Cloisters

26 Brougham Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9JH
bar  4.55/5.0 56 reviews
Su 12.30-24.00; Fr&Sa 12.00-01.00; others 12.00-24.00

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (4) | Taps: 9 cask + 6 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead  (50) , Denmark | November 20, 2013
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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
danlo  (88) Darlington , England | November 6, 2013| Updated November 9, 2013
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron  (76) , Czech Republic | August 7, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (164) , Northern Ireland | July 15, 2013
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
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
northropfrye  (253) 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.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jfb  (137) Freising, Germany | May 30, 2013
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.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (641) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
MalcolmTucker  (46) , Scotland | March 12, 2013
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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
MrW  (52) Londerzeel, Belgium | February 11, 2013
Cosy next to the warm fire. Nice but limited selection, but too bad the cask of my ordered beer was empty. Friendly personel, certainly on this rainy day. Located a bit too far from the city center, but that could just an illusion due to the rain.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | September 26, 2012
Fairly decent modern street corner local.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Kingink  (7) Edinburgh, | September 17, 2012
One of my favourites. Always a great selection of well looked after beers.

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