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32 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2QN

Doctors is a traditional Scottish pub situated in the heart of Edinburgh, serving great cask ales and a freshly cooked menu with daily specials. We have an outside eating and drinking area for those hot summer days where you can watch the world go by.

The pub itself has strong links with both the Edinburgh University Medical College and the Old Royal Infirmary, which originally stood directly across the road. The building itself was created to mark the opening of the hospital in 1874 and initially housed a cabinet and coffin maker for the neighbouring mortuary. Relics from this time can still be seen around the pub, serving as a macabre reminder of its place within Edinburgh’s gothic history.

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  • About the Doctors

    Doctors is located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town and is popular with tourists, students, office staff, shoppers and night time / weekend revellers.

    We offer the very best food and drink served to the very highest standards. The pub has an excellent reputation for friendliness - in many ways this is a local's pub in the city.

    We offer an attractive menu of British favourites, a range of superchilled and continental lagers, a huge choice of real ales and a wide variety of wines.

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    There are many local attractions close to the pub and these include:
    English Martyrs Church (0.06 miles)
    Gladstone's Land (0.25 miles)
    Mercat Tours (0.25 miles)

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