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The Drouthy Cobbler

$$ - $$$British, ,
48A High Street, Elgin IV30 1BU, Scotland
+44 1343 596000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cobbler” (42 reviews)
“burger” (31 reviews)
“chorizo” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Hours
British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish, Bar, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
48A High Street, Elgin IV30 1BU, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Having seen good ratings on trip advisor we made a reservation to eat here. To check the place out the night before we popped in for a drink. The restaurant looked lovely, really romantic setting and inviting, however, what spoiled it for us and led...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sijones1001
Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I have always wanted to try the Drouthy Cobbler as it looks so cosy and welcoming. Our first time there we waiting 45 minutes for our food and had to remind the servers that we had ordered drinks. Our drinks came and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JJulia21
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Drouthy has a good range of entertainment, including a monthly comedy night with pretty decent comedians. Good beer and choices, good staff, nice pub with candles on the tables. Great food, but not cheap. They also serve lovely coffee, but when I visited they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rainbowdolphin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drinks menu and food menu, fantastic atmosphere cosy and welcoming. It's a little gem in Elgin and love going there.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gemini1441
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I had a wonderful meal and evenings entertainment here yesterday. Apparently they have a Comedy evening on the last Wednesday of every month so we stayed after our meal to enjoy. The food and atmosphere was great, and the 3 comedians we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank angieandrich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few months ago to catch up with an old friend. We got a table pretty easily and it was quite busy for a Tuesday evening. Both ordered the burger and although maybe on the pricey side they are great. You can add a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidf130986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here a few times now. Food is always delicious, bit more pricier than other local places you could visit but the price reflects the quality. Cocktails are delicious and the place has a great atmosphere especially on an evening when they light the candles....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank perriw2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Unless you're arriving pretty late you should book a table or be prepared to wait. We didn't book, so had to wait, but it was worth it. The menu was full of tasty treats and there was a good selection of beverages including real ales....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Euan S
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The place is tucked in the narrow side street which adds a lot of charm to it. Old place, thick walls ....definitely fits to those who likes hystory. Food is good. Nothing really topnotch but freshly cooked, nicely presented. Very nice place to go with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Oxana K
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Fantastic food and a great atmosphere. Had a great meal, the food was fantastic. The vegan option was really good

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scottnicol1
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Questions & Answers
raymond M
November 29, 2018|
Response from JimG345 | Reviewed this property |
Call the pub and ask.
September 21, 2018|
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Response from TheDrouthyCobbler | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs inside. As Lesley M notes, we do have covered and heated outdoor seating and are delighted to welcome dogs outside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48A High Street, Elgin IV30 1BU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +44 1343 596000
  • E-mail
Nestled down a medieval close (a Scots word for alleyway) in the historic centre of Elgin lies The Drouthy Cobbler, a bar-café focussed on good drinks, honest food, conversation and community. The Drouthy has firmly established itself with a reputation for high standards and continual improvement. A changing menu of specials is created daily with the best local produce available from the market. The team of chefs start work early preparing everything on site and take real pleasure and pride in producing great food which is accessible to everyone. Service commences at 8 am with breakfast, lunches are served until late afternoon with evening meals and bar bites running into the night. At weekends The Drouthy Cobbler is a popular brunch spot - pair it with cocktails or coffee! A great selection of local beers and well-chosen wines complements the menu and after meal drinks are well catered for with speciality coffees, liqueurs and over 150 single malt whiskies. Outdoor seating in the 'close' and adjacent beer garden provides ample opportunity for al-fresco dining - when the weather permits! This relaxed, informal dining experience with the finest local, seasonal produce in characterful surroundings and attentive service is really not to be missed. Our kitchen is open from 8 am until 8 pm though the bar is open until 12:30 am Sunday to Thursday and 1:30 am on Friday and Saturday.
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