Dowie’s Tavern

The illustration by Phillimore shows Dowie’s Tavern which later became Burns Tavern as the the poet was known to have visited the public house. Demolished to make way for George IV Bridge which began construction in 1827. It may have been one of the last buildings to be demolished during the 1830s. According to some records the tavern was demolished in 1881 but this may relate to a second Burns Tavern, possibly built by the owner of the first.

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