A traditional pub in the city
More than just a traditional pub
the pints, the pies and the banter!
Get yourself in and enjoy the craic


Tradition & Quality

Thomson’s Bar is a haven for real ale aficionados and malt whisky fans alike. With original oak timber detailing, the bar is beautifully designed in the style of celebrated Scottish architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, and the staff aren’t too bad looking themselves!

Thomson’s is famed throughout the city for its real ale selection, with staff happily taking the time to recommend a few favourites. If all that chat gives you an appetite, be sure and sample one of our famous steak pies, although you’ll need to get your order in quick, as they are the stuff of legend round these parts!

"Great little pub with wood panelling, mirrors and old posters of brews present and long gone. Staff were very friendly and the beers, mainly from Scottish micros, very well kept."


Great Staff in Thomsons Bar, Edinburgh

Great Staff

great location

Great Banter

News and Events

Keep yourself uptodate with what's going on at thomson's bar


Thomson’s Tap Takeover

Coming soon, we will be hosting a wee battle of the brewers between DarkStar Brewery of Brighton, Oakham Ales of Peterborough and Fyne Ales of Loch Fyne. Each brewery will be represented by a light hoppy session ale and a slightly stronger pale ale. Keep up to date with the

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