Welcome to The Mitre Bar

Famous for the ghost of a 17th-century fugitive bishop

You will find The Mitre Bar in Royal Mile Edinburgh within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

In 1615, the site of our tavern was occupied by a fine tenement that was owned by John Spottiswood, then Bishop of St Andrews. The tenement burned down in 1814 and was replaced by The Mitre Bar ? a nod to the bishop's headgear. Legend has it that the bishop's throne is buried under what is now the bar area. Some say his spirit still walks the pub.

One of a kind

The Mitre Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.