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Cloisters Bar

26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 221 9997
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Ranked #553 of 1,898 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegetarian, British, Gastropub
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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: Tuesday - Saturday. Evening meals: Tuesday - Saturday. All afternoon: Sunday
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Excellent pub with an excellent range of real ales which change on a weekly basis. Good selection of wines. I'm not sure why this web site has it has a restaurant, it does bar food but it's a pub that sells food not a restaurant that sells beer.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I often visit this wonderful pub when I'm in this area, I have a friend who lives quite close to the pub and he and I have spent many happy hours sampling some of the great range of cask conditioned beers on sale. I must point out that this is one of the few pubs that serve their ale at... More 

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edinburgh
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went their for the first time the other day because I heard they had Pilot Breweries Ultravilot on cask and had to try it, so glad I did it was lovely. Nice place with no music , didn't see a TV either ...so what....good selection of Beers/Ales on tap and bottle, the food looked good as well.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

YES! This is my idea of a perfect evening spent by a hot fire. Yes literally a hot fire roaring at my table while I play scrabble and drink beer. Go here and enjoy the atmosphere!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Plenty of choice of ales, and seating so all in all good spot for a pint..............................

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have eaten here and the food was decent pub standard but where it really scores is as a pub, good different beers and a friendly welcoming atmosphere

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Really good choice of beers and attentive and friendly barman. Try one of the black metal beers, they are delicious! Unfortunately they were between chefs so we didn't get to try the food.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I come here every time I visit Edinburgh, and the jovial atmosphere, the almost-forced table-sharing and the excellent variety of beer, ales and whisky will keep me coming back. The food is above average for a pub, although they don't serve every night (I think they don't serve food on Mondays).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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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Address: 26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 221 9997
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, British, Gastropub

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