Welcome to The Mitre Bar in Royal Mile Edinburgh

You will find The Mitre Bar in Royal Mile Edinburgh within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood - 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.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

In 1615, the site of our tavern was occupied by a fine tenement that was owned by John Spottiswood, then Bishop of St Andrews. The tenement burned down in 1814 and was replaced by The Mitre Bar ? a nod to the bishop's headgear. Legend has it that the bishop's throne is buried under what is now the bar area. Some say his spirit still walks the pub.

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

The Mitre Bar 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.

Urban outdoor seating

We don’t have a pub garden but at The Mitre Bar we do have a small urban outdoor space for you to enjoy a drink, some food and a great atmosphere.

Where to find us

Where to find us

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Opening Hours

  • Monday Midday-10pm
  • Tuesday Midday-10pm
  • Wednesday Midday-10pm
  • Thursday Midday-10pm
  • Friday Midday-10pm
  • Saturday Midday-10pm
  • Sunday Midday-10pm

In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to the Facebook page of The Mitre Bar.

Get in touch

Call The Mitre Bar on 0131 652 3902.

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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