Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right Scotland icon-chevron-right Edinburgh icon-chevron-right The Sheep Heid Inn

The Sheep Heid Inn

Bars and pubs Meadowbank
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
The Sheep Heid
STEPHEN ROBINSON

Eat and drink like a King at this historic village pub on the outskirts city with lovely views and a ye olde worlde skittle alley

This village pub by Duddingston Loch used to be ‘a firm favourite among past monarchs and poets’ according to its website. Now it’s a firm favourite among climbers of Arthur’s Seat in need of refreshment, students keen on Scotland’s oldest skittle alley and Sunday roast-hunters. Most punters will leave happy - it’s a busy, smart pub, restored from the original 16th century public house, and now complete with cosy open fires, squashy cushions and a beer garden.

Big selling points include feeling like you’re in a country inn, when you’re still in the city and the stunning views of Holyrood Park and Samson’s Ribs. The food is gastro-pub rather than pub grub: enjoy BBQ shredded pork sandwiches with roast apple and fries (£7.95), sausage and mash with green beans and fried onions (£8.95), or gnocchi, meatballs, burgers, fishcakes and tarts - all carefully, artistically presented, and accompanied by local cask ales, a bottle of sparkling rosé or something from their long cocktail list. The tangy rosehip and rhubarb fizz (£5.95) hits the spot particularly nicely.

By: Claire Sawers

Posted:

Venue name: The Sheep Heid Inn
Contact:
Address: 43-45 The Causeway
Edinburgh
EH15 3QA
Static map showing venue location