The Bailie bar is a cracking and well loved traditional pub located on St Stephen Street in Stockbridge.
It’s a cosy, basement space, with a red ceiling and black walls covered with an eclectic mix of old prints and photos. There is an island bar immediately as you enter with plenty of bar stools to perch on, with a larger seating area to the rear that is a bit more suited to dining. There is also a snug corner that always has a blazing open fire on the go, in the colder months, and which is one of the prime spots to bag on a chilly day. Outside there is a small seating area which is popular when the sun decides to shine.
There are six real-ale hand pumps which will generally always have Landlord and Directors on the go along with a good selection of interesting guest beers available on the others. There’s an extensive whisky choice and a short wine list with most available by the glass.
It has no pretensions of ‘gastro-pubbiness’, but serves up good, honest, traditional pub grub. There is a great choice of proper comfort food including burgers, beer-battered fish and chips, nachos, steaks, etc. with a few veggie options as well.
There is no piped music, jukebox or fruit machines, with the emphasis on good conversation and banter. There is a very popular quiz on Tuesdays and live music most Fridays. There are a couple of TVs which are only switched on for particular football and rugby matches and will generally have the sound off as well.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome too.
Address: 2-4 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AL
Tel: +44 131 225 4673