Where to go for a drink in Stockbridge


Away from Edinburgh city centre, you will find an alternative list of places to go for a drink in Stockbridge. If it’s a cocktail bar, traditional British pub or somewhere for that Sunday roast, then the suburb of Stockbridge has it covered.

Bailie Bar

With live music every Friday, the big sporting events televised throughout the week and a good selection of pub food what more could you ask for.

The Raeburn

With the Raeburn Hotel next door, the pub brings locals and traveller together with a variety of live music. There’s a good selection of ale, while the décor is stripped back to a traditional British boozer.

Stockbridge Tap

Another public house that hasn’t changed with modern traditions is the Stockbridge Tap. Situated on a busy street corner, drop in for a beer and some great food. Burgers, fish and chips, with a Sunday roast that comes with all the trimmings.

Scran & Scallie

Co-owned by Michelin Star chef Tom Kitchin, who also runs one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious restaurants at the Kitchin. As for the Scran & Scallie expect only the best in gastro-pub food, made with high quality ingredients.

Bon Vivant

There are two venues owned by Bon Vivant in Edinburgh, one in New Town and this one in the heart of Stockbridge. Serving food all day, the brunch menu appeals to those venturing out early. In the evening try one of their cocktails, or crack open a bottle of wine.

Hamilton’s Bar and Kitchen

You will feel relaxed sat in the welcoming leather sofas at Hamilton’s sipping a well-deserved lunchtime pint. In the evening try something from the sophisticated gastro-pub menu, which includes locally caught lobster.

Maison Hector

The interior is made up of a concoction of stools, high chairs and cushions, while the big open windows make it feel spacious and full of day light. Serving pub grub, with good beer to wash it down with.

Last Word Saloon

If you like your cocktails then the Last Word Saloon is a great little find. It may be a cocktail bar, but has more of a pub feel than some of the more modern places. They have a whisky of the week too, with a revolving guest bottle.

Antiquary Bar

Named after “The Antiquary” by writer Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish author, the Antiquary Bar attracts more than just book lovers. One of Scotland’s most famous exports, what better place to raise a glass to the great man.

The Orchard

Close to the beautiful and popular Botanic Gardens, the Orchard is a perfect place to stop off for an afternoon drink.

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