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Welcome to The Conan Doyle

You will find The Conan Doyle in Edinburgh within a short stroll of Picardy Place, Cathedral Lane and Queens Street - 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

Located close to the pub is Picardy Place, where the pub's namesake, the great author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on 22nd May 1859. Today, an over life-sized bronze statue of Conan Doyle's greatest creation, Sherlock Holmes, stands opposite his birthplace. The most famous fictional detective is portrayed in meditation on the death of his author.

One of a kind

The Conan Doyle 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.

Famous for being close to the birthplace of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Opening Times

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - Midnight