After visiting Edinburgh Castle where we visited the Royal Scots Regimental Museum and learned about Ensign Ewart capturing the French 45th's Regiment's Eagle and Standard at the Battle of Waterloo we then visited the pub of the same name. I needed to visit the Ladies Room but wait there is a combination lock on the door - but hey I know this code 1815 right! Unfortunately wrong - I asked the barmaid and she laughingly said 1314 - wrong battle this one was Bannockburn!! There is a painting in the pub depicting the capture if you want to see the flag & Ewart's sword it is in the museum. The pub prides its self on its range of whiskeys and real ales the also have music nights but no battle songs are sung.
P.S. If you need to go ask the Barstaff just in case they change the code!!
BTW the 2nd. photo is not mine it was borrowed from a website
Dress Code: Anything you like you will always fit it.
I stopped into Deacon Brodie's for a wee nip and stayed a while thanks to a comfortable atmosphere and a friendly bartender who introduced me to some single-malts I hadn't tried before. (Lagavulin is great!)
Despite being in a tourist location there appeared to be locals there enjoying it as well.
Deacon Brodie was the original Dr Jekyel and Mr Hyde.
He was a local dignitary who was famous for cabinet making . At night he was a womanising drunk who allegedly robbed people from the cabinets he had made using his own spare key. He was eventually caught and hunh in the gallows he himself had designed!
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the famous book based on this story, but missed a great twist at the end- Deacon Brodie's friend claimed he could bring people back from the dead and he was given Brodies corpse which was never seen again!!!!
Enough of the history - great pub , good food and drink, reasonably priced and a great location in the heart of Old Edinburgh.
Dress Code: None
It is nothing hugely special - thats what I like about it. It is just a very scottish pub with a great atmosphere, good beer and great food. No better place to warm up on a winters afternoon
Dress Code: Anything goes
This bar on the Royal Mile always seems to be busy. Good place to start the night off in before heading down the Grassmarket.