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Athletic Arms

1-3 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2JX, Scotland
+44 131 337 3822
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Great and not touristy pub in the canal area of Fountainbrige. You can find good whisky for £2.50... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Silvia A
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Bologna, Italy
Great pub!

Classic Edinbugh pub. Great ambience and fun banter with fellow patrons. Best pub in Edinburgh... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
53chuck
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The Athletic Arms, known locally as the Diggers is situated between two graveyards and used to be frequented by the local gravediggers who would quench their thirst here after a long day burying the dead.It is a very traditional pub that focusses on great dinks, great service and a clean safe environment. There is always 6 real ales usually sourced from Scottish micro breweries and has over 230 single malts.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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1-3 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2JX, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great and not touristy pub in the canal area of Fountainbrige. You can find good whisky for £2.50 with lots of choice (I had a smoky whisky). I used to go there for soups as well in the past and they were good too. Highly...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Classic Edinbugh pub. Great ambience and fun banter with fellow patrons. Best pub in Edinburgh. Strongly recommended.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to go after a Scotland match, brilliant atmosphere and very reasonably priced! I've been along with friends and with family and had an excellent time every time.

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us. I appreciate the positive words and I’m glad we managed to make sure you all enjoyed yourselves.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Diggers pub is nice inside and the steak pie was great good service. Good selection of beer and goof layout

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks for the great review Chaz. Hopefully serve you again soon.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

If you want a great pint and you appreciate a top class pie then this is the pub for you. We enjoy the experience as a family for all Hearts FC home games. The staff are fantastic and very welcoming.

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks for the kind words Lex. Hopefully serve you again soon

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Very good pub. Great choice of drinks with very good prices. Whiskey and gins are plentiful. Show all sport too.

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks for the great review. Hopefully serve you again soon. Kev

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is the quintessential local pub!! My visits to Edinburgh are not complete unless I go here. If you want one of the best pies in town and you love watching sports plus drinking a good beer or of course Scotch.... THIS IS YOUR GO...More

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the positive review Jane. I'm glad you enjoy coming here. I look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Slainte Kev

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I was due to meet a group of friends here for lunch and I was first there so I was going to have a beer and sit and wait. The bartender greeted me as I entered and looked round, I told him that I was...More

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks you so much for the great review. I remember your group well. I'm glad you all liked the pies and beans. You were all gentlemen and a pleasure to serve. Hopefully see you again soon. Slante Kev.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This felt like a proper pub. Dogs are welcome so got to stroke a couple of dogs there too. Different beers and other drinks at a reasonable price. Loved the friendly atmosphere, the locals just started talking to us as well.

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you got on well with the regulars, they're a great bunch and you fitted in well. Slainte Kev

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The atmosphere and history of this pub is one of our best of Edinburgh nothing is fake there , beers and beverage excellent , service splendide

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Kev M, Owner at Athletic Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you like our like our pub. As you say it's been here for years and will be around for many more years to come. Many thanks once again. Slainte Kev

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Response from Kev M | Property representative |
That shouldn't be a problem. What time do you expect to arrive and how many will there be? Kev
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Response from Diggers1897 | Property representative |
Women are always welcome. In our heyday we were very much a working men's pub. Women chose to sit in the are of the bar called the jug bar (named that as you could bring a jug in to be filled with beer) in the jug bar... More
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