Sandy Bell's25 Forrest Road
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Sandy Bell's is the premier place for free live folk music in Edinburgh every evening and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (daily in August). Bring along an instrument and join in! An arch, the gantry, bar counter and wall panelling are in dark wood, in marked contrast to the atmosphere which is far from gloomy. In addition to five real ales, there is an impressive range of malt whiskies and gins. The lunchtime pies are excellent. Nice "ghost signs" of the pubs previous name, Forrest Hill Bar, have been revealed on the outside. Children are not admitted.