Skip to content


Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Cigar Shop in Edinburgh. Smoking Venues in Edinburgh, Scotland

Where to smoke cigars in Edinburgh?

Yes we know,  the smoking ban in Scotland is a blanket ban. It has its advantages of course the ban has made pubs enjoyable places where a meal can be enjoyed without unwanted smoke spoiling it. However, unlike England, Germany, Switzerland and other European countries no cigar friendly venues are allowed in Scotland.

When the weather is good, we get asked the following question here at Jeffrey street: Where can I enjoy a good drink and a cigar in Edinburgh? While indoor smoking areas are not allowed, we found some comfortable, cosy and dry spots. These are the best venues in town where to enjoy a cigar and a good drink:


The Glasshouse Hotel

Situated next to the Omni centre, the rooftop terrace offers a stylish and elegant setting where cigars, fine whisky and cocktails can be enjoyed. The view overlooks Leith, Portobello and Calton Hill. We definitely recommend a classic negroni or an old fashioned with a Montecristo No. 4. 

The Glasshouse Hotel 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA


The Sheraton Hotel

Located close to Edinburgh's West End the smoking area is located at the front entrance of the hotel. The seating is comfortable and the drinks list is extensive. The next time you fancy a nice glass of champagne or a cheeky cognac, make sure you stop by The Sheraton. 

The Sheraton Hotel 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR

Hotel Du Vin

This is probably the city's most famous smoking area. If wine is your thing, this place has an extensive wine list with wines from all over the world. After you enjoyed a stick or two you can even have a fine meal at the brasserie. The cigar bothy will keep you dry if it's raining and warm if it is cold. 

Hotel Du Vin 11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

Crowne Plaza Hotel (Royal Terrace)

This hotel has a newly renovated smoking area and its gardens are gorgeous. The gardens are a quiet and relaxing space where you can enjoy a cigar and a beer at ease. 

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - 18 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AQ 

Bellfield Brewery

Although a bit out of the way, this brewery has a great outdoor seating area with some garden heaters. The beer is among the freshest you will drink while in Edinburgh. The food offering rotates regularly to offer great variety. 

46 Stanley Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5TB

 There you have it, the next time you fancy lighting a cigar in quiet and nice surroundings you know where to go. Know of another venue? Let us know!

Feel free to browse our cigar selection here.

Older Post
Newer Post