Here are the opening times and booking info of some of Edinburgh's favourite beer gardens as they reopen on April 26

Now that pub beer gardens can reopen, here is when you can book some of Edinburgh's most popular outdoor drinking venues.

Published 19th Mar 2021
Updated 20 th Sep 2023

Scotland is easing its way out of lockdown and Edinburgh pubs are gearing up for Monday 26 April, when beer gardens are finally permitted to reopen.

Here are details of when you can book some of the city’s top pubs with beer gardens, so you can look forward to a drink at some of the best outdoor spots in Edinburgh.

Bellfield Taproom

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The popular Bellfield Taproom, part of Bellfield Brewery will be open from 26 April.

The team there said: "In the first week we'll be open 12-10pm, seven days.

"Then from 3 May opening times will be Thurs to Sunday, Thurs and Friday 5-10pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1-10pm.

"We're keeping this under review and will open up more booking slots depending on demand."

To find out more and book, visit their website.

Three Sisters 

With one of the most well known courtyards in the city, The Three Sisters in the Cowgate is famous for its drinks deals, pub grub and great atmosphere, and it'll reopen from 26 April.

Bookings are being taken now, with slots available until 10pm.

Bar 50

Bar 50 in Blackfirars Street is taking bookings now for reopening on 26 April.

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CC Blooms

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CC Blooms in Edinburgh created new outdoor seating areas for customers  last summer when bars were reopened.

It's now gearing up to reopen these on 26 April, and bookings will be live soon. Follow them on social for more info.

Teuchters Landing

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Characterful, well-loved and great value, Teuchters Landing not only has a great selection of whiskies, beers and food, this water front bar also has a beer garden and a pontoon for when the weather is really good.

Set to reopen on 26 April, opening times are Sunday to Thursday 9am – 10pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm.

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Currently there's no booking system and numbers will be restricted. Find out more here.

The Royal Dick

Summerhall is home to a brewery, a gin distillery, a Drinks Lab, an arts venue and an excellent little bar, which has its own beer garden in the courtyard.

This beer garden will be open from 26 April, and booking and the team said: "We're opening for a bumper first week from 26 April with extended opening hours of 12pm-10pm through the entire week.

"Then we'll settle into our regular opening hours of 4-10pm Monday to Wednesday and 12-10pm Thursday to Sunday from 3 May."

Online table bookings are open now.

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Honeycomb & Co

Have an alfresco meal and drink as popular cafe Honeycomb & Co will reopen from 26 April with seating inside and outside until 6pm every day.

As well as this the takeaway service will continue so customers can still take home cakes, bakes, brunches, coffee, juices and smoothies.

Wine, beer and cocktails will be available to enjoy outside.

Cold Town House

With castle views and a range of drinks and cocktails (plus freshly brewed beer), it's easy to see why this is a popular spot in the city.

Reservations are being taken now for reopening on 26 April and opening hours are: Wednesday-Friday 2-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-8pm.

The Bridge Inn

For those looking for a pint outside the city, The Bridge Inn at Ratho will reopen on 26 April and they have a new canal-side beer garden.

In addition to the existing and revamped beer garden, which has had patio heaters and awnings added, the new extended garden features an outdoor bar and rustic food shack that will serve sourdough toasties and authentic bratwurst.

Online bookings are now open and walk ins are welcome.

Campervan Taproom

The new beer garden, which is part of the popular Capital brewery, will open from 28 April.

Located on Jane Street, the beer garden will be open from Opening hours. Wednesday to Friday: 3 - 10pm and Saturday: 12 (noon) - 10pm.

McLarens on the Corner

This Morningside bar and kitchen will open inside and out from 26 April.

The terrace and indoors will be open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm. Indoors closes at 8pm.

The Huxley

The outdoor area and indoors at The Husley will be open from the 28 April. Opening times are : Monday & Tuesday – Closed.

Wednesday – Friday, 12 – 10pm. Indoors closes at 8pm. Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm. Indoors closes at 8pm.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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