Located on the historical Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old town, ‘The Tavern’ is a traditional Scottish public house bursting with charm and character. Open every day from 11am, serving a fresh take on traditional Scottish pub favourites, like haggis, neeps and tatties, fish suppers and even deep fried Mars bars! All freshly prepared on the premises and generously portioned.
Walking in through the saloon doors for the first time, you may be forgiven for thinking that you had taken a step back in time to a long-lost era…
Over the centuries, many legendary figures have walked the Royal Mile’s hallowed cobbles; from Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie to the sinister Burke & Hare and Deacon Brodie. The famous politician and republican leader James Connolly was a street sweeper here on the Royal Mile; whilst the reformist minister John Knox was a preacher at the High Kirk of St Giles, just a few yards up the road. Built next to the site of an ancient monastery, the Royal Mile Tavern is a traditional Scottish pub steeped in history, and is the only place to visit for those wanting to experience a true taste of the Royal Mile. The classic surroundings invoke a feeling of total comfort and luxury whilst retaining a traditional Edinburgh pub feel.
The bar boasts over 100 Whiskies, a good selection of Scottish Gins and an ever-changing rotation of craft ales. Food is served daily until 9pm.
Free live music is a major feature of the Royal Mile Tavern. Hosting a range of local talent seven nights a week, playing traditional, Motown, classic rock and modern contemporary pop – a bit of everything. We are well known at the Tavern for our party atmosphere, with locals and tourists alike returning for the welcoming experience.