Diggers pub

Edinburgh has traditionally been a centre for brewing and it’s not short of pubs, many of which have retained their old style charms.

The Athletic Arms is a traditional corner pub situated in the Gorgie area of west Edinburgh, near Tynecastle football ground home of Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

But it’s better known locally as the Diggers – guess why?

Just behind that wall in the photo is a graveyard, one of two in the immediate area.

Yes, in between digging graves the cemetery workers would stop in for a well-earned pint.

Drinking is frowned upon during the working day now, but Diggers is still a handy stop to sup well kept real ale and a superb range of whiskies.

Check out the atmosphere and Hearts memorabilia, although its busy on match days.

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