We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dirty Dick's

New Town
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 159 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
Phone Number: 00 44 (0) 131 225 4610
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
  • 58
    Very good
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
Quirky pub, excellent craft beers

Exploring Edinburgh on foot we stumbled over this quaint pub in Rose Street and decided to stop in for a rest. The pub was packed but we managed to find a small table for two. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter D
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked passed this place and it stood out as being from a bygone age in a city centre high street. Had to pop in for a drink. Great beer (best better from £2 a pint) Very friendly staff and millions of things hanging from every bit of space on the walls doors and ceilings. The sort of place you just... More 

Thank Kaz-Gez
Level Contributor
210 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exploring Edinburgh on foot we stumbled over this quaint pub in Rose Street and decided to stop in for a rest. The pub was packed but we managed to find a small table for two. We looked at the range of craft beers and ales but found it difficult to make a choice as we didn't know any of the... More 

Thank Peter D
Level Contributor
90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by and shared a table with a lovely couple from Glasgow area who filled us in on lots of information about Scotland. So enjoyed our first visit that we went back later for fish and chips. A quaint pub with such friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fancied a pint and needed a sit down after 5 hours sightseeing. This little pub and its staff is warm, welcoming and serves good beer. It has a children's certificate so we were able to take our son in but I wouldn't say it's a family pub. It is however a cosy, old fashioned pub, with an ecliptic interior... More 

Thank thegalls4
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you're looking a very unique pub this is the place to be. Everything you could imagine is hanged on the ceiling or the wall, from mug up to clothing, road signs and so on. They always have some local ales on tab next to the standard drinks like Tennents or Heinekken. They serve food as well.

Thank Florian K
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Nice place to take a beer or some drinks. The prices are normal. The food is good and the decoration inside is amazing. Nice place to visit

Thank Jose Á
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level Contributor
91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We only stopped for drinks but loved the decor. Interesting walls and ceiling, dark, ancient wood working tools but not obnoxious. My fave pub for decor alone!

Thank MelissaScott7613
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Great pub with a good selection of beers and pub snacks with a quirky environment. Don't forget to take a proper look around at the walls

Thank JaneC849
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
424 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Two of us had a couple of pints in here one Friday night after work. It's a good pub with some interesting decorations, especially the ceiling!

Thank ScottishTemplar
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Typical pub located in the middle of old Edinburg. Even if you choose to eat outside, the room inside is worth checking out as it is very eclectic and kind of kitch. I ate outside and picked the typical english pub dish, the fish and chips. It was very good and juicy. If you are looking for a pub this... More 

Thank C C

Travelers who viewed Dirty Dick's also viewed


Been to Dirty Dick's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dirty Dick's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
Explore this neighborhood