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## From 9 August 2021 most COVID restrictions are removed.
Likely to be operating more or less normally as before COVID with customers allowed to stand again. However, track and trace details must still be collected and face coverings worn unless seated or stood eating, drinking or dancing. Some additional restrictions may continue in the interests of staff & customer safety. ##

@ 16/8/2021
Open, no booking required. Two serving points at the bar. Back rooms available for table service. 4 cask ales at present.

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Athletic Arms [Diggers]

(also known as Diggers)

1-3 Angle Park Terrace
Edinburgh
EH11 2JX

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Tuesday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Wednesday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Thursday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - 1.00 am

About the Pub

Situated between two graveyards, the name Diggers became synonymous with this welcoming Edinburgh pub legend which opened in 1897. Banquette seating lines the walls, and a compass drawing in the floor aids the geographically challenged. Two smaller back rooms, where children are allowed if eating, have further seating and the larger has a dartboard.

Quieter now than in its heyday, though packed when Hearts are at home, it continues to extend a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Outstanding pies!

NOTE: Return Trays (Autovacs) are only used for the real ales served by tall fount.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Fyne Ales Jarl
  • Stewart Digger's 80/-
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bellfield Caley Common
  • Loch Leven --varies--
  • Stewart --varies--

Sourced UK wide, but mainly Scottish. Trying to have one gluten free option.

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p off a pint. Excludes the £1 off one real ale Mon-Thu offer.

  • UsesAutovac Return tray

    Tall fount only.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Regionally Historic Pub Interior

Facilities

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Although this pub is not targeting the family market, children over 5 are allowed in back room if eating.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Capacity of 30

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes. cribbage, darts.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky @ BT.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Free.

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Athletic Arms [Diggers]

1-3 Angle Park Terrace
Edinburgh
EH11 2JX

Sat Nav Reference

55.93904, -3.22354

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (80m)

Lothian Buses

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Closest Station (1000m)

Haymarket

Closest Metro (1050m)

Haymarket

Directions

1.5m SW of centre

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Athletic Arms [Diggers] - Edinburgh

Athletic Arms [Diggers]

1-3 Angle Park Terrace
Edinburgh
EH11 2JX

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Return tray
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Additional Services
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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