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Greyfriars Bobby's Bar
Ranked #32 of 214 Nightlife in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Visited whilst passing for a quick meal. They advertised a new menu so all looked promising. Mine arrived with ingredients missing and my partners was mediocre at best. There are many other far better places to eat nearby that offer nicer food and better value. This places' business model appears to be simply to trade off the established name, the dog story, and tourist trail location along with the presumption that most visitors will be tourists and will not be back - Hence, AVOID.

Visited July 2011
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Vernon, BC, Canada
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Perfect little Pub”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The kind of pub to expect when visiting Scotland. Huge piece of fish along with chips and the malt vinegar and ketchup were pefect after a cold, wet day of sight seeing. I had never had mushy peas and this turned out to be a delightful surprise. Only if you like peas. They were mighty fine. The drinks and pub atmosphere were a great way to end what was a pretty fine day.

Visited April 2012
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location and Great story!”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

When taking the Sandeman's Edinburgh Free Tour, you will learn the story of Bobby, the loyal Sky Terrier who belonged to the groundskeeper of the nearby Greyfriar's Abbey. When the caretaker passed away, Bobby waited on his grave for 14 years, eventually becoming adopted by the City of Edinburgh to avoid being put down for lack of an owner. Very touching story, and the bar pays a nice tribute to Bobby. Food and drinks were good.

Visited May 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good pub with a great story!!”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

We went to this pub because we knew of the story of the faithful dog, Bobby and his master Auld Jock; a true, heartwarming tale. Walked through the cemetery and saw their grave sights. The pub had good fish and chips and COLD beer! We were served by Jamie, a very personable and entertaining server!! (April 29, 2012)

Visited April 2012
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Genuinely one of the worst meals I have ever had the misfortune to pay money for! Myself and my girlfriend ate there last week and we were so appalled with the quality of the meals (fish and chips / sausage & mash) that we said something - which we never usually do, and were basically told to get lost. The sausage and mash consisted of 3 charred sausages and a small dollop of cold mash and the fish and chips were equally poor, with the mushy peas already congealed and rock solid upon arrival. In addition to this my pint was flat and the wine was off.
I cannot advise people strongly enough not to eat / drink in this establishment - there are plenty of much nicer bars / pubs literally minutes away and I shudder to think how many people must end up in this pub purely because of its location / name and get ripped off like we did.
Absolutely appalling.

Visited May 2012
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