The Last Drop sits in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket district. The Grassmarket was a small open space where local farmers brought their hay and other produce for sale.
It was also the location of one of the main gallows in the city and crowds would flock in huge numbers to see the public executions. The Last Drop Tavern is located immediately next to the scene of public hangings which took place there back in the eighteenth century. Rather than a reference to an empty glass, the name of the pub is a macabre reference to the last hanging in the Grassmarket.
‘located immediately next to the scene of public hangings ‘
Tenements once stood on the site, but these were rebuilt into the pub you see today using the old buildings’ original seventeenth century stone. As our spooky heritage would suggest we do have a resident ghost in the form of a young girl who has been known to play pranks on customers and staff! Today our pub offers visitors a warm and cosy atmosphere with our low ceilings and booths, along with a good choice of beers, whiskies and wines and good Scottish pub food.