Definitely try to get a table on the ground floor- the upstairs dining room is lacking character and could be in any IBIS hotel restaurant. I expected the food to be much better given its reputation as a solid village pub . Our Sunday roast on the small side and was completely missing honey-glazed carrots and parsnips. Service was friendly. Drinks were a bit on the pricey side.
This place is trading on its old name. Staff non existent at times who seemed to disappear from time to time. I waited five minutes at a bar before a member of staff turned up. The food was mediocre and we were sat in a corner that was so dark I could hardly see that I was eating. We left without deserts or coffees. Old tired toilets too. Not in a great hurry to go back and such s shame because if it was run correctly it could be a gem.
We have been dropping in to this pub for years and love it. It's got incredibly busy recently so it's best to book whereas we used to just drop in. They managed how busy they were really well but it did make the time for our food to arrive slightly longer.
I’ve eaten at the sheeps Heidi several times and always enjoyed it. However, this time was a huge disappointment. Firstly our online booking wasn’t showing on their system despite me having a confirmation. Luckily they were able to accommodate us after some confusion. There was a long delay for service and the meals when they arrived were all cold. None of the plates were heated and the drinks we had ordered had to be requested several times. This meant that half the meal was eaten before the wine arrived. The food itself was adequate. Disappointing.
What a disappointment! This was our Favourite Pub since the 1960s but it has really gone downhill. Poor Service by bored, inattentive, badly spoken staff, uncooked food. We used to enjoy an excellent Xmas meal here every year but we won't be back.Judging by the empty tables others have deserted what was once among the bestPubs in Edinburgh. Pity
Unfortunately this was my worst experience of The Sheep Heid Inn to date. The place was pretty empty and cold when we entered. The table felt like we were part of a corridor (people passing to the skittles and kept knocking the wine holder) - i did ask to move but was told that they were fully booked however by the time we left the dining room it was still over half empty. However they did locate a heater to help with the cold. The food was ok, the scallops we had were lovely the rest was average. Hoping that the booking I have over Christmas is more enjoyable...
A great place to visit when visiting Edinburgh. We’ve taken friends from overseas there, and love its character. As well as the excellent & varied menu; will require many more trips for us to eat our way through it. Shame!
We all really enjoyed our family meal here.
Staff were friendly & the food excellent
A quaint pub retaurant is said to be the oldest in Scotland. The servce as good especially considerin a table of 20 next to us! The meal was well prepared. We had the duck parfait as starter, the sea bass and the lobster cake as mains. They were excellent and worth a rating of 5.
However the restaurant is not within walking distance and no service by bus. It took 45 min to get a taxi and then because some other patrons arrived. The taxi called by the restaurant never came. I am not sure that the restaurant is worth the effort despite the other positives
Cosy Gastropub with good staples on the menu. Nothing wildly exciting, but what there was was dependable and very acceptable. The car park is quite small so if this is full accessibility might be an issue for anybody with mobility problems.