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The Conan Doyle

$$ - $$$, British,
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
+44 131 557 9539
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (39 reviews)
“chicken pie” (13 reviews)
“haggis” (61 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice whilst on our four days in Edinburgh. Numerous beers on tap and a great bar overlooking the dinning area. Staff very friendly and helpful and the menu included a selection of gourmet pies which were worth trying. Worth a visit.

Thank LuboCoffsHarbour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub with atmospheric surroundings, food fab but service a little slow, waitresses running around flustered trying to cope with to much work so little mistakes being made. But an excellent choice for a pre theatre treat

Thank 919wendy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book a table if you want to enjoy one of their wonderful pies,plus a good range of beers. Don’t bother with the house red it’s very sharp but there are some other very good reds on the the menu. Down load a voucher for 25%...More

Thank geoffreyknowles
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first discovered The Conan Doyle five years ago while on a family history trip to Scotland and have returned there several times since. Whether pouring through records at nearby Scotland's People or touring about Edinburgh’s highlights, this classic pub and restaurant is always an...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub served very nice food, would definitely recommend trying the pies. The atmosphere was also very nice and the service was good, although a little slow considering it wasn't too busy when we visited. Overall however a great pub offering tasty food.

Thank Salsa2898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is a chain it captures the charm of Edinburgh. Lively and good place for a drink. Friendly and helpful wait staff.

Thank Southern104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying nearby so have visited The Conan Doyle twice. Our first time there was not the best, but we wanted to try it out again, hopefully to be able to have an better experience. The atmosphere is wonderful, with little nooks to sit...More

Thank alaskalolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter & I dined here for lunch and it was quite delicious. A nice cozy pub atmosphere. Of course we were drawn here because of Sherlock Holmes. My Dad was a big fan and my daughter said we HAD to go. Very enjoyable lunch...More

Thank 4CaliGals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined at the Conan Doyle pub twelve months ago with my son and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time I had my grand-daughter with me and she was anxious to try haggis. She loved it so much we came back to this pub 2 more...More

Thank Dale M
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and for coming back with more friends and family! We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourself and hope to be able to welcome you back for some more good times soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little slice of heaven in the centre of Edinburgh. Our Irish waitor was just a delight. Fantastic food, fantastic service. Would recommend!

Thank jenhann0n
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our pub! We are glad that you loved your visit and our staff added to your enjoyment!

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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11 May 2015|
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Response from Ericship |
Children are allowed up until a certain time of the day. I can't remember the exact time but we had to go elsewhere due to this rule. Next time we plan to go earlier.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 9539
You will find The Conan Doyle in Edinburgh within a short stroll of Picardy Place, Cathedral Lane and Queens Street - 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.The Conan Doyle 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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