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Beehive Inn

££ - £££, British,
18/20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
+44 131 225 7171
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish and chips” (38 reviews)
“pies” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
18/20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
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Reviewed today

The Beehive Inn became our meeting point, we had dinner one evening and lunch on another day. It is located in the Grassmarket area of the city which is home to lots of restaurants and Bars

Thank Mpc94
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking in you step in to a classic UK pub. We sat and check out the menu then went to the bar to place our order. Started off with Cullen skinks. Very good, buttery and flavorful. Scottish egg was cooked perfectly with the yolk runny...More

Thank nhvacabadfood
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing experience! Food was unbelievable, we had traditional British food which was was beyond our expectations. We were served by two charming gents named Paul and Rory whose service was truly outstanding. Will definetly be back during our stay.

Thank BenHarper189
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The second time i have visited this place and still good. I read some reviews on here and you need to be realistic... You are in a large beautiful city in a tourist area, of course you are not going to get wetherspoons prices! But...More

Thank mgsDoncaster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only called in for a pint. The restaurant was quite busy so obviously popular. Good range of beers and lagers.

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for food. I tried the steak and ale pie and it was marvelous. Beautiful puff pastry, nicely cooked and tender beef. Really great for a winter day. Highly recommended.

Thank DomZuan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for a drink a few times during our city stay. Drinks are expensive but typical of city centre prices unless you go to somewhere like Wetherspoons. staff were friendly and the pub is nicely furnished and clean. We ate here once...More

Thank Col123-123
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped into have a beer and lite dinner. Order at the bar. Served by table number. My husband loved the salad and went back for that a second time. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank IamSamIam1
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Horrendous prices for a drink. Very much a tourist pub. Very well decorated and it was very clean. The pub did however hum of fish. Which was a little unsettling. IT was warm though for December. Would not visit again unless it was the only...More

Thank Dan E
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Great traditional style pub with real ales. Traditional no nonsense menu at a reasonable price. Will visit again when next in the area

Thank Stephen W
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
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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29 June 2017|
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Response from Daz9tt | Reviewed this property |
Agree, not accommodation just drinks and food
2 April 2017|
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Response from DANDYDON1_9 | Reviewed this property |
Answer is no. This pub serves food all day and under hygiene laws dogs are not permitted on the premises unless its a guide dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18/20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7171
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