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The Sheep Heid

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

((((* British
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
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 tomato salad with halloumi. Quaint atmosphere in a lovely location with good service

Amanda Yeomans 10 June 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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4.2 ((((* (based on 46 reviews)
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  • dinner (25)
  • lunch (25)
  • child friendly (13)
  • romantic (13)
  • value (10)
  • private dining (5)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
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  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 11 July 2017 by Alexandra Duran 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 Mcarthur from Kirkcaldy


  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Amanda Yeomans 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.

  • ((((* 10 May 2017 by Elizabeth from Edinburgh

    Staff were very nice. Enjoyed camembert sharing starter. The chicken burger was excellent. Steak was very tasty. Would go again.

  • (((** 1 May 2017 by Tamsin Scott from Edinburgh

    Service was a little slow, however very friendly. We felt we arrived after a very busy lunch service and the staff appeared "frazzled" to say the least.
    We booked on for the Sunday roast however when we arrived we were told there was no roast left.
    I have dined here before and although I enjoyed both meals I would say the food is very average. The establishment is cozy, and our nearest pub, I probably wouldn't got out my way to dine here. Nice place for a nice pint after a dog walk and not much more.

  • (((** 8 April 2017 by Sam H from London

    Cosy traditional pub on the far side of Arthur's Seat. Decent beer selection, delicious starters, mains (roast) decent but let down by shockingly bad (uncooked in the middle) roast potatoes, and no discount offered after drawing this to staff's attention. A shame this tarnished an otherwise positive Sunday lunch :(

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Alister Combe from Edinburgh

    Friendly staff & efficient service. Varied menu & reasonable prices. Good atmosphere & comfortable surroundings.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Derek B from Edinburgh

    Very good food, good variety of food aailable and catered well for children.

  • ((((( 7 March 2017 by Ian Wilkinson from Edinburgh

    Excellent meal. Polite and helpful staff. One of the best pubs in Edinburgh.

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