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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

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30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131 225 8328
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: You will find Greyfriars Bobby's Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a...
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outrageously expensive

£9.95 for a ploughman's sandwich. £6.50 for a regular ham and cheese!!! There is a subway one minute walk around the corner!

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
dokgolf
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Galway, Ireland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Galway, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

£9.95 for a ploughman's sandwich. £6.50 for a regular ham and cheese!!! There is a subway one minute walk around the corner!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The pub has unique beers and offers comfortable and lovely atmosphere. I advise to have beer at there after you have a pic with the bobby's monument in front of the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The staff were very welcoming and friendly ... Went for a pint after a city of the dead tour... Superb

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Gilberdyke
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145 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If ever an establishment glommed on to a tourist opportunity, this is it. It's a pub. It happens to be a few feet from the statue of Greyfriars Bobby. So it's called the Greyfriars Bobby. Other than that, as already noted, it's a pub.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place to eat, the food was always served in good time and was delicious. The staff were always very friendly and were keen to help with any menu choices. This is probably our favourite place to eat in Edinburgh and we have been back multiple times!

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Waterford, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Called in here after the city of the dead tour, they have a good selection of scotches and the entertainment on the night we visited was excellent, a singer/comedian.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I preferred this place when it was a 'normal' pub. Now it is part of the Nicholsons chain, which although over priced do have some good venues. Maybe we got here on a bad day, but once we were seated, it was over 20 minutes before we were asked if we were ready to order, and we hadn't even been... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Nice place to eat, great food. Friendly and attentive staff :) Food was well presented Great selection of real ales as well your usual stuff. Nice place to wind down after work

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Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It all started brilliant when on Friday 23rd January we decided to eat in Bobby's and we were well delighted. What a difference a night makes. We decided to eat there on the Saturday too but this was a big mistake. Ordered nachos which tasted like cardboard (I think). Also the waiter was terribly rude and as we were waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We (young couple) had a fantastic lunch here prior to the potter trail, I got the chicken and mushroom pie and my boyfriend the grilled cheesey bbq chicken, which were both tasty and well presented! We saw mega mountain burgers been served to a big group beside us, they ate them all up and were clearly enjoying their food. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > South Side
  • Neighborhood: South Side
  • Phone Number: 0131 225 8328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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