Visited on a Friday evening in July 2015 and only a couple of minutes walk from Cornubia we could hear this place before we saw it. Next door to the Fleece this place was busy with a large crowd outside of the 2 venues. Beer wise there was an XT event occurring with a few other guests adding to the rAnge. Service was good, beer good and a CAMRA discount. Decent place.
Decent cask pub en route from station into town centre. Important historically for its role in the abolition of the slave trade.
Up to ten beers and a few ciders. Regular regional "beeriodicals" and recently added featured breweries ensure thereí usually a good selection of beers and styles available. CAMRA discount again. Can get really busy when live music on plus serves as an overspill for the fleece next door. Pool table for those that way inclined. Toilets could do with a freshen up.
Pickled eggs are as good as any.
Long-established ticking pub on the Bristol scene. There are no regular beers, but usually something of interest for me amongst the eight handpumps, if not necessarily the most cutting edge. Itís certainly not a pub for the cool kids. The monthly "beriodicals", usually featuring a particular county provide more interest. Itís an old pub, although the interior wouldnít win any beauty contests but Iíve always found it comforable and congenial enough. To be honest itís probably been somewhat eclipsed by some of the newer options in Bristol these days but itís right on the route to (or from) the city centre from Temple Meads station so no harm in popping in if youíre going that way
The Seven Stars dates back several hundred years and has an illustrious history, the landlord having helped Thomas Clarkson collect evidence to support his case for the abolition of slavery. Today, itís an earthy and functional pub tucked away down a cobbled side street. They have eight hand pumps plus six or seven bottles and offer discount to CAMRA members. The service was efficient if a bit abrasive (but not in a threatening way). Worth a look.
(Visited 16 December 2014).
Popped in here to sample. I know that a rough and ready pub is some peopleís thing, but this was a bit much. Didnít look like there would have been much alteration to this place since the 1970s (although the beer selection is probably better). No craft keg and I didnít notice any bottles. This is cask and CAMRA territory. They had eight handpumps and in fairness I donít think that I had ticked any of the beers. Had two that looked the best of the rather boring bunch (bitter, bitter, best bitter, golden ale). Condition was ok and price was under £3 a pint, with a CAMRA card. Whole atmosphere of the place was just a bit too much for me, though.
The Seven Stars is a rather decent traditional freehouse that offers a good range of cask ales. The cask stuff was in good condition and they offered a selection of stuff not available elsewhere in Bristol. There was some rather good live music on the go on our Saturday pm visit. Perhaps a touch rough around the edges, but it only adds to its charm. A good cask ale venue, but there are better options for beer in Bristol.