Edinburgh pubs: 12 ‘proper’ traditional pubs in Edinburgh city centre where you can still enjoy a good pint

There are still a good number of historic boozers and traditional watering holes left in and around Edinburgh city centre – and we’ve rounded up a dozen of the best ones here.

Auld Reekie has no shortage of places to enjoy a cold glass of something, 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 old fashioned boozers which have been converted into gastropubs.

All is not lost, though, as there’s still some places where you can enjoy a pint of lager and a packet of crisps – perhaps with a sports match on the telly or a game of pool or darts thrown in for good measure.

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

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