Maggie Dickson was a young girl who found herself pregnant out of wedlock. For this crime she was sentenced to death on the gallows! Somehow she survived the drop and her friends managed to retrieve her 'body' before the local medical students. She happily lived another forty years. The bar itself is rather dark but this is how many of the older places are in Edinburgh. It can be a busy bar but the service is good. Food is served in large portions and whiskies are bargain priced.
Like a plastic surgery-enhanced famous actress, this one's appealing from the outside, but that's exactly where you should leave it The clientele becomes severely annoying after 10 minutes or so, so make sure you have no sharp implements to hand.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Have been in Maggie Discksons several times since i have been in edinburgh i find it very friendly and all staff are very welcoming. Good beer and excellent food what more can anyone want!!! Highly recommend!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Rating: No rosettes
Lovely friendly pub. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was wonderful and very large quantities. Good selection of drinks especially cocktails. Good honest prices too!! Booths were nicely private, if a little eerie with the skulls but this all added ambience to the experience. Well done all!!!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Like this place, it has nice booths as well as open tables for larger groups. the food's good and the ar staff have a sense of humour rarely found in edinburgh pubs. nice for a coffee or a few pints.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
When the menu says seasonal vegetables it means frozen mixed vegetables, and they even overcook those. No wonder the staff don't ask how it was. Disgraceful.
Monday, September 12, 2005
What a joke!
The doorstaff were very professional but the staff who were obviosly drunk were awful. If I was the owner of this pub I would severly discipline any staff who were drunk in my pub but I'm not sure how the owner's run the place? I was very dissappointed with the straff who attacked us personally, were extremely rude and to topit off very drunk
Friday, July 08, 2005
Rating: No rosettes
james a learmonth
very cool atmosphere, a small moody bar, long and thin, very dark but still welcoming, good variety of drink on offer. music was very mixed, but good listening! staff very nice, will be back