Don’t let the name put you off; this cosy pub is one of the best spots on Edinburgh’s Rose Street. Nestled between the centre’s two busiest roads, Rose Street is a narrow, cobbled gem, with year-round glistening fairy lights creating a tunnel-like canopy. Whilst the street is most famous for its endless string of pubs and bars, Dirty Dick’s stands out for its traditional simplicity. Anyone looking for a classic British pub with a twist should make sure to stop off for a drink here.
During the winter, Dirty Dick’s boast a Christmas drink menu, which includes yuletide favourites such as mulled wine and hot cider. Enjoy the quirky interior, with old beer tankards and other memorabilia dangling from the ceiling, its low-lighting shielding you from the harsh Edinburgh weather.