The Mitre Bar
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG 0131 652 3902
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.