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


A quick update to let you know that we no longer reserve tables but now operate a ‘walk-ins’ only policy.

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

As we move towards some form of normality in the hospitality industry, bars and restaurants are implementing different approaches when it comes to putting in place their Covid prevention measures. We appreciate this may be confusing for customers so we have updated our own measures which you can read by clicking here. Please take time to familiarise yourself with them before your visit. 

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

Robert Shepherd


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