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Sandy Bells

25 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QH, Scotland
+44 131 225 2751
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Nice experiencience for a pint and traditional scottish music

It's a marvellous place to have a pint and enjoying some traditional scottish music. I sumply love... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra G
Fabulous Time for Scottish Music

Had a lovely and warm welcome at the Sandy Bells. Convivial atmosphere and great people. Got a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia S
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25 Forrest Road, Edinburgh EH1 2QH, Scotland
Old Town
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"traditional pub"
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"scottish music"
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"malt whiskies"
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"small pub"
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"great traditional music"
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"music session"
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"folk tunes"
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"musicians play"
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"recently visited edinburgh"
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"bag pipes"
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"a wee bit"
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"tourists"
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"reels"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a marvellous place to have a pint and enjoying some traditional scottish music. I sumply love this place!

Thank Sandra G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely and warm welcome at the Sandy Bells. Convivial atmosphere and great people. Got a prime spot to sit in a nook near the musicians. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a terrific time and hope to return. It is small but lively and friendly. Good whiskey specials.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Spent an afternoon having a few drinks at the Sandy Bells. Great selection of beers, we were made to feel welcome by the barman and all the locals. Live music was an additional bonus. Pub was very busy, which is always a sign of a...More

Thank 127emyrj
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Old but very cool bar with authentic folk music, and musicians playing in the back of this tiny spot seem to step in and step out of the group - all were extremely talented. I loved the guy on the standing bass; he was so...More

Thank TomarlittleRhody
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Cute wee bar crammed full. Service was ok. Musicians are at the back in a wee nook so even when we got very close we couldn't hear them. Obviously great fun in your in the ckeak. I'd leave them to it.

1  Thank scottishfoodlover013
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great little pub with live music too. We stopped in here twice on our trip. I loved that is was dog friendly 😊

Thank Brunouno1
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Unless you're a regular I wouldn't bother. Service was atrocious and treated with contempt. Far better pubs in the area.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Not the first time we have visited when in Edinburgh for the weekend. Great pub friendly staff & customers. Music is mostly folk/Scottish great atmosphere. Fantastic selection of gins & whisky there is actually a menu as so many to choose from. You will find...More

1  Thank GlasgowAnnon
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Love this pub for traditional music! Loved the performers! Hard core musicians too. Very fun night! Drinks here were good too.

1  Thank Caroline H
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this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Response from Robert T | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I was there for the music. Great, spontaneous.
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