We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Drouthy Cobbler

Closed Now: 12:00 - 00:30
Open today: 12:00 - 00:30
Review Highlights
Local beers in a friendly wee bar

Flying visit to Scotland. I was travelling from Inverness airport to Banff and the transport... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
we love it here , and so have all our guests (southbank guest house)

lovely rustic pub that dose food , all local produce and typical Scottish fare , very busy and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Read all 150 reviews
All photos (32)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cobbler”(22 reviews)
“great pub”(6 reviews)
“wee bar”(3 reviews)
A small cafe-bar found up a historic close in the heart of Elgin. We stock more than 130 single malt whiskies as well as local beers and great coffee and tea. The wifi is fast and free and we provide indoor & outdoor seating and helpful, friendly...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 - 00:30
See all hours
48A High Street, Elgin IV30 1BU, Scotland
+44 1343 596000
Improve This Listing
Reviews (150)
Filter reviews
142 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cobbler great pub wee bar bar staff sea bass great selection of drinks trendy bar hand cut chips fish and chips food is excellent high street cakes menu gin stripped benches scotch
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 142 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flying visit to Scotland. I was travelling from Inverness airport to Banff and the transport connection was Elgin. I found The Drouthy Cobbler just off the high street. Lovely staff who were really knowledgeable about the local brewery scene and beer miles. Great place to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peteph751
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

lovely rustic pub that dose food , all local produce and typical Scottish fare , very busy and popular place , so you might not get in, a large variety of whisky, gin , craft beers ect, and the girls and boys that work there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pashacat123
Reviewed 10 November 2018

It is very old place tucked between houses, cozy, has a lot of character. Beer and fish and chips we ordered were good, nice and friendly personnel.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oxana K
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Nice chilled bar, had the fish and hand cut chips which was really good. Very nice friendly staff, very attentive!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 100craiga
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in with my wife on a day out in Elgin. Place is tidy and clean. Bar staff like to play on tablets. Drinks are not cheap. Never ordered food so can’t comment on that. Bit too trendy for us oldies

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iflett
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere with good selection of beers and helpful staff. But food took 1.5 hours to arrive even though we were amongst the first to arrive. The food was underwhelming when it arrived with small portions and under filled burgers. Disappointing overall but could be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Montcoffer
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Place full of character with outside benches if the weather is good. Good beer. Food good but slightly overpriced.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Olwen S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Had a party of four. Ordered drinks and lunch around 2:00 pm. Finally ate at 3:00. The food we received was very good, no complaints there. If you are strapped for time pick another restaurant

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Did a bit of a Trip Advisor search for this one... glad I did. What a cracking place. The service is exceptional, even suggesting the best brew we have had since arriving in the UK. The food is delicious, so very delicious, yet simple and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gal_Bertie
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Having just arrived in Elgin for a short visit we found this little gem. Service was very friendly and were very helpful when choosing our food. The food was great with plenty of options for all. Next time we are in Elgin we will make...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank abponsford
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
The Mansefield Hotel
212 reviews
.30 miles away
Sunninghill Hotel
104 reviews
.30 miles away
Royal Hotel
165 reviews
.35 miles away
Laichmoray Hotel
365 reviews
.36 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 91 nearby restaurants
Ada Turkish Restauarant
231 reviews
.07 miles away
The Drouthy Cobbler
419 reviews
.01 miles away
Spice Tandoori
255 reviews
.06 miles away
Pattaya Thai Restaurant
198 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 46 nearby attractions
Elgin Cathedral
695 reviews
.31 miles away
Pluscarden Abbey
108 reviews
.56 miles away
Elgin Museum
93 reviews
.10 miles away
Moray Motor Museum
103 reviews
.35 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Joanna A
3 September 2017|
Response from TheDrouthyCobbler | Property representative |
Hi Joanna, we love dogs and have an outside area with awnings and heaters where they are very welcome. We don't however allow dogs inside the building.
25 April 2016|
Response from TheDrouthyCobbler | Property representative |
Hi, I'm really sorry but just got notified about your question - half way through the Tuesday in question. We open at 8am and serve breakfast from then. Lunch service starts at 12 until 4pm at which point our evening... More