Sandy Bells is a MUST when visitors come to stay. I always take them there for a few whiskies to round off the night. Always sure of a warm welcome by staff and locals. It is a bonus when the fiddlers are jamming together - craic is good!
Sandy Bells is a small pub and the musicians play in the small room in the back. They play trad, the traditional music. What is unusual about this pub is that the music goes from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. One group leaves and another one starts. We heard some very good music and really enjoyed ourselves. We can't comment... 更多
Went there on a Saturday night around 7:30. The music is in the back room so if music is what you are looking for scope out a seat there. Mind you, there are signs on the tables that will tell you if seating is for musicians only. At 7:30 there was a guitar and a fiddle playing quality tunes. By... 更多
While other places may have better one-off folk events, for some guaranteed almost 7 nights a week folk tunes and a pint in a proper pub, you can't go far wrong with Sandy Bells. I used to go here all the time before responsibility caught up with me, but still drop in on a Friday or Saturday night when we're... 更多
This is one of the three pubs in Edinburgh that I was told to check out for traditional music. I was there on a Wednesday, the bar wasn't quite packed shoulder-to-shoulder, but it was still quite busy. The music was first rate, certainly equal to any session I've been to in NYC, Boston or Chicago.
After hearing music at the Royal Oak, the musicians sent us here. We returned the next night ans if we had even one day in Edinburgh would have been there again. This was a great way to round out our experience in Edinburgh. They serve food but the bar was so crowded we opted to eat across the street. This... 更多
I almost hate to tell you all about this place, but many of you know already. I love this pub. Small, often crowded but you get a real pub experience here. I love talking to the locals, but mostly I end up talking to English people on holiday. They are good fun as well. Great food here and you just... 更多