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Cloisters Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
+44 131 221 9997
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (10 reviews)
“real ale” (12 reviews)
“great beer” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 2 December 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 20 November 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 5 November 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 26 August 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 3 August 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 1 August 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

If every pub was like Cloisters the world would be a better place, 8 Real Ales on hand pump that are all kept in excellent conditions and also a good selection of keg beer. Add to that no music and no TV's so all you...More

Thank Gogs63
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We've lived round the corner from Cloisters and never eaten there, the food always looked lovely. Yesterday we both ordered the hot & spicy burgers with peri peri and normal chips. The burgers were the best we've had in 18 months of living here, absolutely...More

Thank Poops59
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
Lunch, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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