Salt Horse Beer Shop & Bar

Salt Horse Beer Shop & Bar
57–61 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB
  • Telephone 0131 558 8304
  • Opening times Shop: Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12:30–10pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12:30pm–midnight.
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A beer bar turned bottle shop that holds its own as a cask ale heavyweight in the city.

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Half bottle shop, half bar, Salt Horse is a lively new addition to the ever-expanding craft beer scene in Edinburgh. With 12 keg lines of foreign and domestic beer it's a great place for fans of barley and hops – although sometimes the choice can be a little overwhelming (try checking the blackboard for the picks of the day if that sounds like you). Wine and spirit drinkers have a small but high-quality selection to choose from. If you’re after a bite with your booze there is a small, unfussy menu courtesy of BBQ specialist Jones & Son, which includes bar favourites such as pulled pork, spicy wings and burgers. If you want to escape the busy Royal Mile with a stylish city centre drink, this Blackfriars beer haven is well worth adding to your little black book.

  • High point: Cosy, casual atmosphere
  • Low point: Possibly too much beer choice!
  • Notable dish: Buffalo wings
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Casual indie and enjoyable folk
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10