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Beer Available At Cloisters (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Abbeydale Black Bishop , Thornbridge Lord Marples 68, Flipside Clippings IPA 44, Anarchy Blonde St*r 52, Beer Works Doctor Mortons Pylon Climber , Alechemy Bowhemia Pale 49, Liverpool Organic Kitty Wilkinson 75, Alechemy Ritual 77, Great Heck Porter , Alechemy Stereotype 61, Summer Wine Oregon Pale Ale 91, Atom Pale Ale 45, Magic Rock The Stooge 84, Stewart Copper Cascade 54, Quantum / Elixir Elixium , Alechemy Onyx 85, Roosters / Pretty Things Saint Robert , Great Heck Amish Mash 73, Great Heck Shankar IPA 84, Loch Lomond 60/-
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Fin (471) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 16, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Me and Loz visited here on Saturday 15th March 2014. This is another bar that we’d been to a few times before with Craig and Stella but on this occasion we were on our own. Cloisters as you might expect is close to a church, I’m not sure of the name of the church or even the area where we were. The bar has lots of wood and appears quite old we both like the spiral staircase. It had a rather stale beer smell today which was one if the only negatives. Whilst there were plenty of taps/handpumps from which to choose, the choice was a little too dominated by Abbeydale beers which are fine but with such a thriving beer scene around now I think by limiting themselves they might be missing a trick. The barman was very good he spotted a beer (already served) on a table and was clearly unhappy with the appearance offering to replace it for another beer which I believe he did in the end. The bar is to the left and in front of you as you enter. I really like Cloisters, however it is clear that competition is really hotting up on the pub/bar front in Edinburgh and I fear that this bar could effectively be left behind by the top choices and become something of a ’best of the rest’ type establishment.
StoutHead (20) , Denmark | November 20, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely place with cosy couches. They have a great selection of beer and the staff is very knowledgeable about the beers they’re serving. And they’re not skimping when they pour either. Great place.
danlo (37) Darlington , England | November 6, 2013| Updated November 9, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pub located off Lothian Road in central Edinburgh with a traditional looking interior. Good range of cask ales available also some beers on tap, with good service. Can take abit of effort getting through to the bar when busy.
TheCametron (42) , Czech Republic | August 7, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This pub was literally the Cloisters of the church next door I believe. It’s a welcoming pub in Tollcross with an open fire, accomodating staff and a reliably quick turnover of well kept cask ales. The food is excellent and usually incorporates one of the beers on tap. Definitly more cask orientated but youll see some decent kegs and bottle beers in there from time to time. Hanging Bat just up the road is a better ’beer bar’ but as far as proper pubs go, Cloisters has everything I’m looking for. An essential part of Edinburgh’s beer tapestry.
Beersiveknown (64) , Northern Ireland | July 15, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
one of my favourite pubs in edinburgh
fantastic converted church interior, watch the spiral staircase after you’ve hada few!
great range of cask beers with a couple of keg fonts thrown in for good measure
most recent visit saw them launching scotland’s newst visit.
although quiet,staffwent out of their way to help, texting staff at another pub to find out what was on there
food available, not sampled
northropfrye (156) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Probably our favourite pub in Edinburgh. No music, no TV, just the sound of lively conversation, as it should be. Oh, and they have a great selection of real ales. Highly recommended.
cgarvieuk (151) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 6, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Oh i cant belive ive not rated this. This is now my (work)Local. there a few lunchtimes every week. 9 taps 5 changing and 4 fixed (Stewart Holy grail, Tim Taylor Landlord, Cairngorm Tradewinds,deuchers IPA). Beer always top notch. Very friendly... This is my TOP equal choice of Edinburgh bar (along with the Bow Bar) the 5 Guest Taps Change frequently, through a wide and varied selection
Since my original rate way back in 2008...this place has gone from strength to strength, they have removed Landlord, and Deuchers and put in a permenent highland tap, and Stewarts Pendland, theyu have replaced Guinnes with Black Isle Porter and have an occasional range of interesting Keg beers.
jfb (114) , Germany | May 30, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small traditional pub just a short walk from the Hanging Bat. Was so full on a Friday afternoon I could barely find a place to put down my glass. 9 cask ales, interesting selection and fairly priced. The bar staff is friendly and talkative.
Scopey (355) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A rather nice pub with a focus on Scottish ale located on Brougham St. They had Alechemy, Ayr, Stewart, Black Isle and the like on during my visit. Everything that I tried was in good condition. Staff were friendly and helpful. I can’t say there was anything unique on draft when I was there, but I certainly enjoyed my time.
MalcolmTucker (39) , Scotland | March 12, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pub for cask beer. It has a good selection and the beer is always in great condition. Staff are knowledgable and friendly.
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