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“Great classic cosy pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cloisters Bar

Cloisters Bar
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 221 9997
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Ranked #554 of 1,899 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
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great classic cosy pub”
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 had the tapas, but I've seen them floating around and they look (and smell) delicious. As an extra they have those little hooks under the bar to hang your jackets on, which I never see enough in pubs nowadays, really nice touch!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Coppell, Texas
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“It is open again!”
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

Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“One of Edinburghs Best”
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 fair representation of the place/

3) Why was it a wasted Taxi fair, theres at least 3 other Great bars within 10 minutes walk if youve traveled to that end of town(and its barley out of town)


But most of all Cloisters is a Great pub, Great Atmosphere, Friendly and helpfull bar staff with the Best of UK Cask beer on offer, complimented with a couple of Great Keg beers, and amazing whisky collection and good food (should you be hungry) at great prices.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nothing like the expense of a taxi to a shut bar”
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 on their web site which I visited that morning. Oh well another time

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere, decent pub”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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