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“I think one of the best in the city”
Review of Cloisters Bar

Cloisters Bar
Ranked #623 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Scottish, Seafood, British, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I think one of the best in the city”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Excellent cask ale, knowledgable friendly staff. Good surroundings. And when you see the staff from other establishments choosing to drink there you know it's got to be good.
We ate the tapas and it was top notch, proper proper chips. Mmmm.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Grumpygrandad365
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Pub with wonderful tapas”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Go for the beer, these guys know their brews.
Go for the fried food, a Scottish specialty, they know how to do it right. A great choice of fried and other tapas styled dishes.
Very friendly and helpful chaps.
The dog also liked it!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank texan-n-london
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Proper old fashioned pub with variety of real ales”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Great old fashioned boozer in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh. Popular with students and bearded real ale fans. Good variety if ales with regular guest beers if you like that kind of thing. Tapas style food. Bar staff are well informed and helpful. No juke box or fruit machines. A few beer snobs but overall a really good traditional bar

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank stallion20000
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Edinburgh
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great beer, no music, great staff”
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!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mjcharkow
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great porter ales on tap!”
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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