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Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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First visit to Scotland

Very good location in the City Centre, this is a small, very busy pub, that has very good food... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lori P
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South Florida, Florida
Appalling/ insulting/ frankly bemusing customer service

My family and a friend's family (4 adults, 4 children) came here for an evening meal and were told... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Rich N
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“nice pub” (5 reviews)
“venison pie” (3 reviews)
“royal mile” (6 reviews)
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LOCATION
34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 225 8328
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Reviewed yesterday

Very good location in the City Centre, this is a small, very busy pub, that has very good food. They are probably busier than they would like to be, hence the poor reviews. We ordered their specialty, homemade meat pies. It was very good, wonderful...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 20 May 2017

My family and a friend's family (4 adults, 4 children) came here for an evening meal and were told we would have to sit at 2 separate tables (even though there were many larger unused tables available). One of the tables was right outside the...More

1  Thank Rich N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This lovely little pub sits right next to Greyfriars Cemetery and the famous statue of the Wee doggy! We stopped in for lunch and the food was excellent. I had the traditional fish & Chips and My husband had their house burger, It was a...More

Thank smsdes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Stumbled across this pub when we noticed groups of people having their photo's taken with the monument to 'Bobby' outside it. Call in have a venison pie & a pint, then have a photo rubbing Bobby's nose for luck

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here with friends for a quick bite to eat and it seems we got there at just the right time as not long after we sat down it was packed! The food was perfect.

Thank Nicola19899
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

When we got to Scotland I refused to try haggis. Needless to say I was surprised at how good it was! Thank you Greyfriars for a great first experience in Scotland!

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stumbled across the pub on the night of Scotland v Wales rugby international a few weeks ago. We were glad we did, only popped in for one and ended up staying all night. The entertainment was superb. A guy on his own with a selection...More

Thank chewy110
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Loved the local music by Graeme Pearson. Super fun evening and great priced drinks. It seemed like a lot of locals here so it was a better experience than some of the more touristy bars.

Thank Laurel J
Reviewed 6 March 2017

went there intending to eat but not overwhelmed by staff not unfriendly but not friendly so had drink and left

Thank chrisann10
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Popped into this little bar because of the legendary "bobby" and it's next door to Grey Friers grave. Lovely service from the bar tender, very friendly. The waiter however informed me immediately when I looked for a table that I wasn't allowed to sit in...More

2  Thank Debbie F
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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