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The Beehive, Edinburgh - pub details

Address: 18-20, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2JU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5624) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Edinburgh Waverley (0.4 miles), Edinburgh Haymarket (0.9 miles), Slateford (2.6 miles)

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The Beehive was the next stop on my crawl of Edinburgh. It was better than I had expected and sounds as if it has improved from previous reviews. Ales were Wells Bombardier & Bombardier Burning Gold, Houston Slainte, Cairngorm Buzz & An Teallach Ale. They also had Millwhites Apples & Pears - not my favourite cider (or rather pyder), but still nice to see in Scotland. I was starting to fade a bit by now. So I don't remember too much more, other than the fact that it was reasonably friendly and quite busy.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jul 2015 21:00
Appears to be a chain pub and as such has a corporate rather than an individual personality. Beer and service were OK but food a bit iffy. On the positive side the portions were generous and what we got tasted fine but it seems that when busy the chef loses it. For example my fish and chips arrived without some of the advertised items and my wife's veg was virtually raw. There are better pubs within yards.
REVERENDBAZ - 21 Apr 2011 09:06
Bafflingly rude service here last night.

Things didn't start well when one of us got asked for ID, despite obviously being in their mid-30s. Come drinking up time (at 12?), the bar manager starting physically grabbing drinks out of people's hands (I kid you not) and spilling wine over people as a result. Someone next to us had a full pint they'd just bought taken away, cos they "wouldn't be able to drink it in the next two minutes" (though clearly that didn't stop the bar staff from serving it).

To be fair, the rest of the staff were friendly & efficient, it all came down to the bar manager who seemed like she was just trying to be as rude and confrontational as she possible could. Never going back here.

partha - 21 May 2010 21:02
This place used to be packed out with people drinking and dancing at the weekends now its sold its soul for the tourist dollar its a totally unremarkable pub .

It does have a nice beergarden out the back though for those festival nights ,but much better places to go even in the grassmarket
beersteer - 20 Jan 2010 18:21
Total rubbish - avoid
awooga - 26 Nov 2009 12:31

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