Deacon Brodies Tavern
435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2NT 0131 225 6531
We 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 rich in 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, May King’s Close, and the National Museum of Scotland are all nearby.
Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities - and 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. By day, he was a respectable citizen and a member of the town council. But by night, he was caught up in gambling and drinking and had to resort to burglary to pay off his gambling debts. Brodie was hung for his crimes in 1788.
Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on a modern, British pub menu, and so much more. From a range of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes and succulent burgers, there’s something to suit every appetite.
Deacon Brodies Tavern 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.