Edinburgh beer lovers get a new taproom as Bellfield Brewery opens its doors

Edinburgh beer lovers have a new taproom to enjoy as Bellfield Brewery opens its doors. 

Published 21st Aug 2019
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Located a short distance from the Scottish Parliament building, Bellfield Brewery taproom in Abbeyhill is set to offer visitors their award-winning beers on keg and cask, fresh from the brewery.

As well as enjoying their exciting range of brews, the gluten-free and vegan beer specialists say visitors can also book in for tours of the 2000 litre brewhouse with one of Bellfield’s two brewers and enjoy a tasting at the end.

The 130 capacity taproom and brewhouse are wheelchair accessible and the Bellfield staff stated that they also welcomes families with children and visitors with friendly dogs.

As well as the taproom, they also have an outdoor yard with beer tables and benches and occasional sightings of the Flying Scotsman and the LMS Black Five steam locomotive.

Kieran Middleton, brewer at Bellfield, pours a pint in the new taproom. Picture: Bellfield Brewery

Future plans for the site include a series of regular events – quiz nights, book clubs, film and music nights and visiting, pop-up food trucks.

Speaking about the Bellfield’s recent developments and the new taproom, managing director Alistair Brown said: “First and foremost, we aim to brew beers that taste great while also being gluten free and vegan, so everyone can enjoy them.

“Many microbreweries like ourselves – including Barney’s, Campervan and Stewarts in Edinburgh - now have tap rooms where visitors can enjoy a beer that’s super fresh, brewed on site.

“We are a short walk from the city centre, so we hope beer tourists, locals and craft beer enthusiasts will seek us out.

“Abbeyhill is fast becoming another lively Edinburgh ‘village’ with some great food and drink on offer such as our lunchtime favourite, The Safari Lounge.”

Located on Stanley Place, the taproom will be open Fridays (5-10pm), Saturdays (2pm-10pm) and Sundays (12-8pm).

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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