Edinburgh pubs: 12 of the last 'proper' old-school pubs which are still open in Edinburgh city centre

These photo memories raise a glass to some of the ‘proper’ old-school pubs remaining Edinburgh city centre...

Edinburgh has no shortage of places where you can wet your whistle, but as with many other areas of life, the city centre has seen major changes over the past few years – and not all of them for the better.

Much has been written about the death of the traditional boozer, and in the city centre pubs have to compete with a wide array of wine and cocktail bars, specialist gin and rum outlets and craft beer bars.

And that’s not to mention the number of ‘proper’ boozers which have been converted into gastropubs.

All is not lost, however, as there’s still a few places where you can enjoy a good pint of lager and a packet of crisps – perhaps with a football match on the telly or a game of pool or darts.

Scroll through our picture gallery to see 12 traditional pubs in Edinburgh we’d recommend going for a drink.

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