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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
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
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!
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).
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
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
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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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along
the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.