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Arrived to be told that many items on the menu were unavailable. Food came but 3 out of the 4 dishes were cold. Took the 3 meals away. Waited about half an hour for fresh food to be brought out. Obviously unable to cope with...More
Beyond disappointing. How this place is in the The Times top 50 pubs in the UK is beyond me. Probably the writer is mates with the owner or has shares in the place. We were REALLY looking forward to this meal. We left so angry...More
Having previously stayed in the vicinity of the Sheep Heid I used to frequent this hostelry from time to time, however having moved to the other side of the City I had not been for a few years.
Unfortunately my experience on Boxing Day was...More
What can I say other than the food was disgusting. I got the chicken and leak pie. The chicken was still frozen, the food was over salted, my nephew's steak was the worst he had ever had. Service was slow and the pub was not...More
Such a beautiful pub in such a lovely location but so disappointing. The food is okay but not great. They overbooked their restaurant so rang and asked me to arrive early which we did. Then they sort of ignored us. The bar staff are lack...More
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Also Known As
The Sheep Heid Inn Edinburgh, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.