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Cloisters (Free)
Excellent based on 44 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 (15) | Taps: 9 casks |


Cloisters (Free)

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Beer Available At Cloisters (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Weird Beard Decadence 97, Freewheelin’ Winter Ale , Freewheelin’ Ruby , Freewheelin’ XX Bitter , Freewheelin’ DIzzy Blonde , Freewheelin’ Blonde , Waen Tinderbox , Buxton Rednik Stout 93, Magic Rock Pith Head 58, Oakham The Kraken’s Ink 89, Tryst Raspberry Chocolate Porter , Bad Seed South Pacific Pale Ale 71, Broughton Mad Merlin , Raw Blonde Pale Ale 37, Brass Castle Bad Kitty 86, Hopcraft Sharks Against Surfers , Highland Jack Flag , Revolutions Tin Drum , Tyne Bank Green Hop , Alechemy Strachan’s ERA
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44 reviews for Cloisters (Free)
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  74%
 Value  71%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  90%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brugmansia  (416) Jylland, Denmark | April 26, 2012
Visited this pub on the Great Graig Pubcrawl Tour 23/4-2012. This pub is a typical old corner city pub. They have a good variation on both scottish and english beers. Very friendly staff. The place can at times be very crowded, but it defently a place to visit if you go to Edinburgh. Most days they do pub food, but haven´t tried it. They do have a few bottle beers as well.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
digita7693  (6) Bonn, 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.
100
  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 .
68
  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
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. 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.
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing  (321) 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.
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?
74
  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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
downender  (306) 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.

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