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7 of the best rugby pubs near Murrayfield Stadium

There's no shortage of pubs near Murrayfield Stadium to enjoy a nerve-settler before the big game. Take a look at seven of the best pubs in the area.

Published: January 30, 2018

The Dunstane 

Located on Edinburgh's unofficial Rugby Mile between Haymarket train station and the BT Murrayfield Stadium, the Dunstane has long been popular with rugby fans, for its buzzing match-day atmosphere.

The hotel's beer garden is typically decked out with gazebos and rival rugby fans washing down one of the bar's delicious Orkney steak burgers with an ale before the big game.

Visit: 4 West Coates, Haymarket, EH12 5JQ -

The Caley Sample Room

Situated a 15 minute walk from the stadium on Angle Park Terrace, the Caley Sample Room is the perfect spot to grab a few pre-match pints and a bite to eat.

The inviting pub is equipped with a unique selection of craft beers and ales, which compliment their first-rate pub grub.

If you aren't lucky enough to have tickets to a game at Murrayfield, you can set up base in front of the Caley Sample Room's big screen and watch the action unfold.

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Visit: 42-58 Angle Park Terrace, EH11 2JR -

Diggers / Athletic Arms

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A few doors down from the Caley Sample Room on the corner of  Henderson Terrace is the charming Athletic Arms (also known as Diggers).

Located a short distance from the ground, Diggers is also equipped with a number of TV screens so you can watch the rugby from a comfortable distance.

You can toast a Scottish victory after the game, with a dram of one of the hostelry's 250 single malt whiskys.

Visit: 1-3 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2JX -

The Murrayfield Hotel

Located just across the road from BT Murrayfield Stadium, this bar and hotel is a convenient spot for a pre or post-match drink.

The Hotel's Bothy Bar serves up a variety of drinks, as well as a menu of comforting Scottish food - all of which can be enjoyed in front of the venue's big screen.

Visit: 18 Corstorphine Road, EH12 6HN -

The Roseburn Bar

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Situated in close proximity to the home of Scottish rugby, the Roseburn Bar is a fine example of a traditional Edinburgh pub.

The inn boasts a great range of beers and whisky's and the bar's walls are lined with screens displaying the latest live sport - an ideal spot to take in pre-match build up.

Visit: 1 Roseburn Terrace, EH12 5NG -

Murrayfield Bar

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This Murrayfield bar is a ten-minute walk from the ground and a great spot to enjoy a bite before, during, or after the game.

If feeling patriotic, you can get stuck into a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties for just £6.45, washed down with a pint of local beer.

Visit: 57-59 Roseburn Terrace, EH12 5NQ -


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Sat on the doorstep of Haymarket Station, Ryries is not your tyipical train station pub.

The charming bar is a popular haunt for travelling rugby fans due to its wonderful selection of ales and warm, bustling atmosphere. Fitted out with several TV screens, fans can enjoy the rest of the rugby action before, or after, a trip to Murrayfield.

Visit: 1 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5EY -

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