Welcome to The Ensign Ewart Pub, on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.


The highest pub in Edinburgh, and the closest to Edinburgh Castle, The Ensign Ewart has a rich history dating back to 1680, when the pub was first established on it's current site. It has changed a bit since then, but it still retains much of its original charm, and always has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We have LOCAL Cask Ales, a dynamic and ever changing whisky list, a large selection of Scottish gins, live music, a fresh and locally sourced food menu, and of course, the best in Scottish hospitality!


We are currently closed due to Scottish Government guidelines. We have also suspended our takeaway service for the time being. Please check back or follow us on facebook/instagram for updates.

In the meantime, please consider buying a gift voucher to support us while we are closed. All vouchers are valid for 2 years, and you can add on a couple of cocktails to enjoy at home while we wait for things to get back to normal!

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers


We are located towards the top end of The Royal Mile. There are steps leading up to the pavement outside the pub, however it is level with the road a little further up towards the castle. Please be aware there is a small step at the entrance to the pub, and a single larger step to enter the back section of the pub once inside. A portable wheelchair ramp is available, please ask a member of staff for assistance if required. we do not currently have accessible toilets. If you require further information please phone 01312257440.


521 - 523 Lawnmarket

The Royal Mile



0131 225 7440





12pm - 10pm

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