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The Drouthy Cobbler

48A High Street, Elgin IV30 1BU, Scotland
+44 1343 596000
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Braised scotch beef

I ventured here on Wednesday night , the meat was good , but accompanying mash was lumpy and stodgy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
via mobile

What a find! Had the mussels to start which were cooked to perfection and a few whiskeys from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
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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 service.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“cobbler” (19 reviews)
“three courses” (2 reviews)
“trendy bar” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 01:30
48A High Street, Elgin IV30 1BU, Scotland
+44 1343 596000
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ventured here on Wednesday night , the meat was good , but accompanying mash was lumpy and stodgy ,perhaps I received the crushed potato which accompanies the sea bass ! The beetroot and parsnip puree was so thinly spread ,the hot plate had baked...More

Thank northernnic2014
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Had the mussels to start which were cooked to perfection and a few whiskeys from the wide selection they have on order. Reasonably priced and a great selection of food and drinks. Thumbs up!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Was staying near by on a trip to distillery, recomended by our guide. Good service & food is excellent, went there twice during our stay, good selection of whisky also.

Thank pasoler s
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had a schooner or two of a local brew which we all agreed was really refreshery. No kidding great pub.

Thank Lionel P
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Called in with friends for late lunch whilst looking for a drink and a snack. Both beer (cask) and food first class and service was terrific. Shame we were not staying closer as would have returned like a shot.

Thank MikeRicho36
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We went here for drinks, the staff were very friendly, helpful and informative. It seemed like a very trendy bar for seating and dinning. Settings areas in and outside, not much space for standing, but we found it easy to get a seat.

Thank andrejbristow
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Nice bar with a lovely ambience, friendly, hardworking staff who all look very trendy. Chips were great but the rest of the food was average bordering bland. When we went to pay for our meal and leave a tip for our server, we were dumbstruck...More

2  Thank alanwatt87
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

A small bar and restaurant in the middle of town, the food not gourmet but varied and reliably good, the service unfailingly friendly and professional, the ambiente authentic, and seating outside when it's warm enough. Recommended.

2  Thank Zeigner
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Always a nice relaxed atmosphere in here and the food is very good. My only complaint is that although they have a good selection of whisky, you have no idea the cost. They should have more standard malts, instead of just guessing which ones are...More

Thank Oldelgin
TheDrouthyCobbler, General Manager at The Drouthy Cobbler, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you like the food and the atmosphere! We do have a printed whisky list with prices shown which usually sits on the bar, we should have made it available to you - sorry.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, good ambiance & attentive service. Would love to visit it in the summer, as the outside seating looks promising.

Thank MartinVanDwelling
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Questions & Answers
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