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Reopened 23rd July 2020 both indoors & outdoors.
Opening times reduced - keep an eye on Facebook for updates.
Closed Mon
12-9 Tue & Wed
12-11 Thu
12-1am Fri & Sat
12-10 Sun
Booking recommended via
2 hour slots, 6 max per table, details taken and temperature checked,.
Operating the Government "Eat out to Help Out" scheme Mon-Fri during August (ie Thurs and Fri as well!) and then Mon - Fri throughout September as well.

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Black Bull

12 Grassmarket

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Tuesday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Wednesday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Thursday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 1.00 am

Meal Times

11 - 9

About the Pub

Below the castle, one of many varied drinking establishments in the Grassmarket, this pub has a long L-shaped bar with two small mezzanines. Lots of T&J Bernard (extinct Edinburgh brewery) memorabilia. Five TV screens regularly show sport. It can be very lively on Friday and Saturday evenings, with a mainly younger clientele and music provided by a DJ. Guest beers mainly from smaller Scottish breweries.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Born in the Borders --varies--
  • Kelburn --varies--
  • Stewart --varies--

Usually Scottish.

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Black Bull, Edinburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Pavement tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Between the front door and the bar.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Although this pub is not targeting the family market, children are allowed until 8pm. Children's menu.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi


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Black Bull

12 Grassmarket

Sat Nav Reference

55.947324, -3.197386


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