Cloisters

26 Brougham Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9JH
bar  4.55/5.0 61 reviews
Su 12.30-24.00; Fr&Sa 12.00-01.00; others 12.00-24.00

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (15) | Taps: 9 cask + 6 | Bottles: 20
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Beers At Cloisters

NameABVEntered
Naylors Original Liquorice Libation4.4%9/19/2017
Two By Two Snake Eyes4.7%9/19/2017
Tempest Little White Cloud Gooseberry Edition3.6%9/19/2017
True North Cascade4.3%9/19/2017
Loch Lomond Hoptrail Outlander6.5%8/18/2017
Campervan Wandering #3 Farmhoose5%8/18/2017
Waen Chocolate Orange Snowball7%8/14/2017
Hopcraft Napoleon Complex3.9%8/14/2017
Waen Calypso Stylee4.2%8/14/2017
Hopcraft There Is A Light That Never Goes Out4.5%8/14/2017
Hopcraft / Waen Bumper to Bumper4.8%8/14/2017
Hopcraft / Waen The Mousse That Cried Wolf4.2%8/14/2017
Dry & Bitter Simcoe Bale Ale4.6%7/22/2017
Fallen Local Motive3.9%7/13/2017
Wylam Remain In Light5%7/13/2017
Slightly Foxed Crafty Fox4.1%7/13/2017
Eyeball Orange6.5%7/13/2017
Canediguerra / Guineu Taronja Pale Ale4.6%6/18/2017
Tempest Half Life3.4%6/18/2017
Roosters Twenty Four Seven4.7%6/18/2017
Knops Revolver6%5/29/2017
Rat Ratella4.3%5/29/2017
Campervan Leith'al Juice7.5%5/29/2017
Neon Raptor Somewhere I Belong6.8%5/29/2017
Abbeydale Salvation #2 Rice Pudding5.9%5/25/2017
Tryst Drovers 80/- (aka Wheel Ale)4%5/25/2017
Top Out Pale Ale Cascade UK3.6%5/25/2017
Magic Rock The Magic Spanner3.9%5/6/2017
Magic Rock Hat-Trick3.7%5/6/2017
Magic Rock Fantasma6.5%5/6/2017
Five Points London Smoke7.8%4/24/2017
Tiny Rebel Banoffee Dunkelweiss5.6%4/24/2017
Stewart Radical Road Reverse4.6%4/24/2017
Five Points Brick Field Brown5.5%4/24/2017
Hybrid Jarrylo Saison5.7%4/24/2017
Tempest Chinook Vs Citra3.6%4/24/2017
Farmageddon Mosaic IPA6.3%3/16/2017
Abbeydale Baby Black Mass4.8%3/16/2017
Oakham Preacher4.3%3/16/2017
Beer Works Doctor Morton's Cattle Prod4.1%3/16/2017
Ilkley Hanging Stone5%3/9/2017
Settle Blood Orange IPA4.8%3/9/2017
Salopian Time Machine3.9%3/9/2017
Slater's Amarillo4%3/9/2017
Alechemy Blindside3.7%2/28/2017
Shiny Affinity Hoppy4.6%2/28/2017
Fyne Ales Guava Sour 5%2/28/2017
Jaw Brew 7 Bells6.8%2/28/2017
Vocation Bread & Butter3.9%2/28/2017
Tiny Rebel Juicy4.8%2/17/2017
Born In The Borders Rebel Yell3.5%2/17/2017
Wylam Hickey The Rake4.2%1/30/2017
Green Jack Golden Best (aka Golden Jack)3.8%1/30/2017
RCH Hewish Sunrise4.2%1/30/2017
Crooked Stave / Hawkshead Key Lime Tau (2π)6.28%1/14/2017
Hawkshead Northern Imperial Stout9.5%1/14/2017
Hawkshead / Cigar City Tiramisu Imperial Stout10%1/14/2017
Dark Star Green Hopped IPA6.5%1/12/2017
Blue Monkey Funky Gibbon4.1%1/12/2017
Arbor Hoploader4%1/12/2017
Blackjack Double Bluff4.8%1/8/2017
Alechemy Kiwi Botherer5%1/8/2017
Stewart Camo Ammo 5.7%1/8/2017
Bad Seed Pistachio Gelato4.5%12/2/2016
Cullercoats Shipping Forecast #5 Cromarty4.1%11/23/2016
Cross Borders Porter4.2%11/23/2016
Valve Single Coil 7.5%11/23/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra7.2%11/23/2016
Brass Castle / Blackjack Lemon Spritz5%11/22/2016
Lawman Eldritch6%11/22/2016
Summer Wine Sunset Strip Equinox5.2%11/15/2016
Roosters YPA4.3%11/15/2016
Salopian Propaganda5%11/15/2016
Green Jack Canary Pale Ale3.8%11/15/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Raspberry Milk Stout4.5%11/4/2016
Stewart Penny Mob4.2%11/4/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Mosaic6%11/3/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Cascade & Jarrylo6.3%11/3/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Masala Chai3.5%11/3/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Gilmore Place4.2%11/3/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen - Hopscotch Series - Northdown4.5%11/3/2016
Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Sing Swanston4.5%11/3/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (1719) , England | April 22, 2015
Nice place off the beaten track. Nice traditional feel to the place and a good range of cask Scottish Micros. Stopped for lunch and the chips were amazing. If you’re in Edinburgh pop along to Cloisters. It’s worth the walk
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | May 26, 2012
Another lovely pub situated in a historic building. Great selection and was happy to try some Black Isle beers here. Didn’t get a chance to eat, but was content in filling up on a few beers. During the day was nice and quiet, must get mental during the evenings. Need to return for another visit.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1232) London, England | April 10, 2017
Cloisters was heaving when we visited so it was difficult to get an idea of what it was like. We managed to find an area to stand near a column to avoid the worst of the crush and my impression was of a large open plan room a bit like a banking hall, with a spiral staircase leading downstairs. The beers list was reasonable. (Visited 2 February 2017).
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Fin  (1174) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 16, 2014
Me and Loz visited here on Saturday 15th March 2014. This is another bar that we’d been to a few times before with Craig and Stella but on this occasion we were on our own. Cloisters as you might expect is close to a church, I’m not sure of the name of the church or even the area where we were. The bar has lots of wood and appears quite old we both like the spiral staircase. It had a rather stale beer smell today which was one if the only negatives. Whilst there were plenty of taps/handpumps from which to choose, the choice was a little too dominated by Abbeydale beers which are fine but with such a thriving beer scene around now I think by limiting themselves they might be missing a trick. The barman was very good he spotted a beer (already served) on a table and was clearly unhappy with the appearance offering to replace it for another beer which I believe he did in the end. The bar is to the left and in front of you as you enter. I really like Cloisters, however it is clear that competition is really hotting up on the pub/bar front in Edinburgh and I fear that this bar could effectively be left behind by the top choices and become something of a ’best of the rest’ type establishment.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (1156) Banbury, England | April 26, 2012
This turned out to be our favourite pub in Edinburgh. The church fittings are still pretty obvious, the feeling is of a grander comfort than some of the smaller pubs. The range of beers is terrific from all over the UK. We ate here too, the food being very decent. A must visit for me.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (1046) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beershine  (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | October 21, 2010
Rivals the Bow for best beer bar in Edinburgh. Actually beat the Bow on the quality of the selection, overall. High turnovers on the beers. Excellent friendly service in a small pub with a great vibe. Solid single malt list as well.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (849) Tromsø, 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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Oakes  (832) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 18, 2010
A top spot. They’ve got a good beer list, ever rotating taps. Some nice whiskies, too. Often packed, though, try to visit in off-peak times.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (687) 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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