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Cloisters (Free)
Excellent based on 40 ratings
Type: Bar

26 Brougham St
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9JH [ print map ]
0131 221 9997

cloistersbar.com

Hours: Normal pub hours


Mayor: allmyvinyl (19) | Taps: 9 casks |


Cloisters (Free)

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Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Wee Heavy , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Hymn to Ninkasi , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Framboise , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen BrŁtos , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Bavaria , Plockton Pael Gael , Eden Definitely Not The Official Beer Of... , Strathaven Usquebae Ale 56, Plockton Starboard! 39, Islay Saligo Ale 24, MÚR Tea, Vicar? 37, Scottish Borders Gold Dust , Islay Ardnave Ale 41, Cairngorm Nessies Monster Mash (Cask) 53, Black Wolf Rufus , Abbot BrewHouse Code Breaker , The Hanging Bat US Session IPA , Sulwath Knockendoch 25, Broughton Mad Merlin , Knops Crazy Wrangel
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40 reviews for Cloisters (Free)
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  73%
 Value  70%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mark1969  (24) edinburgh, Scotland | January 17, 2012| Updated January 21, 2012
Great bar with excellent real ales on draught. The staff very passionate about real ale .outstanding venue .
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | July 8, 2014
Oh i cant believe 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 permanent highland tap, and Stewarts Pentland, they have replaced Guinness with Black Isle Porter and have an occasional range of interesting Keg beers. Children over 5 now allowed with food up till 7pm
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | November 4, 2011
My favourite pub in Edinburgh as anyone who knows me will testify. 4 regular ales: Stewarts Pentland IPA and a dry hopped Stewarts 80/- specially made for Cloisters (Holy Grale), also Highland Scapa Special and Cairngprm Trade Winds. 5 constantly rotating guest ales, many of which are from Scottish breweries. A dedicated craft keg and Black Isle Porter and Blonde also regulars. Beer is exceptionally well kept, friendly atmosphere. No music. What are you waiting for?
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (71) , Northern Ireland | July 15, 2013
one of my favourite pubs in edinburgh
fantastic converted church interior, watch the spiral staircase after youíve hada few!
great range of cask beers with a couple of keg fonts thrown in for good measure
most recent visit saw them launching scotlandís 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
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Butty  (11) , Scotland | January 1, 2012
My local boozer ... and what a good one to have as a local. Itís small and, since the beer is great, often crowded in the evenings. However during the day this can be a quiet haven in which to enjoy a pint and a paper. An ever rotating range of ales from the UK (and bottles from further afield) are announced by Twitter. Certainly one of Edinburghís best real ale establishments. Not tried the food yet, but Iíve heard good things.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
digita7693  (6) Kassel, Germany | February 19, 2012
Great small pub next to an episcopal church in Tollcross, and which, from my understanding, used to be part of the church. Nice typical uk pub, with I believe 10 cask beers, several of which are rotating, a couple of the usual uk suspects on tap (guiness, tennets, kursovice) and a few nice bottles. The staff are wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I was there early and they were discussing a couple casks they had just gotten in while I was sitting there and one of the bar tenders went down to the cellar and poured a couple glasses and brought them back up so that we could all try. Food looked good and seemed to be typical pub fare, but I didnt try anything. I would highly recommend going if you like cask ales.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
JohnRMurdoch  (301) Glasgow, Scotland | November 18, 2010| Updated June 19, 2012
Present for launch of the new Stewart Hefe Weizen Beer. Busy real ale bar with clientele who are real ale enthusuiasts. Good selection of interesting quality real ales & staff who are interested. A good place to sample good real ales and meet fellow beer lovers.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
northropfrye  (184) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2013
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (493) Banbury, England | April 26, 2012
This turned out to be our favourite pub in Edinburgh. The church fittings are still pretty obvious, the feeling is of a grander comfort than some of the smaller pubs. The range of beers is terrific from all over the UK. We ate here too, the food being very decent. A must visit for me.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
brownyonder  (22) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 21, 2011
Really nice pub with great selection of well kept beers. Even better, no music or TV to distract from the patter.

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