Edinburgh pubs: 12 proper old-school classic pubs in Edinburgh city centre you need to visit before you die

There are still a good number of ‘proper old-school’ pubs left in Edinburgh city centre – and we’ve rounded up 12 of our favourites ones here.

Scotland’s capital 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, though, as there’s still some 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.

Have a look through our photo gallery to see 12 traditional pubs in Edinburgh we’d recommend for a pint.

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