The latest addition to Edinburgh’s burgeoning craft beer scene is now open. Just a short, 10 minute walk from the Scottish Parliament building – or an even shorter bus ride to Meadowbank you can find the latest offering from Bellfield Brewery. The Bellfield Brewery tap room in Abbeyhill offers visitors award-winning beers on keg and cask, fresh from the brewery just metres from the taproom.
Visitors will also be able to book in for tours of the 12 barrel/2000 litre brewhouse with one of Bellfield’s two brewers and enjoy tasting the beers, at the end of their tour. You can book your tour here.
The taproom and brewhouse are wheelchair accessible and Bellfield welcomes families with children and visitors with friendly dogs. You can find them open: Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 2-10pm and Sundays 12-8pm.
A suntrap when the weather is good, the outdoor yard has beer tables and benches and offers train enthusiasts a close-up view of trains from the south, including occasional sightings of the Flying Scotsman and the LMS Black Five steam locomotive.
With a capacity of 130, Bellfield hopes the tap room will also become an unusual venue for meetings, away days, private parties and performances. Future plans include a series of regular events – quiz nights, book clubs, film and music nights and visiting, pop-up food trucks.
Bellfield Brewery brews exclusively gluten-free and vegan beers and has won a number of mainstream beer awards including being named UK winner in the 2019 World Beer Awards last week for its Session Ale.
The tap room opening comes at a busy time for the fast-growing brewery which has also this year, strengthened its team with three hires including a UK Sales Manager, an Assistant Brewer and an on-trade specialist, who is helping Bellfield to secure listings for cask and keg within the on-trade across Central Scotland.
Speaking about the Bellfield’s recent developments and the new taproom, Alistair Brown, MD, 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.”
We can’t wait to visit and already have already planned some food to follow in Safari Lounge. Be sure to follow us on instagram to see how we get on.
Bellfield Brewery | 46 Stanley Place, Edinburgh EH7 5TB |