Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

The Cloisters

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
The CloistersThe Cloisters

Type: Bar

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

0131 221 9997‎ | map

No notes at this time.

Added by seanyfo on 04-21-2010

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by digita7693:
Photo of digita7693
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

 731 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of ItyMeuh
5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of seanyfo
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

 954 characters

The Cloisters in Edinburgh, GB6, United Kingdom
4.65 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!