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“Great beer, no music, great staff”
Review of Cloisters Bar

Cloisters Bar
Ranked #586 of 2,597 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: 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
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This pub has a great range of cask ales, with friendly and informed staff. As a bonus their is no music to drown out conversation in this cosy, atmospheric pub. Oh, and there's an open fire too!

1  Thank mjcharkow
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

My fiancee and I came here at the end of our stay to see the fringe and I was gutted that I hadn't found it earlier. Basically it had all the booze and food that I had spent all holiday looking for. Great porter ales on tap and restaurant food that incorporates haggis. Will come here again!

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1  Thank gregbaldock
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Popped in recently prior to dining at the excellent Mezbaan restaurant. So glad we did, warm welcoming staff, unfussy ambiance and proper beer (real ale if you must!) beautifully kept and presented. Lovely little gem of a pub, can't wait to go again.

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Thank Buster7474
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Robin Hill, proprietor of the Elmview Bed & Breakfast in Edinburgh suggested Cloisters. Wonderful pub atmosphere. The type of place where locals and tourist can both feel at home. Nibblers are priced very reasonable and the variety of Cask Ale can satisfy every palette. The only real knock is that the kitchen closes at 3:00 PM on Saturdays, but the staff was very helpful in finding an alternative venue within easy walking distance. If I am ever back in Edinburgh again, I will return to Cloisters Bar.

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Thank John-of-Gilnockie
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Cloisters Bar had long had a reputation for being one of the best real ale pubs in Edinburgh and my last visit confirmed that they had not taken this for granted.

They had 8 beers on draught and amongst our group it appeared that they were all on top form. What also impressed us was the knowledge of the staff. One lass in particular who hailed from Cumbria but had settled in Edinburgh had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of beer and was very helpful in recommending beers that suited our tastes.

Although situated slightly out of the city centre it's certainly worth making the effort to seek out this convivial hostelry which convenientlt opens until half past midnight at weekends.

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Thank QXZWS
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