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Cloisters Bar

26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 221 9997
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Ranked #712 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Tapas, Vegetarian, British, Fish & Chips
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Traditional city centre pub with 9 cask ales, 8 keg beers and large Malt whisky selection which serves great locally sourced fresh food. Lunches served Wednesday - Saturday. Evening tapas menu Tuesday - Saturday. Sunday brunch including full Scottish breakfast every Sunday.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Traditional city centre pub with 9 cask ales, 8 keg beers and large Malt whisky selection which serves great locally sourced fresh food. Lunches served Wednesday - Saturday. Evening tapas menu Tuesday - Saturday. Sunday brunch including full Scottish breakfast every Sunday.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It used to be good but they don't clean the tubes where the beer comes from. Taste terrible. Definitely requires new owners. this was a while ago but totally put me off. Won't go back again.

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B R, Manager at Cloisters Bar, responded to this review

Can I first start by saying that I never respond to reviews on here or anywhere else as I feel that everybody is entitled to an opinion and forums like this are good for people to air their views. I didn't even respond to the gentleman who gave us 1 star for being closed for a refurbishment! However I feel... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I love this bar as you never know what beer it is going to be serving. One day they can have a beer that tastes of coffee along with their well kept hoppy beers. Love it

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bangor
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

very handy to lauriston place premier inn. friendly local and very knowledge staff. 9 rotating real ales in top condition. snacks available.well wort a visit.

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CHESTERFIELD
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120 reviews 120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

really busy Friday about 6 pm great atmosphere and superb selection of real ales wines whiskies and ciders.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Cloisters is in a convenient location and so its often the meeting point with our friends. It has a fine selection of beers and they are happy to recommend things. It's always packed and its a small space so you are unlikely to get a seat. But they allow dogs, it's a cosy vibe and always an enjoyable experience. Haven't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Cute little bar, but be warned, they don't serve much food late. Anyway, beer is food. Dogs are allowed - so you can tell it really is a nice neighborhood pub

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

reading the previous review who gave one star as the place is closed for Refurb just compelled me to write a review. 1) Cloisters to the Best of my Knowledge doesnt have a Web site, It does however have a Facebook page, and the Refurb is mentioned their. 2) Reviewing a place 1Star thats closed for a Refurb, isnt a... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I am sure the locals know, but as a visitor i was shocked to find the place closed for a refurb, it was one of the the must goto bars when your visiting and lets just say I was very disappointed to find the red door shut and a little sign stating closed for a refurb - not a whisper... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

visited for the first time last night. Lovely pub! ordered a few of their tapas dishes which were a wee bit expensive for what you got, but tasted good - a scottish version of tapas! would return.

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Birmingham, England
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239 reviews 239 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great bar/pub, decent set of ales and well kept too if my experience was anything to go by. Nice feel to it and worthy addition on any real ale crawl.

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