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The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

20 Grassmarket
Edinburgh
EH1 2JU
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of The Beehive Inn (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Quinno _ left this review about The Beehive Inn

Quite a characterful Taylor Walker outlet in Grassmarket. Three rooms (separate old buildings knocked through?) with a central bar, so actually quite a large pub. Tasteful combos of gold and black wallpaper / red and gold stag head wallpaper along with some exposed stone walls. Nice ceiling roses spotted by Mrs Quinno. Fell apart somewhat at the bar; four ales on - two GK (why?), Borders Festive Foxy (decent) and Houston Peters Well (end of barrel) plus Thistly Cross cider. Lazy bar skills, a Yank tourist wanted a proper British ale and got pointed to GK London Glory rather than the Scottish stuff! Taylor Walker prices, possibly the most expensive beers I purchased in Edinburgh. Apparently has a garden area with castle views but was too cold and wet to go exploring. One visit was enough for me, I think. 6.5

On 25th January 2016 - rating: 6
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Peter Rydings left this review about Beehive Inn

Very nice big pub spotlessly clean had a good hour sat outside in the sun watching the world go by Had a couple of pints of Euston Blonde 5% could have sat there all day but had to move on its another must when you're down the Grassmarket

On 13th August 2014 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about Beehive Inn

I quite liked this one on the Grassmarket. Its another quite big pub that takes up three former houses and operates on two floors, with the ground floor bar and then an upstairs restaurant.
Now all one connected space internally but in several defined areas so that it gives you the feel of a multi roomed pub. As you enter the main bar area is to the right, and then an equally large seating/dining area is off to the left. Quite a pleasant traditional decor with plenty of wood panels and screens.
There is a decent beer garden at the rear of the pub, which has a raised decked area and provides dramatic views of Edinburgh Castle. But as there was a lot of festival activites going on in the Grassmarket we chose the pavement tables out front .
One reason I liked this pub was because it was clearly aimed at the food and beer market and focussed on drinkers and diners in preference to the shot devouring Stag and hen parties. And another was the interesting beer policy.
Although clearly owned by a large chain (which I can now see is Taylor Walker from below) the five ale pumps were all dispensing brews from the Houston Brewing Company and over my stay I tried their Blonde Bombshell, Peters well, , Slainte and Tartan Terror. I am not sure if this is a permanent policy or I just struck lucky, but it was refreshing to go in a Grassmarket pub and not see Deuchars IPA or Belhavens..

On 3rd August 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Edinburgh, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.66 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh
13th Apr 2018, 08:26
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13th Apr 2018, 08:26
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 13 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - Midnight
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - 1am
Saturday11am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: August 31st 2016
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