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.

Published 15th Jan 2024
Updated 15 th Jan 2024

Here we take a look at some of the best pubs in the area so you can enjoy a drink pre or post match.

The Roseate Edinburgh

(4 West Coates, Haymarket, EH12 5JQ)

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Located on Edinburgh's unofficial Rugby Mile between Haymarket train station and Murrayfield Stadium, The Roseate (formerly 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.

The Caley Sample Room

(42-58 Angle Park Terrace, EH11 2JR)

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Picture: 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.

Diggers / Athletic Arms

(1-3 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 2JX)

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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).

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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 whiskies.

The Murrayfield Hotel

(18 Corstorphine Road, EH12 6HN)

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Picture: Murrayfield Hotel and House Facebook page

Located just across the road from 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.

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The Roseburn Bar

(1 Roseburn Terrace, EH12 5NG)

Picture: The Roseburn Bar

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.

The Murrayfield Bar

(57-59 Roseburn Terrace, EH12 5NQ)

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.

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


(1 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5EY)

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Picture: Ryries

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.

Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, UK
Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, UK, EH12 5PJ
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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