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Cloisters Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, ,
26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
+44 131 221 9997
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (10 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
“real ale” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gastropub
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26 Brougham Street, Edinburgh EH3 9JH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

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

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 27 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
Reviewed 24 July 2017

visit here each time we stop at the premier inn nearby. Visited mainly by locals but we"re allways made to feel welcome. Stocks mainly local beers and spirits [which was the main draw for us] the local dark rum is excellant. They dont do meals...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I go to Cloisters often and their selection of beers and ales is always varied and interesting. The staff are great and know their stuff. I recommend a pint and a spot of food there any time.

Thank dabbot_945421
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Superb choice and quality of real ales, many local to Scotland Burgers, with homemade colewslaw and chunky chips are excellent Good staff, and plent of seating araeas

Thank Bills_Tours
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Should have everything this bar. Great beer and atmospheric when busy. But sadly poor and unhelpful service. I asked around because it seemed surprising and it would appear to be the case. Sad really.

1  Thank Davie_T_Edinburgh
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went in on a rugby weekend, there was a real buzz, but the staff were still super friendly, with a great selection of beers, we order burgers and they were excellent (and just a little bit different) mine was pork with black pudding.... wow.

Thank Nick B
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

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, 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
  • 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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