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Cloisters Bar, Tollcross, Edinburgh

26 Brougham Street

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Ian Mapp left this review about Cloisters Bar

Fiendly place, exceptional beer. Swanney Armillo was perfect.

Connected to the Church next door and a former parsonage. Airy, plenty of space, real fire.

Great pub.

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On 11th January 2018 - rating: 8
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hondo . left this review about Cloisters Bar

Interior as described below. 9 real ales and "craft keg" served.

On 8th August 2015 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Cloisters Bar

Smallish bar with a bit more seating in the entrance lobby area. Solid wooden furniture. Despite the traditional aspects, it has quite a modern feel whilst retaining a relaxing atmosphere. Nine real ales on handpump, with a good selection of local ales such as Holy Grale from the excellent Stewart Brewing (£2.95). Also features a guest keg, currently St Mungo lager from WEST in Glasgow. Overall, well worth the walk out southwestwards from the city centre to the former All Saints Parsonage.

On 28th January 2012 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about Cloisters Bar

Originally converted from a Parsonage many of the seats in this bar are old pews. The walls are covered with brewery mirrors and there is a good looking gantry above the bar with over 50 malts. Six handpumps were on during our visit with Highland Scapa Special, Stewart Pentland IPA and Cairngorm Tradewinds being regular beers plus guests. The pint I had was in top condition despite it being the first of the day as we got here just as they opened the door at lunchtime. The landlord was pulling a couple of the other beers through whilst we were there which explains it. A good pub a little away from the tourist area just past Tollcross, well worth a walk up Lothian Road.

On 25th November 2011 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about Cloisters Public House

Very pleasant, but quite small, bar in Brougham Street, one of the better bars in the vicinity. Bare boards, lovely bar staff and a wide cross-section of the drinking community enjoy a range of ales here. I had both the Deuchres and TT Landlord; both were in good condition. I would like to have tried some of the micro beers too, but the company I was in meant in never happened - that's what happens when you drink with Philistines. Food is also served and is good value. The downside is that it gets very crowded. Interesting spiral staircase (not an original feature), when wet, makes for some entertainment. Worth including on a crawl, and I'd be happy to pop in any time for a beer or a meal.

On 3rd November 2010 - rating: 6
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