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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland (Cowgate)
0131 225 8328
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Ranked #681 of 1,867 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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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food we ordered was worth the wait, delicious. Staff are friendly and helpful and kept us informed of delay. A lovely atmospheric pub to spend an evening in.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place looked nice but appeared too crowed for us as it was 18:30. We took a chance and went in, found a table in the back without a problem. The service was fast and the food good. I can recommend the Haggis starter and Venison Pie, as well as the Chocolate Brown cake. I'd return again when in the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Two of us dined last evening. Starters were Haggis and the other calamari. Both were excellent. For mains I had the Steak frites and the other had the fish. The steak was done perfectly and the substantial fish was really good. One desert of the treacle pud was delicious if a little too sweet, but I'm being picky. The 4... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here on a previous trip to Edinburgh so we had no hesitation on returning during our recent visit. We were made welcome as soon as walking through the door and shown to our table the drinks were served in no time and we were left to browse the menu which had a great choice. Once ordered the food... More

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Bakersfield, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For those who may not know Greyfriars Boby was a dog that belonged to a Bobby (policeman) in Endinbergh. Upon the Bobby's death, Greyfriars Bobby showed up and laid on the Bobby's grave until his own death. He is buried inside the gates near his owner. Sad, but beautiful story. Outside of the graveyard is a statue of Greyfriars Bobby.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My son and I went here for lunch after a visit to the Ming Exhibition in the Museum and whilst they were busy they managed to seat us straight away and bring the menu and the drinks menu very quickly. The two ladies who were serving were excellent and very helpful, knowing what was off the menu and what they... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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261 reviews 261 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

By virtue of its location this bar will always get its share of tourists and will generally be busy. Have been on several occasions and have to say that there is nothing special about it. Better in the surrounding area.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a very busy bar but we were given a table fairly quickly. My 5 year old grandson was also catered for very well and was able to find something tasty and to his liking from the very good children's section of the menu(scampi) My daughter and I both had fish and chips which was lovely. The service was... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Fantastic pub for lunch just 5 mins from the Royal Mile. The pub retains its original charm although now part of the Nicholson's chain. The menu has a good choice and the Ocean Pie was excellent. A window seat and friendly service made for a very enjoyable lazy lunch.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited this pub after the graveyard ghost walk and it was the perfect setting. Having learned all about Greyfriars Bobby 'the faithful pup who lived on his owners graven until he too died' on the tour so it seemed pretty fitting that we have a pint in his honour. A nice pub with friendly staff and services. I would... More

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Additional Information about Greyfriars Bobby Bar

Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 225 8328
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Cowgate
Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
Cuisine: British

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