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Maggie Dickson's Pub

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92 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 225 6601 ‎
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

My mum went to the bar to ask for a shandy for herself and an appletiser for myself (aged 22). The young bar man asked for I.d. for myself and my mum said "the alcoholic drink is for myself". The man still insisted he needed to see I.d. from myself. I didn't have any on me and he insisted that... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Full disclosure - this review is based on dessert and coffee only. Who goes to a bar and orders dessert and coffee? This girl. We're tourists, what do you want from me? We had a hankering for some sticky toffee pudding (something you can't easily find in my world), and Maggie Dicksons was the only place in the vicinity that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We wanted to sample some of the local cuisine. We had a lamb roast with mash and haggis. Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour. The pub can only recommend. Prices acceptable, operator nice and friendly to our shortcomings in English

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went there yesterday with my family and it was lovely! The weather was nice so we ate outside, it was so great. We almost all had haggis for lunch and it was really tasty. The waiters were really friendly and helpful. The food was great. The location was fabulous. The prices were reasonable. Could not expect to have a better... More 

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glasgow, scotland
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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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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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England
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
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.