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Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh

34 Candlemaker Row
Edinburgh
EH1 2QE
Phone: 01312258328
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Greyfriars Bobby

A pleasant and traditional looking Nicolson’s pub just a short stroll from the Royal Mile, it’s not quite as large as many of their outlets and with much of the space being given over to diners, options for punters just wanting a drink are a little limited.

Internally it consists of a couple of rooms with a smaller central area housing the bar counter. Seating here was limited with just a circular table in the bay window surrounded by fitted Chesterfield style bench seating and a high table for two. Décor wise it’s quite traditional, with sanded wooden boards on the floor and dark wood panelling on much of the walls with black paintwork elsewhere. A few facts about local landmarks such as the museum and castle were chalked up on the walls, as well as a few small black and white photographs. Up a couple of steps to the left was a dining area, complete with a “Please wait here to be seated” lectern, clearly discouraging anyone who just wanted to find a table to sup their pint. A further bar was down a couple of steps to the right, although this too was occupied entirely by diners on my visit.

Beer choice was a little limited for a Nicolson’s outlet, with just four pumps on the bar offering their own Pale Ale, Stewart’s 80/-, Sadler’s Peaky Blinder and Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted. The solitary cider meanwhile was Mortimer’s Orchard.

On 17th September 2019 - rating: 7
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Colin Walker left this review about Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

Greyfriars Bobby sits uphill from the Grassmarket range of pubs. On draught there is a choice of Aspall, Innus & Gunn Lager, Guinness, San Miguel, Caledonian Three Hop, Lager, Holyrood Pale Ale, Tennent’s lager, Peroni. There is a choice of ales from at the time of visiting Inveralmond Ossian Ale £4.20, Eden Mill Shipwreck IPA £4.80, Top Out Nelson Sauvin £4.30, Top Out Altbier - A German classic with a Scottish twist £4.50.

On 6th November 2018 - rating: 10
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Quinno _ left this review about Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

One of Edinburgh’s many pubs named after historical celebrities, a dog in this case (look it up…). With the aforementioned’s grave ten yards away and a neat bronze statue over the road depicting said canine, he’s quite some character. The pub itself looks quite grand from outside but is sadly a fairly standard affair within, though as a Nicholson house it has a higher level of general décor than the average. Three levelled interior, the most characterful part is the dip to right of the bar which sports a large semi-circular rear banquette. There’s another of these banquettes in the small main bar area with Greyfriars Bobby etched into mirrored bar back. The largest area off to left, a 3/4 dark wood panelled place that is mainly inhabited by the dining classes. Five ales on and a good selection for the chain; Ilkley Rosa (very good nick), Broughton Hopopotamus (excellent shape), W&E Conqueror, Stewart 80/- and St Austell Nicholson Pale. Given you get the tourist tick of the Bobby statue and grave within a 30 yard radius, this is one worth doing for a canine hat trick and a decent beer to boot.

On 25th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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17th Sep 2019, 08:39
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - Tables on pavement - last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 January 2016 by Quinno _
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