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The Conan Doyle

) #247 of 1,865 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ , British,
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
+44 131 557 9539
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (26 reviews)
“chicken pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 731 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy pub in the centre of Edinburgh. Great food and super atmosphere. Would definitely recommend, however make sure you book as it gets quite busy on an evening.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time we saw this place on the corner around from our hotel we knew we needed to go in there and have a beer and a bite to eat. The menu was interesting, it was all different baked pies and special traditional Scottish dishes....More

Thank brelda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dan our waiter made us feel right at home, the beer selection was good but the steak pie was one of those from out of this world. so good, very generous portion

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice pub lunch at this restaurant. I ordered the fish sandwich and my husband ordered the beef and Mushroom pie. Everything maws excellent. The cod was fried in a tempura like better, very light and tasty and was accompanied by hand...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've read a few reviews here about bad service and I agree 100% with all of them. The absolute worst service came from a guy with a funny beard and an extremely dirty apron. The guy took for ever to acknowledge us and once he...More

1  Thank Michel A
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

While we do like to hear constructive suggestions on how to improve our lovely pub I am afraid we won't respond to abusive messages. For anyone reading the above review for guidance whether or not to visit us, please take the comments with a pinch...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub! Close to Doyle's birthplace and nicely decorated. It was very busy, but the staff were professional and service was quick. Food could have been better, pretty average pub fare, bit decent for the price.

Thank Shinylifeforme
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub - we're glad you liked our traditional pub fare and drinks!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice pub,location is good,staff very kind,lovely athmosphere! Food was good as well and the prices are ok! I ll deffo be back

1  Thank Silvia L
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. We're glad that you had a great time - what we aim for with every guest! - and hope that we can serve you up some great food and drink again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with my husband on our final night in Edinburgh. Our hotel was just across the road so very handy. We had popped in earlier in the day for a drink and liked the look of the menu. We hadn't booked a...More

Thank DeanieB73
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to review our pub! We are glad that you had a great time and enjoyed the references to Conan Doyle's most popular character dotted about the place! We hope to welcome you back again when you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an average pub. You expect the food to be good, the service efficient and the prices reasonable. There was nothing exceptional about this place, but it was not unpleasant. You have to appreciate the historical significance.

Thank Upalong
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub! We are glad that you thought everything was great and enjoyed our links with the great author himself!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We badly needed a sit down and a good feed after walking around Edinburgh Castle for a few hours and our friend suggested this establishment. She was correct, what a nice comfortable and clean pub. I had a steak which was to a very good...More

Thank Perren4
General Manager A, Manager at The Conan Doyle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit & hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Edinburgh!

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When we were here there were two tables with children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-73 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighbourhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 9539
Description
You will find The Conan Doyle in Edinburgh within a short stroll of Picardy Place, Cathedral Lane and Queens Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Conan Doyle is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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