#204: The Mitre, High Street, Edinburgh

The Mitre, High Street, Edinburgh (exterior)

The Mitre is a fairly straight-forward traditional-looking pub with a nice wooden bar, dining area, old-fashioned carpet, hooks on the bar, old photos and mirrors on the wall, and original(?) embossed tin ceiling and cornices. It’s slightly boilerplate “Nicholson’s traditional pub”, but not as contrived as, say, Greyfriar’s Bobby. Beware though, I’m a little prejudiced in the Nicholsons department.

It was really quite busy for 5:30pm on a Tuesday, so they’re obviously doing something right. It appeared to me that most of the punters were tourists or business men. At least twice I heard people at the bar saying something along the lines of “what do the locals drink?” It was more than a little amusing to hear an American chap telling his son about Tennent’s as if it were a local “craft” beer.

It’s another Nicholson’s pub, along with Greyfriar’s Bobby, Deacon Brodies, The Kennilworth, etc. Nicholson’s is part of the Mitchells and Butlers group, along with All Bar One and others.

The Bar

The Mitre, High Street, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

Cask: Caledonian Deuchars, Bateman’s Black & White, Stonehenge Sign of Spring, Acorn Dead Good, Stewart’s 80/-, Nicholson’s Pale Ale. Keg: Tennent’s Lager, Blue Moon, Peroni, Carling, San Miguel, Guinness, Aspall cider.

It was about £3.60 per pint.


Standard Nicholson’s fare. Classic pub grub, slightly overpriced: sausage and mash £10.50, haggis £9, fish & chips £12, burgers £9.50 to £13, etc.

Castle View

Castle view from The Mitre, Edinburgh

Yes, just, behind the white turrety thing (Camera Obscura) in the picture on the right.


Web page: The Mitre Bar
Twitter: @MitreBar
Facebook: The Mitre Bar
Parent: Nicholson’s
Grandparent: Mitchells & Butlers


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