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Cloisters (Free)
Excellent based on 39 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Hours: Normal pub hours


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Cloisters (Free)

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Beer Available At Cloisters (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Oakham Green Devil IPA 99, Alechemy Up and Atom , Kelburn Regnitz , Highland Seydlitz , Roosters / Pretty Things Saint Robert , Quantum / Elixir Elixium 76, Elixir Sugar Lumps: The Revenge , Tiny Rebel XLPA 85, Purple Moose Dark Side Of The Moose / Ochr Tywyll Y Mws 69, Celt Experience Celt Native Storm 67, Ticketybrew Blonde 39, Stonehenge Sign of Spring 16, Animal / Elephant School Saison Dark 66, Dark Star Seville 87, Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Hymn to Ninkasi , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Medieval , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Brütos , Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Wee Heavy , Summer Wine Sabertooth IPA 90, In Cahoots White
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39 reviews for Cloisters (Free)
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  73%
 Value  70%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666  (99) Göteborg, Sweden | December 24, 2009
On Cgarvieuk’s recommendation (thx), almost 1 hours wallk from the Walvery station (if you have small legs which my 4 year old son has :-)). He was happy until he was "ported" - no one under the age of 18 is allowed to be insided the pub (I don’t think children that age are so keen on Real Ales). Anyhow the man behind the bar was kindly to let me have a freebee on one of the real ales before making final decison.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
TimE  (241) Tokyo, Japan | October 5, 2009
Nice spacious atmosphere, much more modern than most Edinburgh pubs. Decent selection of some obscure Scottish/UK beers. Really good staff. Beer condition was very fine.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo  (72) FŘRRESFJORDEN, Norway | September 20, 2009| Updated September 22, 2009
19.09.2009. Nice small pub. They had a lot of local beer on tap. I tried a lokal Stewarts Pentland IPA and a Island Bere from Shetland.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf  (142) Kolding, Denmark | August 4, 2009
I must say that I was a bit underwhelmed. Noisy, crowded and with rather poor-quality beers. There are many, I’ll give them that, but when they are the usual suspects, I wouldn’t bother walking slightly out of town for this again.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (370) Tromsř, Norway | December 23, 2008
Outstanding drinking place with an unpretentious atmosphere and lots of pubcos. Visited by different kinds of people. On Sundays guests come from service at the nearby church to have a couple of good pints here. Broad selection of ales, including Hole Grale from Stewart Brewing. Open at 12.30 on Sundays.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub  (458) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | August 16, 2007
Friendly people, good selection of well-kept cask-ales, relaxed atmosphere - what do You need more after a busy day in Edinburgh ? This is right place to spend the evening...........
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi  (50) bantervile, England | June 19, 2007
A nice cosy looking pub. 8 ales i believe, even had a crouch vale beer in. Decent service and whisky selection. One to go back to.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 11, 2007
A very impressive building and interior succeed in making you feel at home while you gaze at all the attractive nooks and crannies. People were quite quiet here even though all tables were taken, and most of them by people in their twenties, creating a meditative atmosphere. Food is typical Scottish pub food, hefty portions of heavy foods. The toad in the hole I had (sausages in some kind of dough) was decent and absurdly filling. Not expensive either. Note that they serve meals from 12 to 6pm only. Beer selection was fun and ample too and the bartenders really friendly and knowledgeable. I happened to be staying the Tollcross neighborhood of Edinburgh while visiting, so this pub was an easy walk for me. Otherwise, follow Gazza’s advice and you’ll get there in no time. A fine Scottish pub experience!
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Gazza  (163) Worcester, England | September 6, 2006
Sister pub to the Bow Bar and housed in a most attractive church-type building, this excellent place is a bit out of the way and so attracts very few tourists but is easy to reach using the frequent buses which pass close by; try the 24 for a direct service or anything from 11, 15,16,17,23 or 45 which go along Home Street just a few minutes away. The food is very good and, as befits the sister pub of the Bow Bar, the beer is excellent too with a decent selection, if not quite as interesting as the Bow.

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