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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

) #257 of 1,864 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ , British,
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
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LOCATION
30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 597 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and family popped in here on Saturday to get out of the rain for a quick drink. We were asked if we were eating and stated no just in for a drink and then we were abruptly told we couldn't have a drink due...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here with my parents and my sister for lunch after arriving in Edinburgh earlier that day. Restaurant was not very busy so got a table without waiting. When our menus were given, we had to wait 25 minutes to get our orders taken as...More

Thank Eimear7890
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Eimear and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, we welcome all feedback as it lets us know what we need to improve on and I apologise that we did not hit the mark with you today. This is certainly not the norm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ducked in here at lunchtime on a wet Wednesday in the hopes of grabbing a bite to eat. The place was packed with tourists (Greyfriar's Bobby statue is outside) and we were told there'd be a 60 minute wait for a table ... however,...More

Thank FlorenceNewt
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Florence and thank you so much for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, im glad we were able to help get you out of this traditional Scottish summer..... and that you were bale to enjoy some of our little bar snacks ,im a huge fan...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very attractive bar. Food was good and the ambience was excellent. A fitting end to our Edinburgh trip.

Thank lisangus
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Lisangus and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, im pleased to hear that you had a good time with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little pub. A little pricey but was worth it for dinner for one night of our three night stay. Food was excellent. Recommend the salted caramel profiteroles

Thank Erika P
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Erika and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you loved the profiteroles, the salted caramel makes it something else doesn't it. we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant with a great story. Food is good. Nice selection of English ales on tap. Prices are low tourist prices so there is a mix of locals in the bar also.

Thank estuite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called in for a drink on Wednesday afternoon. The pub was busy and there were a few tables which had reserved signs on but I did manage to find an empty table. I talked to a lovely American couple on the next table. A...More

Thank Liz A
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Liz and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby I'm glad you managed to find a table with us and enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated across Dom the museum, next to the wee dugs statue is this comfortable bar. Drop in to experience the atmosphere, with pleasant staff and reasonably priced drinks

Thank snei
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Snei and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. I am pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere and will pass your kind words onto the team. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greyfriar's Bobby is a great place to grab a few drinks, however the prices are WELL ABOVE average. Yes, it's in one of the prime locations and there's a lot of history associated with it but most of Edinburgh is the same. 2 x G...More

Thank XXV25
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby and I apologise that you found it expensive, we regularly do price surveys and have found us to be similar to the surrounding area and I apologise if you found this not to be. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just called here for drinks but what a lovely pub this is jus off the Royal Mile Nice selection of beer and nice friendly staff who don't mind toping your pint up when asked We will call again here next time

Thank WalsallIan
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Thank you very much for your kind words, I will pass them onto the team who will love to hear this. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 8328
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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