10 pubs to visit during Edinburgh Festival & Edinburgh Fringe


Recommended Edinburgh Festival pubs

It’s that time of year again, when the centre of Edinburgh becomes even busier with tourists than normal, as the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Fringe have now commenced. Whether you want to be in the thick of it at bars which are also venues, or perhaps looking for somewhere away from the action, here are some suggestions for Edinburgh Festival pubs.

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Wee Vault

Cold Town House

The Hanging Bat

The Canonsgait

Hoot the Redeemer

Paradise Palms

Casablanca Cocktail Club

The Royal Dick

Captain Bar

The Tourmalet




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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