Why is the pub called The World’s End? Back in the 16th century Edinburgh was a walled city. The gates to the city were situated outside the pub, and the brass cobbles in the road represent their exact location. As far as the people of Edinburgh were concerned, the world outside these gates was no longer theirs: hence the name, The World’s End. Today, those venturing inside the tavern will find that its unique hospitality makes the world of difference.
If proof were needed of a pub steeped in history, look no further than The World’s End on the Royal Mile. The pub is billed as one of the ‘old style’, pulling in tourists who walk the cobbled street to quench their thirst with a perfectly poured Belhaven beer. Above the bar, scores of foreign banknotes give a nod and a wink to the broad, international clientele who have drunk there. Complementing the ‘old-fashioned feel’, television is minimal, allowing the pub’s capacity of around 140 to drink in peace!