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Maggie Dickson's Pub

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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601 ‎
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very friendly staff

Small pub in grassmarket, with two screens possibly showing two different sky channels (good for football). The lady at the bar was very nice and switched one TV on the game we were interested in, very appreciated! I had a venison burger with chips. The food is nothing special and the beer more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Alessandro S
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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glasgow, scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

On one of the busiest nights in Edinburgh, could only see 2 bar staff serving and 1 concentrating on filling the fridges. I stood at one end of the bar waiting to be served, but was ignored. Not a pleasant experience, and I would certainly not recommend the pub as a place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Small pub in grassmarket, with two screens possibly showing two different sky channels (good for football). The lady at the bar was very nice and switched one TV on the game we were interested in, very appreciated! I had a venison burger with chips. The food is nothing special and the beer more pricey than in other part of Edinburgh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My boyfriend and I were staying in a hotel just across the road from Maggie Dickson's so popped in for a drink and food when we first arrived. I had fish and chips and they were GORGEOUS! Not the most swanky place to drink in all fairness but just a really nice, typical British pub, perfect for a quick drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

being from Scotland and now living in Ireland ........ this is the area I would stick too......... Maggie dicksons is a great wee pub with fine beer and a great atmosphere

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way through Grassmarket to grab a bite to eat mid-afternoon. Menu is varied enough and we had haggis and nachos and shared both....our first experience of haggis, neeps and tatties was very nice - would definitely have it again. The barman was great when my partner said his beer tasted a bit soapy - replaced... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We came in for a quick drink during a lunchtime. Pub was quiet and quite cold. My pint of lager tasted wrong and it isn't cheap in here. Bit annoying and I wouldn't go back or recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We called in for a few drinks whilst in Edinburgh and love the story behind the name. We did not eat whilst we were there but lots of others were and seemed to receive meals in record time-probably because of the microwaves (on show when the kitchen door was jammed open). The toilets were the worst I was in which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited the Castle during our weekend in Edinburgh and after we were almost starving. We went down the hill in search of food and this is where we ended up - and what a perfect place! Compared to the Swedish version the fish and chips were... Huge! And so darn delicious. We started off with fried haggis (when in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Barman charged £8.40 for two bottles of Corona,everywhere else around there charged £4 something..avoid avoid avoid!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Either you want to eat or just have some drinks, this is an excellent place to go! Good quality, good service, nice atmosphere! This traditional Scottish Pub is a must if u are visiting Edinburgh. I do recommend their Haggis!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 6601 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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