The Sheep Heid

(56 Reviews)
43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 3QA
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Main course: £8
Food spend: £15

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Edinburgh’s oldest surviving watering hole, The Sheep Heid, is a restored village pub & restaurant which is said to have been a favourite among monarchs & poets in the past. With a beer garden offering al fresco dining in warm weather, and rustic interiors including high-backed leather armchairs by crackling log-fires, this gastro pub serves a seasonal menu of uncomplicated British food.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Sheep Heid Inn menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Sheep Heid cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Sheep Heid in Edinburgh is a 7-minute drive from Brunstane Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Sheep Heid
(based on 56 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (30)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (32)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (15)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (14)
  • views (4)
  • By Ian B from Edinburgh
    24 August 2019

    Very pleasant evening in the Sheep’s Heid. All good although restaurant had sold out of our top two choices of main.

  • By Ian S from Edinburgh
    21 July 2019

    Great atmosphere, great food and great service

  • By Irene G from Edinburgh
    6 April 2019

    Renovation is wonderful, food was lovely, great choice, suitable for all palettes. Service was great. I will definitely recommend and come back.

  • By James M from Edinburgh
    2 September 2018

    meal enjoyable ,service was good and relaxing place to eat ,

  • By Baa L from Edinburgh
    27 December 2017

    The Sheep Heid was hopeless. Despite booking, on arrival we were told that we could not be offered food for > 1 hr after our booked time as a large party were being fed upstairs. We returned home with no food. There was no apology or proper explanation.

  • By Clive I from Kelso
    26 November 2017

    Excellent Sunday roast lunch. Wide choice on menu and very reasonably priced. Service reasonable. Lovely old pub decor small rooms low ceilings. Can recommend apple and blackberry crumble with custard!!

  • By Nicolas M from Edinburgh
    5 November 2017

    Great & authentic place, very nice food & service

  • By John M from Fife
    24 August 2017

    Good food. The Lia fail shandy was first rate.

  • By Nina M from Edinburgh
    5 August 2017

    Wonderful restaurant, really comfortable, great food and very pleasant staff

  • By William C from Edinburgh
    26 July 2017

    The family enjoyed there food

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The Sheep Heid
43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 3QA