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REOPENED on 15th July. One Real Ale available
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Greyfriars Bobby

34 Candlemaker Row

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

11 - 10


Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

Dating from 1893 and located just outside the Greyfriars church graveyard, the pub is named after Edinburgh’s famous dog whose statue sits outside. Popular with tourists, there are two split level areas, both serving food from the Nicholson’s and 'Pie House' menus. There is live music after food service at weekends. Pictures of Edinburgh’s Old Town and people adorn the walls, some of which are wood panelled. Refurbished in early 2019, the main toilets are upstairs but the disabled one is on the restaurant level of the pub, entrance being via a fire door. Very much dominated by the restaurant area so it can be difficult to find a seat just for a drink. A small area has pavement tables for those who wish to take in the antics around the statue.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • St Austell Nicholson's Pale Ale
  • Stewart --other--
  • Stewart Jack Back

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

From Nicholson's range.

Source: National

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Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    To restaurant only.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Accompanied children allowed until 8pm.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Accompanied children allowed until 8pm.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Events Events

    E.g. tap takeovers.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Fridays & Saturdays.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Table Service.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Pavement tables.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Greyfriars Bobby

34 Candlemaker Row

Sat Nav Reference

55.9472, -3.1919


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
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Nearby Bus Routes (160m)

Lothian Buses

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Nearby Station (659m)

Edinburgh Waverley

Nearby Metro (756m)

Princes Street

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