In the capital, Scotland’s oldest inn has been restored.
The Sheep Heid in Duddingston underwent a month-long renovation project before re-opening with a new landlord, David Jardine on 25 November. Pictured at the opening with David are neighbours and some of those involved in the restoration. With many of the 14th century inn’s historic features revealed once again, a brand new menu will have both traditional dishes and modern surprises.
Look out for four-hour slow-roasted shoulder of lamb, braised beef rib, mushroom and Guinness pie and black olive and onion tart topped with cumin roasted vegetables. Among the puddings, treacle and ginger tart with clotted cream and a raspberry crème brûlèe sound like sure-fire winners. (– FL)
Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston, EH15 3QA. www.thesheepheidedinburgh.co.uk