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Dirty Dick's

159 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland (New Town)
00 44 (0) 131 225 4610
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Ranked #30 of 191 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars

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Ayrshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A quirky wee pub on Rose Street with three hand pumps serving beers produced locally in Edinburgh as well as further afield - on the night wee were there it was Deuchars, Edinburgh Gold and Old Speckled Hen, all excellent. It's not a big pub and on a december weekend there was no chance of getting a seat inside, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Having visited this pub on a previous holiday and found it a great place for a quiet ale, however things have slipped since and the staff look flat out exhausted and not particularly happy. I still think the drinks are great, but I think the owner should pay more attention to his property and go for a little renovation and... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we found this bar after being recommended to us . what a place loads of character even if crowded. if in Edinburgh pop in for a great pint and a good welcome .

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What an awful place! The staff looked so over-worked and it didn't have a pub feel about it whatsoever. We were appalled also to learn that the floor had a sticky feel to it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We only went in for a drink and it was good little pub, barman was a little miserable but that's ok, there were people eating which looked ok. There was a sign that said no children under the age of 5 but understandable when you see what's in the pub

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Have visited on many occasions, great location being on rose street and handy half way house if shopping George street and princes street . Good selection off beers and drinks and good menu offering traditional fare and good value for money Well worth popping in !

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Province of Perugia, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you like the idea to try some Scottish food, you need to visit this place. It's really typical, not so much touristic, that's the thing that I've liked most. You can get some special ale (can't remember if it was home made or not filtered), that is really good. I've been here with my cousin that is a lover... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was the only pub/restaurant/anything I visited twice on my short solo trip to Edinburgh. The food was great, and even for dinner reasonably priced. It was located on Rose Street, with outdoor seating and a cozy interior, so super convenient. The staff was awesome and so friendly. They've got a couple of Scottish craft beers on tap as well.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Came to dirty dicks after previously coming here a few years ago and loved it. Disappointedly, service this time was slow, waited half an hour for good (only people in pub) bar staff were uninterested, weren't pro active at all in welcoming customers, which is unusual in a city with such tourism, or explaining that you need to order at... More 

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Called in here for old times sake with my wife who was still my girlfriend 10 yrs ago when we first had a drink in dicks. Unfortunately the place was jammed to the rafters. .. which is always a good sign so we hadn't a seat to sit on but I have to say the place was looking just as... More 

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