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Dirty Dick's

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New Town
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Address: 159 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
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+44 131 260 9920

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Very cosy little bar with a great atmosphere

Spent quite a few hours relaxing here early afternoon and again in the evening during our 3 day stay, the bar staff were very friendly and the atmosphere really good. No mater... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andy W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quirky little one off pub, glad we stumbled across it. Great atmosphere, loads of choice of drinks. Had a great evening here!

Thank tomato007
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing little pub with a wonderful array of whisky. The barman was so knowledgeable and steered my husband in the right direction, finding him the perfect one. This pub is stuffed with so many interesting items, every inch is covered with something to look at. We spent a lovely night here, but sadly it was closed the... More 

Thank chrish2288
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to massively mark it down.. who calls last orders, lets people order drinks and gives them 10 minutes to drink them! The barmaid literally took full drinks out of everyone's hands and turfed us out cause she wanted to go home! Really nice pub inside, great craic and good drinks but someone needs to teach that barmaid that you... More 

Thank Meathgirl86
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent quite a few hours relaxing here early afternoon and again in the evening during our 3 day stay, the bar staff were very friendly and the atmosphere really good. No mater how many times you looked around the place you will always spot something you didnt see before....lots and lots of nicks and nacks, memorabilia and so many different... More 

Thank Andy W
south wales
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub buzzing with atomsphere. Popped in looking for an evening meal. Managed to squeeze in, thanks to a nice couple who didn't mind sharing a table. Ordered the lamb with feta and husband had the steak. Very nice but maybe a little pricey. Atmosphere and decor more than made up for it. would recommend a visit even for just... More 

Thank MrsWsouthwales
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub food. Best meat pie ever. Loved the pudding. My family loved the fish and chips. My older son was a fan of the haggis. The atmosphere is dark and includes eclectic collections of everything crowding every available space. Can't miss, memorable, place with great food.

Thank RamblingRose42
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic pub , friendly service, you could sit here for hours looking at all the "stuff" round you, and above you and still have not noticed something . Really great quirky pub to go to, I'm glad we found it !

Thank heatherad_69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Great little pub to visit and had a great atmosphere. Very busy at tea time when we were there. Some very good beers and the food looked good

Thank GordonMogg
Earby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

My wife is Scottish, we visit Scotland as often as we can. Beautiful Country. Edinburgh has to be No. 1 Hogmanay (New Years' Eve) destination. We always go here, food tremendous, unique, little place. If it looks full, have a drink and stay a while. People come here, eat, move on, so tables available quickly. Always interesting people from all... More 

Thank Peter D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I can't believe I've lived in Edinburgh all my life and never been here!! The bar is full of character, cosy and has an extensive selection of drinks. We were served by a French guy(sorry I don't know his name!) and he was brilliant at his job. So helpful; pointing out the large selection of gins, rums and offering us... More 

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Nicola B, Manager at Dirty Dick's, responded to this review

MK1112 Really glad to hear you enjoyed your first trip to Dirty Dick's and its great to hear how well Thomas (our excellent French barman and one of the newest members of staff) looked after you! We're all looking forward to your next visit! More 

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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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