The Old Bell Inn

"Your Legendary Southside Local"

A traditional pub in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Southside, featuring the very best cask conditioned ales from craft brewers all over Scotland, all major sporting events on large screens, and traditional pub grub freshly prepared by the chefs from the New Bell Restaurant upstairs.

Calton Gold - Edinburgh Draught

Clark Bennett at The New Bell

We're very happy to welcome Clark Bennett, the new head chef and driving force behind the New Bell Restaurant. Clark's hit the ground running, with not only a new bar menu and ever changing restaurant menu, but also a rather fantastic sounding six course celebration for Valentine's Day. We're now taking bookings for all three and hope to see you very soon!

Sunday Carvery

3 courses, £10, no washing up. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

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Don't let the "Inn" bit in our name fool you - we don't have any rooms to let. We can, however, highly recommend the gorgeous Teviotdale House, just around the corner.


Guest Ales

Caledonian - Deuchars IPA

The Edinburgh classic! Light, crisp, hoppy and perfectly balanced.


Youngs - Winter Warmer

100% malt brew, with Maris Otter and Crystal malt combining Fuggle and Golding hops. Young’s unique cane sugar mix is added to the copper during the brewing process.


Scottish Borders - Wild Harvest

Brewed with Sea Buckthorn which creates an intensely fruity, distinctive and very approachable flavour profile. Malty sweetness and floral hops are off-set by the tart fruit flavours to create a rounded and very easy-drinking pint.


Williams Bros - Birds and Bees

This bright, golden ale is a blend of pale malt, cascade and bobek hops with a late infusion of fresh elderflowers and lemon zest. Fruity, aromatic and deliciously refreshing.


Kelburn - Misty Law

A dry hoppy amber ale with a long-lasting bitter finish.


Stewarts - Edinburgh No3

A full bodied, smooth, cask conditioned ale, with an intense colour, rich malty taste and clean finish. Brewed using soft Scottish water, four types of malt, subtly balanced using only a small amount of the finest fresh hop cones.


Hadrian and Borders - Tyneside Blonde

A pale coloured thirst-quencher, using maris otter malt, wheat malt and an abundance of bittering and aromatic hops.


Old Bell News

Hogmanay & Burns Night

The New Bell will be serving special celebratory menus on Hogmanay and Burns Night - join us for traditional Scottish produce with an Italian twist!
Full details and booking information can be found here.

Live Music - Every Saturday!

Following the resounding success of our live music night a couple of weeks ago we've decided to make it a regular fixture! Led by Darren Hendrie and Friends it features classic tunes from the pros, and also an open mic element to give anybody who wants to a chance to show their talents off.
Every Saturday night from 8pm, and includes a free buffet!

Live Music Night!

Join us on Saturday the 2nd of November for a big night of live music - we'll have two live local acts, a free buffet and we'll be rounding the evening off with karaoke to let our customers (and maybe even Gav) strut their funky stuff!

It's all entirely free, just pop down, lubricate your vocal cords and let rip.

(Regarding the picture, that's a bedwarmer, not a banjo. But you get the idea.)

Drink Of The Month - The New Red Bull Range

Everybody knows Red Bull, they've taken the soft drinks market by storm over the last decade or so. Unusually, they're also the people behind one of the most successful F1 teams ever, Felix Baumgartner's multiple-record-breaking space dive and the exploits of many, many others, including Scottish trials rider Danny MacAskill.

Danny's "breakthrough" video started just around the corner on the ramparts of Edinburgh castle, but his latest one is something slightly different - and absolutely stunning. Stay tuned until the end for proof that he does fall off sometimes!

Win A Party with Red Bull and Why Not

Why Not Nightclub on George Street is running a competition throughout October - fancy winning a party for you and 7 mates! See their website for full details.