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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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  • 53
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly Recommended for simple but high quality food

Excellent service and the food was was of a very high standard. Just very honest Scottish / British food but done very well with quality ingredients. Didn't book and literally just found it by accident but would definitely return. Very reasonable and expected to pay more due to the high quality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
TheWestsofGlos
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Didmarton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Didmarton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and the food was was of a very high standard. Just very honest Scottish / British food but done very well with quality ingredients. Didn't book and literally just found it by accident but would definitely return. Very reasonable and expected to pay more due to the high quality. A special mention to the very nice, polite and... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I visited two Nicholson Pubs whilst visiting the UK... Greyfrair's Bobby and The Punch Bowl in York. Both had an issue I wanted to share, because I think it's important since both of these properties cater towards tourists. Wifi is important, and they do offer it, which is one of the reasons we chose to dine there. But their system... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Steeped in history and definitely an attraction for tourists. Food is good and staff are relatively pleasant. Is quite pricey but is to be expected in a touristy place. My partner informs me that the haggis neeps and tatties were excellent. Would return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Took our daughter here to show her on of Scotland's greatest stories. She was delighted with it, although a little sad (as to be expected). It was absolutely mobbed with tourists, from all over the world, showing it really is a story that has reached everywhere

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband visits this place to take a break from his work at the National Library. It's the sort of place where the bartender takes the time to remember your name. I enjoyed the ginger beer, which surprisingly came with alcohol. Not easy to find in the States. Fun place to sit and watch the people photographing themselves in front... More 

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Honefoss, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An old charming pub in Old Town. Gripping prehistory about a very faithful dog. Cozy pub and a very good eater, can certainly recommend a visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Discovered this pub on the journey from the airport to our hotel on the No. 35 bus and decided to have dinner there the following day. In fact, we liked it so much, that we came back the day after again. On our first evening my wife had the seafood in a basket (can't remember the exact name) and I... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Popped in here after visit to Museum of Scotland. Special offer of lunch plus drink for £9 We had sausage and mash and a pint of beer and was very good. Staff efficient and friendly. Will pop in again

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Dayton, Ohio
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44 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very cordial staff make this restaurant quite pleasant to visit. Good food in the middle of Old Town.

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Fremantle, Australia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Sat inside surrounded by warmth and wonderful atmosphere. Excellent service by friendly efficient good looker. Had the Fish Pie. Very nice. Whilst I supped and sipped within, there was the Bobby replica out in the freezing storm...even so, he had company as braver fans than I stopped for a photo op. Pour me another please.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?