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 Sandy Bells Bar, Meadows, Edinburgh

 

Sandy Bells Bar
25 Forrest Rd
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH1 2QH

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 0131 225 1156
or :0131 225 2751
See Map
http://www.sandybellsedinburgh.co.uk/

Features
Town/City Pubs * Student Pubs

About the Pub
  This has been a foremost folk music venue as long as I can remember. Though only a small bar, Sandy Bell's is a very popular music venue; with close proximity to the university, it has a large student clientele along with the regulars. No food is on offer here, but the attraction of music nights more than makes up for that. Be prepared to climb over 'bodies' to partake of the restrooms when there is a big session on!
Linda - Aug 2002
 
Whats on Guide
December 2017
Monday 4th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 5th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 6th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 7th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 11th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 12th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 13th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 14th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 18th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 19th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 20th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 21st
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 25th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 26th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 27th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 28th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
January 2018
Monday 1st
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 2nd
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 3rd
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 4th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 8th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 9th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 10th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 11th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 15th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 16th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 17th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 18th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 22nd
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 23rd
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 24th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Thursday 25th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Monday 29th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Tuesday 30th
Folk Night (9:00pm)
Wednesday 31st
Folk Night (9:00pm)
See what our visitors say
 
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Anonymous
recommended
Highly recommended I went back 5 times on my holiday in Edinburgh
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Jill Manners
Totally Gone Downhill
I hate to say it, but I will not be back either. The druggie staff seem to have no regard whatsoever for the customers.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Mark Inch
Won't Be Back!
I was reminded of the old joke what do you find under a ponytail? Answer: A horse's ass. on a visit to Sandy Bell's yesterday. I've been in and out of this bar for nearly 40 years, but after yesterday, I won't be back. I ordered a pint of IPA and a wine, £5.50 handed over a £20 note and got £4.50 change. I immediately queried this and was treated like I was an idiot. I was accused of only handing over a £10 note, 'cos there's only one in the till an it wasn't there 5 minutes ago. The guy sitting next to me had just paid for his drink with a £10 note he later told me and the barmaid. Then I had to wait 10 minutes whist the barman checked the tills. After all that I was grudgingly handed 2 £5 notes with a mumbled, that's never happened before. All I can say is Nice Try Mate but pick on some less awake next time. I won't be back under your stewardship!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

TC
Lost its charm
Sadly have to agree that Bells has lost its charm. Not as welcoming or friendly as before. Musicians seemed to be playing by the numbers. Bring back Charlie!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Fred
Lost its charm
One for the tourists these days, locals not made to feel welcome anymore, pints are fine though
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Rimma
My Love
I love Sandy Bells, I remember it very often.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Diane Taylor
Brilliant music pub
Excellent! Wonderful ambience. The main musicians that I saw were 4 fiddlers, a guitarist, a bodhran player and a whistle and clarinet player. I asked if I could join them and played on my couple of egg shakers.

It was very crowded! Do like I did and get there by 8.30 or you'll find yourself standing all evening.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

elainemarie
Great for tourists and locals
A great bar - I have taken numerous visitors from overseas (some of whom rarely,if ever, venture into bars). they all have loved the bar, the locals and of course the music. This is a must for visitors and locals.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Oskar Fidjestøl
Best pub in the world!
I have been in a few, and this was very special to me. The atmosphere is unique. To be called by my first name the third time I entered the pub, and also be invited to play along with some very fine musicians... It's really special. Although I didn't dare to play, I really enjoyed the offer and the occasionally wonderful music. It made my trip to Scotland. Michael is a good guy, may Sandy Bells prevail as a true part of Scottish culture in a rather touristic city. People and music gives a lot more to a tourist than a buying a red wig and a lousy bagpipe for five pounds. Thanks!
Friday, November 11, 2005
Rating: rosettes

 
 
Contact us
 

Sandy Bells Bar
25 Forrest Rd
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH1 2QH

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 0131 225 1156
or :0131 225 2751
See Map
http://www.sandybellsedinburgh.co.uk/

 



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