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“great local with fanastic choice of real ales.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cloisters Bar

Cloisters Bar
Ranked #632 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Scottish, Seafood, British, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighbourhood: 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
bangor
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great local with fanastic choice of real ales.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

very handy to lauriston place premier inn. friendly local and very knowledge staff. 9 rotating real ales in top condition. snacks available.well wort a visit.

Visited May 2014
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CHESTERFIELD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and choice of beers.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

really busy Friday about 6 pm great atmosphere and superb selection of real ales wines whiskies and ciders.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great classic cosy pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Cloisters is in a convenient location and so its often the meeting point with our friends. It has a fine selection of beers and they are happy to recommend things. It's always packed and its a small space so you are unlikely to get a seat. But they allow dogs, it's a cosy vibe and always an enjoyable experience. Haven't had the tapas, but I've seen them floating around and they look (and smell) delicious. As an extra they have those little hooks under the bar to hang your jackets on, which I never see enough in pubs nowadays, really nice touch!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DButtons
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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“It is open again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Cute little bar, but be warned, they don't serve much food late. Anyway, beer is food. Dogs are allowed - so you can tell it really is a nice neighborhood pub

Visited March 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of Edinburghs Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

reading the previous review who gave one star as the place is closed for Refurb just compelled me to write a review.

1) Cloisters to the Best of my Knowledge doesnt have a Web site, It does however have a Facebook page, and the Refurb is mentioned their.

2) Reviewing a place 1Star thats closed for a Refurb, isnt a fair representation of the place/

3) Why was it a wasted Taxi fair, theres at least 3 other Great bars within 10 minutes walk if youve traveled to that end of town(and its barley out of town)


But most of all Cloisters is a Great pub, Great Atmosphere, Friendly and helpfull bar staff with the Best of UK Cask beer on offer, complimented with a couple of Great Keg beers, and amazing whisky collection and good food (should you be hungry) at great prices.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank cgarvie
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