- Telephone 0131 221 9997
- Opening times Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
- Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12:30pm–midnight.
- Food served Tue–-Sat noon–-9pm; Sun 12.30–-9pm. [No food Mon.]
- Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Beer is now the only religion left in Cloisters: a dark sanctum of guest cask ales, and a shrine to craft beer bottles from Alloa to Australia. And lo, all else was sacrificed to the holy trinity of malt, yeast and hops. Once the token, no-nonsense pies and burgers were, at best, salty, fatty foils to the beer (or alms for the starving), and vegetarian options this former church’s only grudging concession to the modern world. Hark, for now a new prophet, cometh to the kitchen, and maybe miracles will be revealed to the faithful. But pilgrims flock here in multitudes for the beer, not the food. Beer is the word, the beer is good, and all were well pleased. Amen.
- High point: Beer miraculously changing every week
- Low point: Grot
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: No music ever
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 8
- Open since: 1998
- House wine: £11 per bottle
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