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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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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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Steve of N21 left this review about Greyfriars Bobby's Bar

Another of Nicholson’s Edinburgh pubs and although I primarily walked to Greyfriars Kirkyard to visit the pub, yes I had to stroke the dogs nose and get myself photographed doing so (well I was in tourist mode).
As mentioned below the true story of Greyfrairs Bobby may not be in line with the version sold to Hollywood and the now commonly believed truth is that it was probably a stray who made a home for himself in the kirkyard. But even so that’s still a lot closer than some fictional loch dwelling monster peddled by the Scottish tourist board to entice unsuspecting tourists to the most boring stretch of still water to be experience in this fine landscaped country..
Oops sorry, rant over, back to the pub. Inside you find a series of sections stepping downwards with the bar at the upper end and then a number of comfortable seating areas to the dining area at its far end.
We didn’t eat in this one, but the standard Nicholson’s food menu was available and the majority of people in had come for that reason.
Yes its primarily there to service the tourist trade and sell them food , but at least now there are five real ale pumps with offerings from the Nicholson’s summer list and my pint of Broughton Brewers gold was perfectly fine.

On 5th August 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Edinburgh, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Haymarket, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Slateford, 2.98 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh
6th Nov 2018, 15:00
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6th Nov 2018, 15:00
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Pub Details

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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 _
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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