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!

News Updates

Dear Customers

After two years of lockdown and Covid restrictions, we’re delighted to announce that the Thistle Street Bar is now operating as normal. 

We would like to thank everyone who supported us over the last few months and we look forward to welcoming our regular and new customers back once more; you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome at the Thistle.   

Robert Shepherd

Licensee

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