Welcome to Deacon Brodies Tavern in Royal Mile Edinburgh


Deacon Brodies Tavern is located in the historical heart of Edinburgh, just a short stroll from Edinburgh Castle, Waverley Station and the George IV Bridge.

Edinburgh is a city steeped in a rich history and culture, and many of the city’s most iconic attractions are right on our doorstep. Edinburgh Castle, Princess Street Gardens, the Parliament buildings, Edinburgh Old Town, Mary King’s Close, and the National Museum of Scotland — famous landmarks all near you, and within a short distance of this iconic Nicholson’s pub.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known  for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — Deacon Brodies Tavern is certainly no exception.

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 gambling and drinking, and resorted to burglary to pay off his gambling debts. Brodie was hung for his crimes in 1788.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

Deacon Brodies Tavern is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am - 12am
  • Tuesday 11am - 12am
  • Wednesday 11am - 12am
  • Thursday 11am - 12am
  • Friday 11am - 1am
  • Saturday 11am - 1am
  • Sunday 11am - 12am

Get in touch

Call Deacon Brodies Tavern on 0131 225 6531.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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