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Thompson's Bar, Edinburgh

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Traditional pub with great selection of beers

Visited this pub again on a Sunday afternoon. The pub has a great interior with old posters on the... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
The Pies Demise

Looks like a Friday pie for lunch at Thompson's may soon only be one of those "remember when... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Apr 10, 2017
“Traditional pub with great selection of beers”
Aug 12, 2016
“The Pies Demise ”
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182-184 Morrison Street | Dinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 8EB, Scotland
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Visited this pub again on a Sunday afternoon. The pub has a great interior with old posters on the wall and traditional woodwork and bar. Usually go in between 6 and 10 when it has been really busy with a great atmosphere. On a Sunday...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Looks like a Friday pie for lunch at Thompson's may soon only be one of those "remember when" conversations. The butchers (Simpson's) is soon going to retire. Well, glad I decided to pop in today as it was as excellent as I remember. Hopefully they...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

No music older clientele great beers and traditional shorts . Not quite sawdust on floor but great place for a drink which would be welcomed by male or females either before or after a meal or just a night out in Edinburgh. Try it!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank richjane16
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We popped in her for some drinks after work. This is a proper, traditional Scottish pub and any tourist wanting to experience one should consider this place. Nothing fancy but with real character and some interesting people (leading to some interesting chats).

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Called in for a late pint and wished it has been an earlier one! Beautiful wood pannelled open room serving a great selection of real ales, a short walk from Edinburgh Haymarket railway station. Well worth a visit if you are looking for great ale...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Gerry C
Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Great steak pie with mash peas and gravy for £5 Add one of the ales to compliment the food recommended by the staff and you have a great hot lunch at a very reasonable price.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Recon8652
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Situated in a main Edinburgh street, 10 minutes from the city centre. This bar has a wide range of regular real ales plus guest ales. For real ale fans this is surely one of the best real ale bars in the city. The staff know...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Gordonpj
Reviewed July 5, 2015

Edinburgh is blessed with fantastic and authentic real ale bars and Thompson's is one of the best of them. My tip would be to come here one lunchtime around 12.15pm and order steak pie, baked beans and a pint of Duechars. That should set you...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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