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Maggie Dickson's

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Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH 1 2JR, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131-225-6601
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Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: This pub is named after a woman who survived the gallows, a punishment she...
This pub is named after a woman who survived the gallows, a punishment she received for allegedly murdering her newborn baby.
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living history

this pub is well worth a look, full of history , a really interesting story behind this and its good to see the name kept alive. good sports bar as well, beer was top notch

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

this pub is well worth a look, full of history , a really interesting story behind this and its good to see the name kept alive. good sports bar as well, beer was top notch

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We popped in as we were starving. Atmosphere was lovely, particularly liked the chairs. Service was fast and the food was nice and reasonably priced. Was slightly off out however as the manager appeared to be arguing with someone over the phone behind the counter. Other than this we enjoyed our food and drinks and would more than likely return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

had a so called Sunday roast which was a frozen Yorkshire pud with chicken and frozen veg in for £9.95 Complete rip off. Just a microwave meal which you could get for a couple quid. Never again!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Maggy Dicksons last week for a drink and a bite to eat. Everything was perfect the staff were polite and professional and the food was very tasty. This pub is a real hidden gem in Edinburgh old town. I would highly recommend visiting Maggy Dicksons if your looking for a high end drinking / dining experience in the... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed here for an evening meal, was really nice food and the staff was really nice and helpful. Would recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Shocking! Staff were unwelcoming and didnt seem to know what they were doing. Took 20 minutes for any kind of service. Drinks took a further 15 minutes and 2 burgers took almost an hour from order. While waiting one table said food was terrible and left before mains. Another table complained food was cold, were given same plate back after... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were there last week. Always a struggle to find a decent restaurant because we have a vegetarian in our clan. Sat outside rather than in the restaurant. Enjoyed the grass market area and watching the world go by. Service was good. Food was tasty. Had a nice time. Highly recommend.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

the food was brilliant (i ordered fish and chips (sweet potato) with mushed peas - i've never had better mushed peas than i did here, and the sweet potato chips were delicious) and the service excellent. it was also fun to go here after having been on the ghost walk, which told us the story of maggie dickson, who was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visited on Friday 8th November for food when staying in Edinburgh. I would recommend to anyone. A little short on tables perhaps but we managed to get one. Ordered food, it was there in five minutes tops, it was really really nice, and the staff were very friendly. No complaints from me!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We ordered food here during the festival and was very much looking forward to our Chilli beef nachos and chicken wings.......uuugh!! It arrived and was inedible. Nachos looked like a pile of sick slapped onto the plate, perhaps a desert spoon of chilli with piles of unmelted cheese added. I would not give it to my dog!!! The chicken was... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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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-flavored 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.