18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0131 225 7171
With three different rooms and a beer garden out back offering stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, the spacious Beehive Inn stands out among the other pubs that line the Grassmarket. Its family friendly approach ensures a good mix of clientele throughout the day, and there is a strong community of regulars who drink here, so themed and charity nights are frequent mid-week.
Serving a collection of real ales and malt whiskies, the pub imbues old-time charm. The Rafters Restaurant upstairs contains a door from a prison cell in Edinburgh's old Tolbooth, which might explain why the premises are said to be haunted (although the ghosts apparently like to congregate in the cellars).