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Cloisters Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
+44 131 221 9997
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“real ale” (13 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Awful staff. We walked in, they had no interest in seating us, that is not hospitality. Very disappointing.

Thank Zippy P
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub with fabulous selection of beers on keg and cask, very friendly staff who all know their beers. Large whisky and gin selection large array of rums. The food was spot on. Will be back.

Thank Mac G
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I have only good things to say. On our recent visit to Edinburgh we went here(on recommendation) for a meal and we were not disappointed. The food was good, honest and fresh. Well presented without the nonsense. The staff were very welcoming and helpful but...More

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed January 25, 2018

I only ever go her If someone else does, i always find it had to get the beer I like, having said that they always have interesting local Scottish beer. im not overly keen but the staff are always knowledgeable and helpful. For that alone...More

Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Early Friday evening and the place was packed. The atmosphere was friendly and the beer was great. There were around a dozen cask ales to choose from and my selection, Stewart Pentland IPA was super. It is a place to come and drink, like proper...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Favourite pub in Edinburgh . Always a nice atmosphere . Dogs welcome . Great range of interesting beers all well kept and staff happy to give tastings and advice if you look confused !

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This is the spot in Edinburgh for Real Ale and Craft Beer enthusiasts. You can tell by the dense cluster of middle-aged men at the bar and their boozy goodwill. Very crowded both times I visited, but with some patience was able to get a...More

Thank KLoveToronto
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

First time visit to Edinburgh and this bar was recommended. Craft beers aplenty. Many scotches that our family members enjoyed trying. Very friendly locals we enjoyed chatting with. I enjoy red wine but not a great selection. Instead I chose a cranberry vodka which was...More

Thank JManderfeld
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Well kept real ales. Friendly knowledgeable staff and great food too. We had the Thai fish cakes. Delicious and reasonably priced too. Will definitely be back next visit to Edinburgh.

Thank Appletreemoon
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We spent a pleasant time in Cloisters. Full of character and enhanced by the lack of TV/Music. I tried several ales -all of which were really good. The excellent manager gave us a sample of a "bitter" red cherry flavoured beer which was interesting -...More

1  Thank trwilbury
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighborhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 9997
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Traditional city centre pub with 9 cask ales, 10 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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