- Telephone 0131 221 9997
- Opening times Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–midnight Closed Mon.
- Seasonal times none
- Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 12:30pm–midnight.
- Food served Tue-Fri noon–2.30pm, 5–9pm; Sat noon– 9pm; Sun 12.30–5.30pm.
- Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
- Website www.cloistersbar.com
This review is taken from the current (2015) edition.
In this former church, beer culture isn’t so much of an interest as it is a religion. Those who are passionate about a pint should make a point of popping in – these guys know their art and were hosting Meet the Brewer events before it was fashionable. With a convivial atmosphere complete with board games, this is an ideal spot for a relaxed Sunday pint. Staff recommendations are chalked up beside the bar (usually including an offering from one of the rotational taps) but do chat to them for tips and tasters – they’re a friendly bunch. Local beer is a focus, with consistent offerings from Stewart Brewery in Loanhead and Williams Bros in Alloa. However, there are ever more intriguing options behind the evolving bar – check out their guest beers, house kegs and bottled world beers. In terms of scran, there’s the likes of mussels and chips or a juicy burger – and both meat and fish are sourced from long-standing local suppliers.
- High point: Top-notch service and a friendly atmosphere
- Low point: Feeling left out for being the only customer without a dog
- Notable dish: Smoked bacon and brie burger
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: nothing at all - no music!
- Live entertainment: Regular Meet the Brewer events
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 10
- Open since: 1998
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £14.00 per bottle
Comments & ratings
Average rating 2 reviews of The Cloisters./5 from RSS feed of these comments