47–49 Deanhaugh Street, Edinburgh, EH4 1LR
  • Telephone 0131 343 1735
  • Opening times Mon–Wed noon–midnight; Thu/Fri noon–1am; Sat 11–1am; Sun 11am–midnight
  • Seasonal times Hogmanay only.
  • Bar open Mon–Wed noon–midnight; Thu/Fri noon–1am; Sat 11am–1am; Sun 11am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat/Sun 11am–10pm.
  • Average price £8.50 (set lunch); £17 (evening meal)
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  • Website www.hectorsstockbridge.co.uk
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A well-established staple of the Stockbridge pub scene, the near twenty-five-year-old Hector's bears traces of the style-bar fashion which dominated in its earlier years, without feeling tired or stale. It stretches over a reasonably sized area, with the back room feeling cosy and bustling and the front bar affording a good view onto the streetlights of Raeburn Place through curved, floor-to-ceiling feature windows. Offering a little something for everyone without spreading itself thin, it boasts a decent selection of wines, vodkas and gins, with three guest ales sitting alongside the permanent Deuchars IPA. There’s a pub quiz every Sunday, a very reasonable two and three course fixed-price menu and a good selection of budget sandwiches served with chips, while a fuller daily menu mixes its influences, from Gloucester old spot sausage and mash to southern fried chicken and fries or a wild mushroom gnocchi. Saturday’s extensive brunch menu (served until 4pm) is a local favourite.

  • High point: Good Saturday brunch
  • Low point: Not a lot of vegetarian options
  • Notable dish: Pork and chorizo burger with fries.
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 100
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 1990
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £15.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Stockbridge, Edinburgh

16 Nov 2011

A guide to the village-like Edinburgh suburb

What’s it like? Architecturally lovely and quite picturesque, the area is still pretty bohemian despite the influx of more affluent shops in recent years. Where’s it, like? To the north of the city, between the New Town and Inverleith. It’s about…