Oil painting, ‘Headin’ For The Local’  by Barbara McLeod. Watercolour by Lauren Dobbin.

A Traditional Scottish Pub at the Heart of Edinburgh's New Town

Welcome to the Thistle Street Bar, our traditional Scottish pub in the oldest street at the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. Here you’ll find the best that Scotland has to offer, from our draught beers and lagers and extensive whisky and gin selection.   

Grab a drink and enjoy a bit of banter with the regulars and our friendly bar team; or just relax and soak up the atmosphere of a real Scottish pub where everyone is made to feel at home…even the dug!

Covid 19 Updates

Dear Customers

We welcome the most recent Scottish Government announcement which means that customers will no longer need to book a two-hour time slot to visit a pub. With that in mind, we have decided to operate a walk-ins only policy from Monday 19th July which we believe is a return to a more normal way of enjoying your visit to the local.

However, all other Covid 19 prevention measures will remain in place including 1-metre physical distancing between customers from different groups, table service only, using the Check In Scotland app on arrival, wearing face-coverings at all times (unless seated) and using hand-sanitisers for additional protection. All of this is designed to keep our customers and bar team safe.

To view our page with our updated Covid protection measures please click here

Thanks again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you.

Robert Shepherd


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