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## From 9 August 2021 most COVID restrictions are removed.
Likely to be operating more or less normally as before COVID with customers allowed to stand again. However, track and trace details must still be collected and face coverings worn unless seated or stood eating, drinking or dancing. Some additional restrictions may continue in the interests of staff & customer safety. ##

Reopened. No advance bookings as only 6 tables can be used and no-shows are an industry problem. 2hr slots only. Open Sun 1230-midnight; Mon-Sat 12-Midnight.

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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 premier place for 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 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 gins. Nice 'Forrest Hlll Bar' ghost signs.

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--
  • 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 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
  • <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
  • Additional Services
  • 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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