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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A smart bar with a relaxed feel, offering a good selection of ales, craft beers and wine. Great roasts make this popular for Sunday lazing

Hector’s has been helping well-heeled shoppers put their feet up, and dishing out hair-of-the-dog to locals for almost twenty-five years now. It’s a smart bar on the main drag of Stockbridge’s Deanhaugh Street, in the middle of a row of charity shops and international delicatessens. The curved window seats in the front part of the bar are excellent suntraps, or there are long benches and velvety footstools through the back for sheltering when the rain is on.

Although it’s open every day, for many people, it’s filed in the part of their brain under ‘places to flop about on a Sunday’ - they mix a good Bloody Mary, they have a tall stack of board games, and they do a good roast too. (A 21-day aged beef, Shropshire chicken or Norfolk pork with crackling, or cashew, walnut and cheddar nut roast for vegetarians.) Deuchars IPA is always on tap, and they rotate between craft beers on the other three guest taps, including the likes of Kelburn Red Smiddy from Glasgow, Tunnel Vision bitter from the Midlands and Adnams blonde beer from Southwold.

Written by Claire Sawers


47-49 Deanhaugh Street
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