The Last Drop, Edinburgh
A bit of a landmark in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, we remember it being bigger, but we were probably a bit squiffy on those visits. The Grassmarket used to be the site of public executions, once upon a time, with some 20,000 people squeezing into it to watch. Nowadays, it's got a few nice shops and quite a few pubs. There's no regular market anymore, but there are events during certain times of the year, most notably the Edinburgh Festival. We were surprised to discover this was a Nicholson's pub - it doesn't look like one, to be honest. That said, there's a good selection of Whisky on offer to go with the well-kept beer. The usual mix of students, regulars and tourists keep the friendly staff busy. One thing we did note was the menu is a slightly strange mix of Scottish and Mexican - haggis, neeps and tatties!
74-78 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 2JR
0131 225 4851
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