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The Sheep Heid

43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh, EH15 3QA +44 8446938523

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  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
  • The Sheep Heid - Edinburgh
Average
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday to Saturday: 11:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 23:00

Great & authentic place, very nice food & service

Nicolas 06 November 2017
from Edinburgh

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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.

The Sheep Heid

43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh, EH15 3QA

Contact +44 1316617974
Reservations +44 8446938523
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4.1 ((((* (based on 52 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (29)
  • dinner (27)
  • child friendly (13)
  • romantic (13)
  • value (12)
  • private dining (6)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 2 January 2018 by Baa from Edinburgh

    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.

  • ((((* 27 November 2017 by Clive from Kelso

    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!!

  • ((((( 6 November 2017 by Nicolas from Edinburgh

    Great & authentic place, very nice food & service

  • ((((* 25 August 2017 by John from Fife

    Good food. The Lia fail shandy was first rate.

  • ((((( 7 August 2017 by Nina from Edinburgh

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

  • ((((* 27 July 2017 by William from Edinburgh

    The family enjoyed there food

  • (**** 11 July 2017 by Alexandra from Edinburgh

    The service was extremely slow and very rude. We arrived 12:05 where we were only 2 tables at the time,was celebrating my husband's birthday. They took 14 minutes to deliver our drinks and forgot our starters and the manager deliver our mains 25 minutes after ordering , and just turn around angry with our mains and walked off!No apology offered we even felt guilty as well asking for our starters . The girl who took out order only checked back 5' after we finish our startes. We order more drinks and desserts only by calling over the staff . My main was lamb roast and was likely warm and the Yorkshire pudding was dry as a wood I didn't wanna complain not to ruin my husband's birthday.
    When I order the dessert politely asked for cadle , she deliver two espressos that were bitter and had no cream on top. Then she slam the dessert and walked away ! I thought she was not suitable for customer service, she couldn't interact or make us feel welcome, when I asked for the bill she brought and returned for payment , but didn't bring my change until I've asked some male staff, who was asking to point who picked up the money. I felt very disappointed from the whole experience. I have been at the past weekdays for lunch and group parties , but I've never experienced that negativity before.

  • ((((* 6 July 2017 by John from Kirkcaldy

    Kirkcaldy

  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Amanda from Edinburgh

    Great tomato salad with halloumi. Quaint atmosphere in a lovely location with good service

  • ((((* 29 May 2017 by Ali85 from Edinburgh

    I took my family here when they came for a visit. This place is lovely and is really fun for relaxing and playing skittles. The bar staff were really friendly and accommodating. However, we were a little but disappointed with the food. Firstly, my table ordered two beef pies but the waitress brought chicken and thought that by just saying they were beef pies that would magically transform them in to beef. We brought this to the attention of another waiter who blamed the chef for the mistake. Also, the quality if the rest of the food was just not that great. A shame as the place is really nice and I have had good meals there before.

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