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The Sheep Heid Inn

43-45 The Causeway, Duddingston, EDINBURGH, EH15 3QA

There's so much history associated with Edinburgh's, and possibly Scotland's, oldest surviving pub - it was established in 1360 - that it could do with its own guidebook. The name itself is a matter of conjecture, but it probably stems from King James VI of Scotland's gift of a ram's head snuff box in 1580. Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, from the foot of the Ochil Hills, and Caledonian Deuchars IPA occupy the real ale pumps, while food ranges from light meals and tapas-style sharers to modern British classics. The 'From the Sea' section of the menu offers smoked loin of cod; and beer-battered haddock; 'From the Land' suggests marinated sticky chicken with lemon, honey and chilli sauce; pulled beef and bacon pie with orange- and cardamom-infused carrots; and 'From the Garden' lists crispy potato, squash, olive and truffle cake. The inn is also home to Scotland's oldest skittle alley.

Further information

Tel: 0131 661 7974
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted


All day all week
11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-mdnt Sun 12-11)


Children welcome.
Coach parties catered.



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A1 from city centre towards Musselburgh, at lights into Duddingston Road West, 4th right or 5th right into The Causeway

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