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£5 - £25
CUISINES
British, Pub, Gastropub, Scottish, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the first time last night and absolutely loved it. Lovely decor, friendly and helpful staff and the food was amazing. I had the beef and it just melted in your mouth. My husband had the fish and it was a huge portion and...was so tasty. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

We ate there twice. Super friendly staff, great service, lively atmosphere! The food isn´t spectacular but still very good. The one exception being the cheese plate, which was absolutely scrumptiuous! Really great drink selection. The bar staff definitely knows what they are doing. They also...gave exceptionally good recommendations!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Excellent welcome and staff who coped amicably with an autistic child. A young gentleman introduced the child in question to the word “ambience” since the child knew already the greeting “Bon Appétit!” And my cousin is desperate to know how the chef made those peas...so tasty. But the meals are not cheap - so if you’re on a limited budget, you would be well advised to try somewhere else! I’m not on a limited budget so all four of us opted for a sweet. The Sticky Toffee Pudding (STP in my parlance) was unbelievable. Or so I’m told cos I had the “Affogato al Caffè”, and it was delicious too! Well done, Drouthy Cobbler!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Fantastic place, ate here two nights running. We had beef, squid, steak and venison, all were very good, hard to fault. Irish coffees topped it off 👍

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

This is a busy restaurant and booking is recommended, Nice menu and all courses we picked were delicious. There is a good atmosphere about the place.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely bar/restaurant,food was excellent ate there at lunchtime and have no complaints.Bar staff were polite and helpful will definitely return at sometime.All the very best in the future.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

What a perfect find. We wanted something interesting for lunch and that is certainly what we got. The restaurant looks welcoming and cosy and Clodagh was amazing. We had the squid for started and the most incredible Chicken BLT. If you are in Elgin -...go here 👌More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

I booked the drouthy on Friday the 1st of December for my birthday meal with family. I booked a table for 9 people, arrived at half 7 to find we had 2 seperate tables which I really wish they had told me as it split...the company and I would’ve booked elsewhere to accommodate the larger party. We were seated next to an extremely loud Christmas party where a few folk couldint obviously handle their wine, I appreciate they are on their night out but save the hysterics for the pub! Had to shout across the table to get a conversation the whole night which wasint ideal. Anyways I ordered the fish and chips which i usually get because it’s a fantastic dish. However when it came the portion size was a joke, my girlfriend was there a week back and the difference was incredible! I’ll post the photos of the difference down below. Paying 18 pound for fish and chips and getting half a portion is ridiculous. The batter on the fish was poor and the chips certainly weren’t triple cooked. So dissapointing as I love the drouthy and have been many times. Unfortunately I won’t be back again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Food was bloody amazing. Had 3 courses and could not fault anything. Drink was good too. Staff were friendly and quite funny.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Not great. Slow service. Poorly cooked. Crowded. Not vegetarian friendly. More a pub than a restaurant

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Long wait for average food, very thick soup, frozen chips, pasta no imagination really, quite noisy & expensive 🫣

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Was looking for somewhere to eat while staying in Elgin. Had a great meal and service. It was an easy choice for my second night

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite for lunch. Great menu, tasted fab. Got a lovely welcome from the staff for both us and our dogs . We’ll be back next time we’re in the area

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Visited Elgin for 5 nights and ate here on 3 of them. A really nice pub/restaurant with lovely, friendly staff. Every meal we had was delicious, we especially liked the salt and pepper squid. Over the 3 nights we ate squid, langoustines, sea trout, monkfish...and venison, all excellent. The atmosphere was good and the staff great.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

Visited after a few years and thought I’d give it another go. Unfortunately I was not over the moon on this visit, had squid and a burger. Nothing special and would give it a miss next time. Would have tried something else but I found...it a little expensive, had I of done so and been dissaponted it would have got less starsMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
Call the pub and ask.
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Response from TheDrouthyCobbler | Property representative |
We don't allow dogs inside. As Lesley M notes, we do have covered and heated outdoor seating and are delighted to welcome dogs outside.
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The Drouthy Cobbler is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5