When you step foot into Ye Olde Golf Tavern, you are stepping into a little piece of Scottish history. . .
Established back in 1456 and nestled on the edge of the Bruntsfield Links, we?re proud to say that we are a much loved Edinburgh public house and one of Scotland?s oldest and finest places to eat and drink.
Located on the edge of the Bruntsfield Links is the Golf Tavern. Founded in 1456 the Tavern was previously known as the Golf Hotel. It has served many a golf player, and according to Hamilton is:
??By far the oldest known golfing pub. Sport was encouraged in the vicinity of the inn ? cockfighting, boxing and games of chance ? and it was natural that the innkeeper had a role in early Scottish golf??
During this period in golf?s history purpose-built golf clubhouses did not exist. The local inns provided a place for meetings and social functions. Ye Olde Golf Tavern was used as Bruntsfield Links Society clubhouse from 1788 until early in the nineteenth century when they moved to Musselburgh.