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The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin

Pub added by Roger Button
48A High Street
Elgin
IV30 1BU
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Quinno _ left this review about The Drouthy Cobbler

Has moved on since Roger’s visit in 2010, this long narrow-roomed pub is located up a side alley, you need to look out for the A board at the outside of a small entrance way. On a gentle incline with a wood floor, exposed stone wall and the odd bit of lightly painted plasterboard. Three on, Cairngorm Trade Winds (good), Orkney Dark Island (exceptional) and a GK Halloween beer. Beware that there no halves, only schooners and pints for some unfathomable reason and on the lurchingly expensive side. Live music (entrance charge) and food. We ate here and whilst it wasn’t exactly budget it was clearly home cooked and you didn't want for portion size either. There’s little in Elgin for the daytripper, but this one’s worth a punt if you do alight and feel flush.

On 27th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Drouthy Cobbler

Hidden away in a small alley reached through an anonymous archway, and no signage on the pub itself either, so this one is hard to find if you don't spot the small boards by the High Street. However, once there, so find a surprisingly modern bar / restaurant inside the traditional-looking building. Most of the tables were being used by lunchtime diners, but there are also a number of wooden benches outside. No sign of real ale at first, until you spot three handpumps tucked away in a back corner. I found Ossian, Lia Fail and Cairngorm Autumn Nuts (in good form, but so it should be at £4.40 for a pint, with only schooner prices listed on the chalk-board).

On 15th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about Flanagan's Bar

This solidly built Irish Bar is tucked away almost anonymously down a narrow passage off the High Street.
The interior is quite modern and fairly plain with little of visual interest. The plain walls have a couple of old Elgin pictures and Guiness adverts but overall it dosn’t really have the clutter that you generally get with Irish Bars. Flat Screen TV’s are situated at each end of the bar and upstairs is a large Pool Hall under a vaulted roof but it was in darkness and the door locked so I didn’t get much of a chance to view it. There is no beer garden but there are a few benches in the alley outside the main door.

Unfortunately, but in general keeping with the area, there were no Real Ales with the standard keg offerings of Belhaven Best, Tennants Lager and, naturally Guiness. I would guess that people come here for the craic rather than having any great beer aspirations although the place was pretty deserted on my visit. There are places with more character in town and others with (slightly) better beer ranges so I couldn’t see myself making a return visit should I find myself in Elgin again.

On 19th July 2010 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Elgin, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Forres, 13.19 miles, 4 hr 14 min walk (show)
Keith, 17.38 miles, 5 hr 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin
27th Oct 2016, 21:20
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
24th Oct 2016, 00:16
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
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