the bar what drinks we wanted but gave up because she doesn't speak much English! If the drinks order had been right it's a nice pub.

Thank Interrailed2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been waiting for 2 hours and they messed up the dishes 3 times! The food is not very good. Don't go!

Thank Massimo G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of an odd place- very dark inside and a strange underlying smell when we were there. Looks Scottish on the outside but doesn’t feel like that when you’re inside.

Thank Flannabells
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With two French friends, I had lunch at this pub on the 26th April. Isabel was our server. The quality of the food was decent and the portions surprisingly big. Our bill came to £27.95 and we paid £28 (£20+£5+3 in coins) in Scottish Pounds....More

1  Thank ghimirekalpana
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The place was hopping when we dropped in, but after a 10-minute wait we were seated and offered drinks. (Try the rhubarb cider--it's fantastic.) I had the fish pie from the Specials menu, which was basically like a Shepherd's Pie with a cheesy mashed potato...More

Thank 2handsonthewheel
Reviewed 22 March 2018

It has a very nice menu with a welcoming waitress but it is a bit dark where we sat to eat. The background music was terrible but mus admit the portions were very good. The fish was very nice and my wife had the Lamb...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Spent a weekend in Edinburgh with my husband. This was the first (not the last!) pub we visited as it was near to our accommodation. It has a very welcoming atmosphere and a good selection of ales, or whiskies, if you prefer. We both ate...More

Thank Julie6468
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal and a great beer for dinner. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was friendly!

Thank Johnathan E
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We went into this pub becasue of the famous story about Maggie waking up after she was hanged leading to the change in wording of the law to "hanged till you are dead". Seemed like a place one needed to visit. The reviews of the...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Mary Dickson has an historical background and we called in just for drinks. Duncan the bartender could not have been more helpful. His knowledge of beers and whiskies was excellent . However, it seems that he is moving on to pastures new I’m sure he...More

1  Thank DavidManchester107
Old Town
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601
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