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Dirty Dick's

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Address: 159 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
Phone Number: 00 44 (0) 131 225 4610
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Very pleasant local bar to sit and have a drink. Small but comfortable. Barman very helpful. Will return on next visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent bar restaurant, more to see than a visit to Edinburgh Castle [ which we did earlier in the day], friendly Spanish welcome,great beer, great atmosphere and excellent food reasonbly priced, a real find this place so glad we called in while passing.

Thank toniarob
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant local bar to sit and have a drink. Small but comfortable. Barman very helpful. Will return on next visit

Thank BelfastClarkey
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Popped in for a bite of lunch just after noon on 12 12 15 and timed it well before the rush started. Been before on an evening for a few liveners but not food. Some things come together and create a great experience. In this case it was good quality Savvy B for 'herself', a couple of swift halves of... More 

Thank gordon m
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Whilst awaiting the time for our table at Wildfire opposite we popped into Dirty Dicks pub and instantly fell for the place. The atmosphere was lively, good choice of drinks and cocktails, and you can spend hours looking at everything that is hanging from the ceiling. The whole place is lively, friendly, and just makes you want to stay

Thank Paul M
Fareham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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
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211 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

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
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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
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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
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

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

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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.
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