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Sandy Bell's

25 Forrest Road

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 1.00 am
TuesdayMidday - 1.00 am
WednesdayMidday - 1.00 am
ThursdayMidday - 1.00 am
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
Sunday12.30 pm - Midnight

About the Pub

Sandy Bell's is THE place to hear free live folk music in Edinburgh every evening and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Bring along an instrument and join in! An arch, the gantry bar counter and wall panelling are all in dark wood, in marked contrast to the atmosphere which is far from gloomy. The lunchtime pies are excellent and, in addition to five real ales, there is an impressive range of malt whiskies and craft gins.

Children are not admitted.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Caledonian Deuchars IPA
  • Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted
  • Inveralmond Ossian
  • Orkney Dark Island

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Harviestoun --varies--
  • S43 --varies--
  • Stewart --varies--

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Sandy Bell's, Edinburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Bowl & biscuits provided.

  • Events Events

    Daily sessions during festival in August.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Chess, draughts, backgammon.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    9pm Mon-Sat; 2pm Sat & Sun; 8pm Sun.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • WiFi Wifi


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Sandy Bell's

25 Forrest Road

Sat Nav Reference

55.946068, -3.19128


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

Lothian Buses: Various (Other stops 100m and 130m )

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Nearby Station (772m)

Edinburgh Waverley


0.5m S of centre

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