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The Cloisters

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Type: Bar

26 Brougham Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9JH
United Kingdom

0131 221 9997‎ | map

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Added by seanyfo on 04-21-2010

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Reviews by digita7693:
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4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.04/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Located in what was once the All Saints Parsonage, the Cloisters simply screams ambience - though, I would not scream within the walls of any cloister. It is warm and comfy; there is a fireplace, stone walls and a well-worn wooden floor. Upon entry, you can step to your right and relax in the formal dining room; or turn left into the convivial bar area, where you order food and their wonderful ales, some of which include many Scottish names (Swannay, Stewarts and Abbeydale, to name a few.) The food is fresh and tasty. It is located just a few blocks west of Old Town, and several blocks south of Princes Street, where you can catch the No. 24 Bus. (It also passes by the Hanging Bat, a recommended beer bar that I (unfortunately) did not visit. Next time.

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Photo of ItyMeuh
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of seanyfo
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Located near the city centre between Tollcross and the Meadows.

A lovely old coverted Ministers house full of alcoves, whitewashed wals, traditionally wood fixtures and a lovely old fireplace.

Crowd is a mix of the business sector, retired folks, students and lovers of real ale.

Service is excellent with bar staff knowledge very good and happy to recommend if not sure.

Selection had 8 cask ales, 4 rotating, timothy taylor landlord and cairngorm tradewinds being regulars. Also has Guiness and budvar on tap. Selection of bottled beer seems to rotate also with offerings from USA, Belgium, Germany and Brewdog seen on several occasions.

Has home cooked food but have not tried to date as yet.

Expect to pay £3 a pint of cask ale which is the norm for Edinburgh so i guess price is reasonable.

One annoying thing about this pub - good luck finding a seat - come 5pm the place is rammed to closing time!!!

One of my favourite pubs in Edinburgh!

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The Cloisters in Edinburgh, GB6, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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