Nicholson's Pubs in Scotland & Northern Ireland

Since the Nicholson's brothers opened our first pub in 1873, Nicholson's pubs have always delivered a warm and inviting hospitality in each of our iconic, unique and historic locations, proudly delivering a wide selection of quality food and drink to each of our guests every single day.

From a rich selection of whiskies, gins and perfectly poured cask ales, right through to a range of delicious dishes that have been carefully crafted in each of our typically British pubs.

Take a look at our news page for the latest offers and information on our cask ales, whiskies, gins, wines and delicious food menus.

Scotland and northern ireland

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THE CONAN DOYLE

You’ll find The Conan Doyle close to 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.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Booth seating
 

71-73 York Place, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 3JD

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DEACON BRODIES TAVERN

Our pub is named after Deacon Brodie – one of the inspirations behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde. Born in 1741, Brodie was a deacon of the Guild of Wrights — a group of skilled carpenters. By day, he was a respectable citizen and member of the town council. But by night, he was caught up in

  Masters of classic fish dishes

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance, dining room, groups welcome


435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2NT

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THE CROWN LIQUOR SALOON

Dating back to the 1880s, The Crown is a gem of the Victorian era. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, our pub was one of the mightiest Victorian Gin Palaces in the city, and still boasts many of its original features, including gaslighting. Refurbished in 1885, and at least twice since, The Crown is a grade A listed building owned by the National Trust and is a truly stunning example of a traditional Victorian gin palace.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance, booth seating, groups welcome
 

46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7

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GREYFRIARS BOBBY'S BAR

Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh in Candlemaker Row and occupying the ground floor of a row of Georgian houses, Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar adjoins the historic Candlemakers' Hall, built-in 1722. Our name is inspired by an Edinburgh legend of a scruffy Skye terrier called Bobby. When his owner died in 1858, Bobby faithfully watched over his grave and was buried alongside his master in the Greyfriars Kirkyard in 1872.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

 Wheelchair accessible entrance, outdoor seating, dining rooms, dog-friendly, groups welcome
 

30-34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2QE

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THE DRUM AND MONKEY

The Drum and Monkey was a former bank building and retains the same air of grandeur. Erected in 1924 by the eminent architect Andrew Balfour, our pub’s style has been compared to classical American architecture of the time. Our location on St. Vincent Street, marks the British sea victory over the French off the coast of Spain in 1797. Our famous name is said to derive from the travelling showmen who would tour the country with performing monkeys which would often play on a drum.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

  Wheelchair accessible entrance, groups welcome
 

91 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City Council, G2 5TF

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HAYMARKET

The Haymarket stands on the crossroads of a changing city. This is where Edinburgh's Haymarket used to be held. Directly outside our pub, stands the Haymarket Clock, a memorial to the Heart of Midlothian football team of 1914 that signed up en masse to fight in the First World War. They were the first British team to display such patriotic unity — and all this in a year in which many believed they could have won the cup.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

 Wheelchair accessible entrance, live sport, mezzanine level
 

11-14a West Maitland Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH12 5DS

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THE KENILWORTH

The Kenilworth and its vicinity has a long and interesting history. The present pub replaces an earlier one designed in 1893 by a wine and spirit merchant. It was converted in 1904 and takes its name from a novel by Sir Walter Scott, whose portrait hangs outside. Thistle Street and Rose Street were built originally for the artisans of the New Town.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

 Wheelchair accessible entrance, outdoor seating


152-154 Rose Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 3JD

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THE LAST DROP

You’ll find The Last Drop in Grassmarket within a short stroll of Victoria Street, Cowgate and Candlemaker Row. Our traditional pub is abundant with a unique character that’s revered for its eclectic range of real ales and classic pub food.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  We do not take bookings however please pop in and we will endeavour to find you a table

 Wheelchair accessible entrance, outdoor seating


74-78 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2JR

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THE MITRE BAR

You’ll find The Mitre Bar on the Royal Mile within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood. 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.

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

 Wheelchair accessible entrance, outdoor seating, live music


131-133 High Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 1SG

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ROSE STREET BREWERY

Rose Street Brewery is situated on Rose Street and stands in Edinburgh’s New Town, which was built when a competition was held back in 1766. The challenge went out to architects; “Let us boldly enlarge Edinburgh to the utmost.” It was won by a 23-year-old named James Craig. The area has a long and interesting history and by the mid-1800s, Rose Street had established itself as a drinking oasis and this reputation is proudly upheld to

  Ideal for a great British Pie

  Bookable spaces available

 Wheelchair accessible entrance, dining room, outdoor seating
 

55-57 Rose Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 2NH