Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to Rose Street Brewery, your local pub 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!

Find us


Rose Street Brewery, 55-57 Rose Street,
Edinburgh, , EH2 2NH

Tel: 0131 220 1227

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. 

Find us

Rose Street Brewery,55-57 Rose Street,
,EH2 2NH

Tel: 0131 220 1227

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 12:00 - 00:00
  • Christmas Day 12:00 - 18:00
  • Boxing Day 12:00 - 00:00
  • New Years Eve 12:00 - 01:00
  • New Years Day 12:00 - 00:00



As a staple in the pub landscape for over 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our classic pub menus.

Imagine taking your seat for a starter we know you’ll like… Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our Crofter’s Pie and British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another sensational classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is pub food, done right.



Here at Edinburgh, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in Edinburgh.