Athletic Arms
1-3 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH11 2JX
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One of the most legendary and affectionately considered pubs in Edinburgh and known more commonly as the ‘Diggers’ thanks to it being sandwiched between two graveyards, this is already a common watering hole for many locals and tourists alike.

Much like the TARDIS, the Diggers may look small from the outside, but stepping through the doors draws you into a high-ceilinged, light and ornately decorated bar. Both inside and outside have just received a fresh lick of paint but the back bar display, featuring a selection of the pub’s 200-strong, single malt selection is really something to behold. The pub is also ranked as one of the must-visit attractions in Edinburgh by Lonely Planet. If you’re a real ale drinker then you’ll love the extremely rare, brass Aitkens Toll founts; once powered by water, now by air and a delightful way of delivering a cask-drawn pint to the customer.

latest pub news, offers & events

Croatia v England

Happening on 12/10/2018 [Expired]

England travel to Croatia to play their first-ever away match in the Nations League on Friday, and although the game is being played behind closed doors you can still catch all the action live from the comfort of your local!

Kick off at 7:45pm.

World Cup 2018

Happening from 14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 [Expired]

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday 14th June, and we're all set to welcome you and your friends to enjoy the action. We've got ice cold pitchers of Foster's and Amstel at the ready, so less trips to the bar means more time to watch the match. There really is no better place to…

England v Croatia

Happening on 11/07/2018 [Expired]

It's been a long 28 years in the making, but finally, England have reached the semi-final stages of the World Cup! The Lions will take on Croatia at 7pm on Wednesday, so that's plenty time to get home from work and down the pub for kick-off.