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Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

Old Town
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Address: 34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 225 8328
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00

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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... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Chris P
Neath, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 toilet door which was very smelly and my chair was being bumped by anyone accessing... More 

Thank Rich N
Temecula, California
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 huge double patty that could have fed two! LOL. We had a pint of Raspberry... More 

Thank smsdes
Neath, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 of instruments and great crowd pleasing songs called Graham Pearson (I think!!) made our night.... More 

Thank chewy110
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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

Thank chrisann10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 the top area as it was for diners only (I wasn't asked if I was... More 

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West Lothian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Been here 3 times and every time it's been always been a good experience. It's clean and reasonably priced. The only bad thing I would say is it's really small.

Thank Reginald G

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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 royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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