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The Diggers (Athletic Arms), Edinburgh - pub details

Address: 1-3, Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH11 2JX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5692) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Edinburgh Haymarket (0.6 miles), Slateford (1.4 miles), Edinburgh Waverley (1.7 miles)

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Traditional corner pub that is obviously very popular on matchdays. There's plenty of staff. But it's still difficult to get served as everybody crowds round the bar and you have to shout over everyone's heads. A reasonable selection of ales - Navigation Nottingham Apus, Caledonian Lipsmacker, Flying Scotsman & Deuchars IPA, Stewart Diggers & Alechemy Starlaw Pale Ale. I liked the busy atmosphere. But with standing room only, it was a bit uncomfortable. Probably much better on non-matchdays.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jul 2015 20:27
Was staying down the road so sought out this pub to watch the football. Dont know why but it was different to what I was expecting, but I liked it. Seemed to be a real mixture of clientele, some locals necking ale like it was about to be outlawed, some chaps in suits ordering cans of coke (??!!!), and some americans who seemed delighted that they could pay with cards. The chap working let me try all the ales which we expect but still nice to see, and the XPA stood out for me, lovely stuff. Was nervous about the game so didnt want a big meal but a nice small but tasty pie was served to keep me going. Nice friendly pub, quite spacious and colourful with plenty of Hearts memorabilia all around. Recommended
pompeyron - 9 May 2013 17:08
Myself and my travelling companion arrived at Diggers just after 11.15am and we were the 3rd and 4th people in.

Good selection on scottish ales on draught and the pint I had was very good.

A well known pub for Hearts fans and the decoration of football and other sporting memorabilia shows this.

Lovely tiled floor and the snug at the right of the main bar is obviously a welcome addition for the crowds that flock here on a match day.

Cracking pub full of character
lezford - 25 Nov 2012 12:34
Make an effort to get to The Diggers - it is well worth it. I was glad to see that noothing much had changed since my last visit many years ago. The beer range has increased and the once-famed and fabulous McEwans 80/- has gone but has been replaced by Stewart's 80/- which is a pretty good substitute!! The bar is bright and clean and there is a back room (no bar). Papers and beer magazines are available and the staff still wear the aprons which a nice touch.
It gets heaving during the football and rugby season as it is very near to Hearts ground and of course Murrayfield. Recommended!!
mcroyal - 12 May 2012 17:55
Bustling on a Wednesday evening, excellent atmosphere. Nice to see an old lady in a wheelchair being well looked after by her much younger relatives. Televised football was being avidly watched by most of the customers present. Some ales served by traditional air pressure, others by handpump. All in fine condition. This is a very good pub well worth a slight detour to visit.
Stamfordian - 20 Jan 2012 16:27

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