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  1. Distance: 1.74mi
  2. Distance: 1.90mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.74mi
  2. Distance: 1.90mi
  3. Distance: 2.13mi
  4. Distance: 2.17mi
  1. Distance: 1.74mi
  2. Distance: 1.90mi
  3. Distance: 2.13mi
  4. Distance: 2.17mi

About The Sheep Heid Inn

With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Sheep Heid Inn in Edinburgh is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll t

43-45 the Causeway
Edinburgh, EH15 3QA
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, English

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - midnight
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
£26 to £40

Payment options:
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0131 661 7974

Website:
http://www.thesheepheidedinburgh.co.uk/

Additional:
Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Wine

The Sheep Heid Inn Ratings and Reviews

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3
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1

3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.6

Service

3.7

Ambience

3.8

Value

3.6

69% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Romance (2)
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High Tea (1)
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Food2
Ambience1
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

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...

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Angus)·Dined on 13 October 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

We all really enjoyed our family meal here.
Staff were friendly & the food excellent

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 August 2017

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

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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Arrived on time for our early dinner booking to be told they did not have our reservation.I thought no problem reserved over open table had off course the proof of the pudding with a confirmation E-mail.Showed it to him only to be told no we don't have it !its Saturday Eve. Not easy to get another table without going into Edin. City centre which we really did not want to do .
We suggested that as he could read our e-mail he should honour us a table ,he said he would organise a table in the bar but this just was not suitable as it is a cramped dark bar and not what we wanted for a Saturday evening.
Read some other reviews and mention of this same problem has occurred also the long wait on food .
We have been here before and know this problem but as we are not robots this can happen .After this problem we were speechless and could not believe what happened. This time we will not return and we are no local so it's not a one of visit .

Tags: Comfort Food
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Amazed to read some recent "less than average" reviews about what is one of Edinburgh's best traditional pubs. Excellent food, polite and friendly staff and a fabulous atmosphere.
The fact that you need to book a table in advance for a pub in Duddingston (rather than the City Centre) is telling....
Ian

Tags: Late-night Find
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Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 8 June 2017

My friend and I visited here for dinner and a catch up. My friend ordered chicken with sweet potato fries but they brought normal fries accidentally. This wasn't rectified until we had almost finished our meal and we were charged for all the fries. Disappointing considering the prices. I didn't enjoy the taste of the fish cakes but I am aware that is just personal preference. With so much choice in Edinburgh I wouldn't return here.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 2 June 2017

This outstanding gastro pub, excellent food, good service, great drinks never fails to deliver. The table was perfect, the main was delicious and the chocolate bomb dessert was both theatrical and delicious. I just wish I lived closer, I'd be here every week. A country pub only 2 miles from the city center.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Visiting from Canada... 12 GPB cab from New Town was worth it. It was a great part of our Edinburgh experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 5 May 2017

We had fish and chips which was nothing out of the ordinary.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Great food, service & atmosphere! Very cozy place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food2
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Zero hospitality, same as a chain hotel really. Service was very poor,
Almost non-existent. Would NOT recommend this place.

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Food1
Ambience2
Service4
Value1

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Very disappointing. Had looked forward to going to the Sheep's Heid for ages. Decided to go with visiting friends. Our starter was really quite inedible. Pizzette with rocket but came with no rocket and was undercooked and soggy. Dough balls that were undercooked, solid and really inedible too. My main of steak, mushroom and ale pie had a solid pastry case, 2 pieces of steak, one mushroom and a lot of gravy. Had complained about dough balls but did not keep complaining as visiting friends were paying as a treat. Waiter said we didn't need to pay for dough balls but they were on our bill till we challenged it. I do have to say that the staff were very nice but nothing they could say or do could make up for the very poor quality food. Very disappointed. Would not recommend and will not be back.

Tags: Casual
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