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Greyfriars Bobby Bar

#257 of 1,812 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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30-34 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QE, Edinburgh EH1 2QE, Scotland
+44 131 225 8328
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub is really nice. The service, food and decor make it a must go to pub! I had one of their famous meat pies and it was awesome. It was a chicken pie with potatos and veggies. But the pie crust was really good. The pie was season perfectly and it was hot. I was not disappointed. The choice... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner at 6:30pm Saturday 20th May. We were told by the waitress, who we think was called Hayley , that there was a bit of a wait, we didn't mind it was obviously a busy time and food must be good to have people queuing at the door. The atmosphere was good and food was great, however... More 

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Thank joasiacybulska
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby and your experience with us here, I shall take your comments on board, we are actively looking for people to join our team so hopefully this will be rectified soon. I will pass your kind words onto Hayley who will be delighted to hear you had a good visit with... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in her twice while we were in Edinburgh for the rugby. The first time it was almost closing time and the second for a drink and an evening meal. The pub is in a great position next to Greyfriars cemetery and by "Bobby". The serving bar is small and we queued a bit on the first visit. The... More 

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Thank GillyT
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gilly and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, we are pleased that your review is all wonderful and not at all scary, which Louise lived to hear by the way, made her smile a lot. Thank you again very much for your review and we hope to welcome you back again, where Louise will be as scary... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery is the most beautiful cemetery Ive seen so far. We went here first during our free tour but forgot to ask our tour guide about "tom riddle's grave" and its exact location.It was a challenge to find it since I havent read anything on line describing where the exact location is. And to look for it I only... More 

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Thank Princess N
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and I'm sure everyone else will be thanking you for the clue as it's such a popular one to find yet it can take some time if you are unsure. It really is a beautiful cemetery isn't it. More 

North West England
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here recently for lunch and a few drinks. It is in an ideal spot right beside the Greyfriars Bobby memorial and churchyard. The Lunch menu is not exhaustive but more than sufficient to satisfy most appetites - Warning: Go early for lunch as it WILL fill up quickly.

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Thank WENDILL
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello Wendill and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and enjoyed the location. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entered this pub looking for dinner at almost 9 on a Saturday night, totally forgetting that almost all restaurants in the UK stop serving around that time. We had skipped lunch, and we were both WAY down that starving, cranky vacation rabbit hole you enter when you try to cram 3 days worth of sightseeing into one. While my husband... More 

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Thank Eileen K
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hi Eileen. Louise here! Thank you very much for this review. It really made me smile that I was able to help you out and get you some much needed food! And it was no bother to get the kitchen to stay open for you. I'm really pleased you had a good time with us and we hope to welcome... More 

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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular pub. The meal I had was very large. The steak was well cooked, the chips delicious and the whiskey sauce was really good. The young lady was efficient and manage to seat all the customers within a reasonable time, making sure that the wishes of all customers were catered for. The setting and atmosphere inside this... More 

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Thank Margaret H
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello Margaret and thank you very much for your review of Greyfriars Bobby, I'm pleased that you had a good time with us and enjoyed your meal. The whisky sauce is really good isn't it! I will pass your kind words onto the team and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Per Wikipedia: Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier which became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of its owner, until it died itself on January 14, 1872. Greyfriars Bobby bar, just around the corner from this famous graveyard, is a must!!! Excellent for first timers in Edinburgh, as they have a great selection of... More 

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Thank Kristine H
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kristine and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Having a food goal is a great idea and I'm so pleased we were able to help you out with that and that you enjoyed them. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this place because of its location. One of our party is on a strict gluten free/dairy free diet. They accomodated her needs very well, providing her a tasty meal which met her diet requirements (she reacts to gluten so this was definitely GF). We were on a tight schedule and were able to meet our next appointment... More 

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Thank Kimberly A
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Hello Kimberley and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Im glad you had a good time with us and we were able to meet the needs of your party, we have been trying hard to ensure this so it's good to know we are going the right way. I'm glad you and your hubby enjoyed the food also... More 

Hobart, Australia
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed an evening meal here. Prices ok, meal was good. Enjoyed the view out to the little statue of Bobby.

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Thank Traveliterate
General Manager A, Manager at Greyfriars Bobby Bar, responded to this review

Good evening and thank you for your review of Greyfriars Bobby. Glad you had a good time with us and enjoyed watching the wee statue while you were here. Hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
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, 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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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 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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