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Cloisters
Excellent based on 48 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: Normal pub hours


Mayor: allmyvinyl (14) | Taps: 9 casks |


Cloisters

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Beer Available At Cloisters (arranged by most recent)
Fyne Ales Clachan Dubh , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Kitchen Porter , Lawman Horizon APA , Highland St. Magnus 53, Oakham Mompessons Gold 84, Hardknott Continuum 75, An Teallach Beallach Na Ba 25, Weird Beard Decadence 97, Freewheelin’ Winter Ale , Freewheelin’ Ruby , Freewheelin’ XX Bitter , Freewheelin’ Blonde , Freewheelin’ Blonde , Waen Tinderbox , Buxton Rednik Stout 93, Magic Rock Pith Head 63, Oakham The Kraken’s Ink 91, Tryst Raspberry Chocolate Porter , Bad Seed South Pacific Pale Ale 71, Broughton Mad Merlin
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48 reviews for Cloisters
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  75%
 Food  73%
 Value  72%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  90%
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70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (457) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666  (16) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 12, 2015
Good selection of beer, often a focus on Scottish cask. Very recently added two more keg lines so expect to see the selection improve. Has had a frequently changing kitchen, don’t think I’ve ever eaten here though. Good staff, good prices, nice pub.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
androman  (35) Maarssen, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
Visited on Saturday lunch time so it was very quiet. Kind of traditional pub. Some great local ales on tap one of them was brewed for the pub only. Didn’t check the bottle selection and food. Friendly and informative staff. Card paymet charged with +40p extra which is strange. Worth a visit.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Strebs  (203) St. Louis, Missouri | January 10, 2015
Very friendly place with some interesting beers on tap. Recommended.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
BenH  (21) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 31, 2014
Booze hall type layout. Mostly cask ales in terms of interesting beers, always in good condition. Staff are friendly, service is good. Decent pub all round but not exactly a Willy Wonka factory of craft beer, always something worth drinking though
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
cgarvieuk  (177) Edinburgh , Scotland | December 31, 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
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (814) Tourist Town (West), England | December 21, 2014
Visited on Saturday 08/12/12 around 4pm. Just a 2 or so minutes walk from the Hanging Bat, Cloisters is a trad pub in an old stone building. Pretty spacious inside, the way the furniture is laid out does not make this place feel cramped. 8 beers on cask during my visit, largely Scottish micros, supplemented with one or two Engels, all in good condition. Lively and friendly Saturday afternoon crowd all in good spirits, service was fine. Decent boozer and well worth a visit before or after the Bat.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (394) , England | October 29, 2014
Friday 24th Oct 2014: rammed with happy customers. Friendly, busy staff and good conditioned cask ales makes the mini-scrum at the bar worth it. We found the girls seats and my mate and I stood. Came here years ago and it was the same: very popular with locals and tourists alike, mostly locals on both my visits. Nice bar but too small for the amount of customers it can cram in. A proper drinking bar with character.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete  (97) Ghent, Belgium | September 21, 2014
Visited the bar for lunch. We had a very well made burger with some very good scottisch ales. Friendly service, well chosen beer menu with rotating taps. Worth a visit!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome  (48) Somerville, Massachusetts | September 1, 2014
Nice selection of beers, great prices, and everything can be had in 1/4ths with no markup. Fantastic service.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (323) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2014
2014-07-09. Nice selection of casks and taps but few I woud rave about tonight. bartender is friendly and seems knowledgable. Cozy, friendly puppy at next table. Atmosphere is very comfortable, lots of wood with a very traditional pub feel, but with just a bit of a cafe infusion as well. We only stayed for one drink here as we had had a big day already but would have liked to have stayed longer.

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