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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 225 8328
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Ranked #706 of 1,843 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood: Cowgate
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.Greyfriars Bobby's Bar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My Wife and I stopped by for lunch and a drink after visiting the Scottish National Museum across the street. We had sandwiches and a bowl of chips with a couple of drinks and it was all very tasty. We found the bar to be very comfortable on what was quite a chilly day. The staff were very pleasant.

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This bar is named after the famous wee dog who was given the freedom of the city. The surroundings are pleasant and there was a nice atmosphere when we visited. This is quite a small pub and meals are served,although we had already eaten. It seems quite expensive as we paid 7 pounds 50 for 1 pint of guinness and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I visited greyfriars bobby for some drinks and quick food with some friends but we were very disappointed. The food is of average price in the centre of Edinburgh (I.e. High), but small portions, with apparently costs cut wherever possible (not tasty!). There are so many lovely places nearby, I will certainly not be returning. In fact. Even if there... More

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Weiden, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely time at the Greyfriar's twice, the staff was superfriendly, the Veuve absolutely reasonably priced and the food very good, especially the vegetarian Haggis. Definitely coming back next time we are in Edinburgh!

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Spokane, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have read the reviews of this place, good and bad, and I have to say that our visit to Greyfriars Bobby was really pleasant and free of problems. We stopped in for a bite, had a nice meal and some Innis and Gunn beers. Our waitress, a nice girl transplanted from Mobile, Alabama, took really good care of us... More

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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the most under-rated restaurant ever! The service is friendly, food is great and beers are amazing! If you are visiting the statue of the Greyfriars Bobby, why not the restaurant too?

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We originally set off in search of the legendary Sandy Bells folk bar, which I'm sad to say was disppointing though to be fair we didn't know what to expect. Just had the one drink and we stumbled across Greyfriars as its only a few metres up the road. I'm so, so glad we did as there was an entertainer... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I dropped in here for a drink on Friday while we were waiting to start the Harry Potter Trail which is a tour that leaves from just outside the bar (highly recommend by the way!). It is a nice bar inside. A lot of Americans seem to go there (popular with the tourists) and statue of Greyfriar's... More

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North Yorkshire
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

the place was bouncing great atmosphere locals and visitors. everyone was friendly. Had best pint of Tennants ever. Did n't eat but the restaurant was constantly full. I sometimes feel uncomfortable in some pubs however not this one. it was great.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

we stopped in and had a great lunch and a pint. We first arrived and had about a 20 minute wait, which was no big deal since we ordered a pint and sat in the small room to the right as you walk in. when we were seated we had the fish and chips - delicious. the atmosphere in the... More

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