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The Cowshed

20 North Bridge | The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 556 5565
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Got barred for no reason by security from another venue after 5 minutes

I went in with some friends to watch some live music, then a security guard from the club next door... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joshua T
Great Venue, shame it's expensive

My husband and his band mate were playing an acoustic gig here during the festival. I went along... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible11%
8 Sep 2016
“Great Venue, shame it's expensive”
23 Aug 2016
“Fun but expensive ”
20 North Bridge | The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 556 5565
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went in with some friends to watch some live music, then a security guard from the club next door (bar bados) decided to ban me for no reason, WHICH HE HAD NO RIGHT TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!! I hadn't done anything to...More

Thank Joshua T
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and his band mate were playing an acoustic gig here during the festival. I went along to cheer them on. The setting of this place is quite unique, basically it is a pop up venue. The woman on before my husband and the...More

Thank Princess_Pretty
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fun venue. Relaxed and lots of live music by some brilliant bands. The drinks are very expensive, £4 a shot etc etc. Lack of alcohol choice. Bouncers are over the top. Won't let you take your drink outside even if it's just to smoke. Not...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Sparse, distinctive and fun. Hay bales to sit on and WCs directly off the main space. I visited the Cowshed a few times, but in fact I wasn't a customer, I was performing with a vocal group there. The gigs were good: the audiences were...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Comedy was excellent but the venue was dark, sticky and super expensive. Small can of punk IPA was £5!!!

Thank paulacooper
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

So expensive for what it is. £4.50 pint of tenants in a plastic cup. Quirky layout good for live music. Toilets are in the main room with holes in the doors. Not pleasant.

Thank E M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Pop by here and get the feeling as if you have just entered a young farmers dance, or avoid it if that puts you off. The cowshed was pretty good, big screen for the football and a casual approach to having a drink ... nothing...More

Thank JustAFella
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stumbled into the Cowshed on our way home, and ended up staying until the musicians ended. The toilets were a bit dodgy, and I'm not sure I'll be converted to hay-bale seating any time soon... but the drinks were cheap and the live bands...More

Thank _missmackay
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I spent a lovely evening listening to great live music! Impressive performances I would like too see more often. Beer was good and the atmosphere was cosy

Thank irina a
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Popped in at the end of the evening, music was great, enjoyed our drink and had a bash at hanging from the bar. The place was full, but still room to move about and made a change from other places to visit. £4 for a...More

Thank Bobjenco
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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