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Sandy Bell's

25 Forrest Road

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 1.00 am
TuesdayNoon - 1.00 am
WednesdayNoon - 1.00 am
ThursdayNoon - 1.00 am
FridayNoon - 1.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 1.00 am
Sunday12.30 pm - Midnight

About the Pub

Sandy Bell's is the premier place for free live folk music in Edinburgh every evening and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (daily in August). Bring along an instrument and join in! An arch, the gantry, bar counter and wall panelling are in dark wood, in marked contrast to the atmosphere which is far from gloomy. In addition to five real ales, there is an impressive range of malt whiskies and gins. The lunchtime pies are excellent. Nice "ghost signs" of the pubs previous name, Forrest Hill Bar, have been revealed on the outside.

Children are not admitted.

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

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

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Ferry --varies--
  • Orkney --varies--
  • Stewart --varies--

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  • 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 all week and 6pm Mon-Thu; 4pm Sat & 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
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

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

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Nearby Station (770m)


Nearby Metro (850m)

Princes Street


0.5m S of centre

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Sandy Bell's - Edinburgh

Sandy Bell's

25 Forrest Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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