City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Inn on the Mile

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The Inn on the Mile
Restaurant profile
Edinburgh Area: 
Old Town Edinburgh
Serving times: 
Mon-Sun: 09:00-01:00
(0131) 556 9940
Restaurant Established: 

On the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile, you’re not likely to miss finding this historic pub with its outdoor tables. The decor blends traditional architectural features with modern urban style. Designer Jim Hamilton decided to open up the space to expose bare brickwork, timber and metal “girders” for an industrial look. Couchettes and cosy booths offer comfy seating to relax over speciality craft and cask beers, whiskies, wines alongside hearty gastropub food.

The Reviews


A Cool and Contemporary Inn for traditional Scottish Food and Drink.

Reviewed by Vivien Devlin

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:10am

The Inn on the Mile is the perfect new name for this pub with rooms. This is the latest addition to the collection of restaurants and hotels in the G1 group (including Murrayfield House, Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh, as well as Glasgow and Aberdeen).

My partner Ken and I booked a table for a pre-theatre supper. We sat at a large booth with polished copper table top and on this early evening the mood is warm and welcoming, busy and buzzing with locals and city visitors.

The bar specialises in Scottish craft beers, whiskies and an ingenious selection of cockt-ales – where beer replaces the spirit in fruity alcoholic concoctions.

Not sure what to order from the extensive drinks list, I chose a Beer Flight – three small glasses from a choice of six.

I tasted Flying Scotsman, Bitter and Twisted and Schiehallion, all labelled and served on a wooden tray. What fun was this! No. 1, dark rich, hoppy, No. 2, sharp bitter at first with sweet aftertaste, No. 3, oaty, light, refreshing.

Ken selected an Innis & Gun Rum beer which was the colour of raspberries with a very distinctive rich flavour.

The menu features everyone’s favourites – fish and chips, haggis (veggie haggis too) Caesar salad, burgers, steak pie, macaroni cheese, rump steak, soup and paninis.

I selected two chunky Smoked Haddock Fishcakes (stuffed with real fish rather than lots of mash), served on a wooden board with a side order of fat chips. Ken very much enjoyed his Fish Supper, traditionally served in newspaper on a plate, so that you could eat with sticky fingers or knife and fork!.

Two generous portions of quality homely food, both delicious. No room for pudding, but those with a sweet tooth could choose apple pie, ice cream or fudge cake.

Recent reviews from guests visiting the Inn:

“Super friendly staff, amazing décor, funky, relaxed atmosphere, the food is hearty and filling. We would return in a heartbeat!”

“Great location for exploring Edinburgh. Will definitely be returning to The Inn On The Mile.

And I shall be back at the Inn soon too!.