Welcome to Rose Street Brewery in Edinburgh

You will find Rose Street Brewery in Edinburgh within a short stroll of Edinburgh Castle - 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.

Famous for…brewing “Auld Reekie Ale” on the premises but only for the inhabitants of Rose Street because apparently it didn’t travel well!

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

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. Thistle Street and Rose Street were built originally for the artisans of the New Town, although in an inferior style and of rougher workmanship than the main streets. But by the mid 1800s, Rose Street had established itself as a drinking oasis and this reputation is proudly upheld today. 

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

Rose Street Brewery 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 Rose Street Brewery on 0131 220 1227.

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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