The Hampton Hotel: hospitality on a human scale

The bar is festooned with beer mats and brewery insignia - a clue that The Hampton Hotel takes its drinking seriously. That's why, with the guarantee of Belhaven IPA and an ever changing line-up of guest ales, it's popular with real ale fans. As a hotel, it's small - just six bedrooms - which means everything is on a friendly and hospitable scale whether you're staying the night, passing by after a trip to Edinburgh Zoo or calling in as one of the regulars. If you're not planning to eat in the restaurant, pop your head inside to have a look at the hand-painted fresco on the ceiling, then settle in for a comfy stay in the hospitable bar.