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


74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (620) , England | October 29, 2014
Friday 24th Oct 2014: rammed with happy customers. Friendly, busy staff and good conditioned cask ales makes the mini-scrum at the bar worth it. We found the girls seats and my mate and I stood. Came here years ago and it was the same: very popular with locals and tourists alike, mostly locals on both my visits. Nice bar but too small for the amount of customers it can cram in. A proper drinking bar with character.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete  (151) Oosterzele, Belgium | September 21, 2014
Visited the bar for lunch. We had a very well made burger with some very good scottisch ales. Friendly service, well chosen beer menu with rotating taps. Worth a visit!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
williamstome  (60) Denver, Colorado | September 1, 2014
Nice selection of beers, great prices, and everything can be had in 1/4ths with no markup. Fantastic service.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (582) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2014| Updated August 24, 2015
2014-07-09. Nice selection of casks and taps but few I would rave about tonight. bartender is friendly and seems knowledgable. Cozy, friendly puppy at next table. Atmosphere is very comfortable, lots of wood with a very traditional pub feel, but with just a bit of a cafe infusion as well. We only stayed for one drink here as we had had a big day already but would have liked to have stayed longer.
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.
76
  • 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  (146) 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  (94) , 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (174) , 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  (289) 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  (162) , 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.

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