This evening I am presenting some images of the famous World’s End pub located at no 4 high Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh.

This is a very historic site on two accounts:

  1. It is adjacent to the former Netherbow Port, a defensive gateway which once separated Edinburgh Old Town from Cannongate. From the perspective of Edinburgh residents, this was the “World’s End” and hence name.
  2. The building’s foundations incorporate part of the Flodden Wall, once part of Edinburgh’s defences.

Here is a ( somewhat average quality) image of the pub’s interior on the day I took a small group inside for a spot of lunch. Consensus view that the meal was good quality.


The following two images are of the pub’s exterior.



Overall, an intriguing pub of history and character. However, dining area is relatively modest and we had to wait some minutes for a table-but worth it!

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