Cloisters (Free) | Edinburgh,
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Cloisters (Free)
Excellent based on 41 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: Normal pub hours

Mayor: allmyvinyl (17) | Taps: 9 casks |

Cloisters (Free)

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Beer Available At Cloisters (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Pilot Beer CitraBlond , Mordue IPA 87, Fourpure Oatmeal Stout 60, Drygate Gladeye IPA 55, Broughton Special Stout , Windswept APA 49, Tempest Easy Livin’ 74, Pilot Beer Somer , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Wee Heavy , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Hymn to Ninkasi , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Framboise , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Brütos , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Bavaria , Plockton Pael Gael , Eden Definitely Not The Official Beer Of... , Strathaven Usquebae Ale 59, Plockton Starboard! 39, Islay Saligo Ale 24, MňR Tea, Vicar? 37, Scottish Borders Gold Dust
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41 reviews for Cloisters (Free)
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  73%
 Value  71%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 15/20
Benio  (13) , | January 16, 2012| Updated March 28, 2012
great selection of real cask ale. staff are very helpful and know alot about the beers on draught
  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. It’s 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 Edinburgh’s best real ale establishments. Not tried the food yet, but I’ve heard good things.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (304) Oslo, Norway | November 22, 2011
Pretty good selection of beers. A bit too bright and modern for the good old pub feeling, but nice place. Well worth visiting.
  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?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb  (131) Edinburgh, Scotland | September 6, 2011
Beautiful old boozer with helpful staff and a nice ambience where you can hear yourself speal. There is a large range of cask ales. Generally speaking they seem to know what they’re doing with the black art of handling cask ales.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
downender  (303) Bristol, England | June 18, 2011
Visited 7/6/2011. Busy bar with a decent selection of contrasting ales. Barmaid was friendly and efficient. Worth the walk from the Bow Bar.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278  (13) , Scotland | March 3, 2011| Updated November 9, 2011
My local! Great selection of rotating cask ales, one guest keg, often featuring Tempest/Black Isle and the like. Nice bottles too, they’ve just started stocking Old Chimney Good King Henry and IPA along with Orkney Porter & others. Always a brilliant atmosphere, super-friendly staff and great pub food thanks to the new chef. Brilliant all-round pub.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus  (89) California | February 23, 2011
a Great real ale pub, guest ales rotating regularly and mostly of scottish origin.
  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.

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