Queen Elizabeth A Heavy Drinker? Spotted At Scottish Pub For A Night Out!

Queen Elizabeth A Heavy Drinker? Spotted At Scottish Pub For A Night Out!
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for NYC, NY David / Flickr CC BY 2.0

Queen Elizabeth is 90 but still likes to go out on night outs! Recently, she dropped by for a drink and a meal at The Sheep Heid Inn in Edinburgh, on July 8. So what does the nonagenarian royal like to drink?


Queen Elizabeth’s surprise visit to the pub sent other customers into frenzy. She reportedly called The Sheep Heid Inn an hour ahead of her visit to give them time to prepare themselves. She then arrived with a “small royal party” and was given a cosy table near the window.

The 95-year-old Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth and their small group ordered half a bottle of white wine and a martini for drinks. The food menu consisted reportedly of two portions of lamb rump, served with asparagus, chorizo, peas, baby onions, dauphinoise potatoes and au jus (a light gravy).

Besides, the main course also had one filet of sea bass with mashed potatoes, green vegetables, brown shrimp and Devon crab sauce. Their total bill came to 51.50 pounds ($69), Daily Mail.

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It has been revealed previously by former royal chef Darren McGrady that the royal likes to end her day with gin and Dubonnet with a dash of lemon and lots of ice. “She’d normally have a gin and Dubonnet; one part gin and two parts Dubonnet,” he said, speaking to The Telegraph in September 2015.

The staff at the pub was asked not to talk about Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the pub. A palace spokesperson told People that the “Queen spent the evening privately.” Also, the pub could not comment on the queen and her party’s dinner.

However, interestingly, a customer completely taken by surprise by Queen Elizabeth’s casual visit to the pub left a review on TripAdvisor. “Absolutely amazed when Her Majesty the Queen arrived for dinner with friends and sat at the table next to us! What a lovely lady. Security guys everywhere but so unobtrusive that you hardly noticed them,” reads lines from the review written by someone called ‘RosC17’.

Read the complete review here.

From 1361, The Sheep Heid Inn has been serving as a village pub and restaurant in Duddingston on the Edinburgh causeway. It is the oldest surviving watering hole in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth stayed at her Scottish home in Holyroodhouse during her official visit to Scotland for the Royal Week.

The queen and her husband of 65 years visited the racecourse at Musselburgh. Queen Elizabeth presented the Musselburgh Bi-Centenary Cup as part of the track’s 200th birthday celebrations.  The royal couple also hosted a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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