Welcome to Deacon Brodies Tavern in Royal Mile Edinburgh

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.

A unique pub with a rich history

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.

Serving up seasonal specialities and flavoursome favourites

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.

One of a kind

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.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

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


Call Deacon Brodies Tavern on 0131 225 6531
Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale or book a table for a hearty bite to eat.

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