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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
Phone Number: 441312609920

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A must see old pub?

All I can say is when you walk into this bar you will not know where to look first ! Such an interesting array of memorabilia and Nick knacks it's unreal you see something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kelso, United Kingdom
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New Church, Virginia
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a decent place for late dinner and drinks. Service was a little slow, but then we were not really in a hurry. The place was decorated with different items. The room we were in has golf clubs stuck in the ceiling. Overall a good experience. The food was pretty good meat pies and fish and chips. The ladies... More 

Thank Scott M
Kelso, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All I can say is when you walk into this bar you will not know where to look first ! Such an interesting array of memorabilia and Nick knacks it's unreal you see something different every busy have spend many many hours in here making new friends and just chatting away the hours. A great range of wine beers and... More 

Thank linton62
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice authentic pub filled with artefacts and stuff from years ago - service great and food great

Thank sandyc17
Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in to grab a quick bite. The tomato soup was wonderful. I wasn't crazy about the sandwich I had but my brother had the haggis and it was really good. Tiny little pub with decorations all over the walls and ceiling.

Thank Catherine D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eclectic, manic, claustrophobic, hot, pleasant, unique, just a little crazy. Overall, pleasant staff, a decent beer, but it's quite dark and personally it's a 2-3 pint pub for me.

Thank James D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cosy old world style pub with lots of nick knacks hanging off the walls and ceiling.in a very central location. Pleasant, friendly and efficient staff but the food was disappointing. it is dominated by fried food and the fish and chips was quite greasy. Perhaps I should not have expected more from a basic pub. Relaxing place to sit... More 

Thank Richard B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it, it was my last night in Edinburgh and I wanted to vist a pub, it was great and worked until 1am!the service was good and the atmosphere with a lot of stuff hanging from the ceilings and walls...just great

Thank Jpnovato
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into Dirty Dicks for lunch. It was a sunny day and so lots of people were sitting outside. We had a sharing plate of nachos which were nice but I did find the wine prices to be expensive compared to nearby bars.

Thank Cranbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this pub. It's got a great selection of whiskeys to try, it has a cosy, warm and unique atmosphere. Friendly attentive staff and they serve some really nice pub food too. Pie of the day is always a good bet!

Thank Jacob T
Crawley, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great little pub, road behind princes street, tables outside if sunny, nice for a sandwich & drink, ( people watching ) very quaint inside, dark wood furniture with dark walls, very Scottish, helpful & friendly staff, put it on your list of places to go.

Thank mick2159

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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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