Bag O’ Nails (Free) | Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Bag O’ Nails (Free)
Good based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

141 St. Georges Road
Bristol, Gloucestershire England BS1 5UW [ print map ]
0117 929 2511 | facebook

Hours: Mon-Wed 17:00-23:00, Thu-Sat 12:00-2300, Sun 12:00-22:30

Mayor: downender (5) | Taps: 7 | Bottles: 50

Bag O’ Nails (Free)

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Beer Available At Bag O’ Nails (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Krönes Eifeler Landbier 41, Flensburger Dunkel 39, Wiper and True Amber Ale In The Pines 70, Naked Beer Streaker IPA , Wiper and True India Pale Ale Mosaic , Ashley Down Pale Ale , Slightly Foxed Arctic Fox
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8 reviews for Bag O’ Nails (Free)
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  71%
 Selection  69%
 Food N/A 
 Value  71%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  77%

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown  (71) , Northern Ireland | July 5, 2014
Friendly but perennially grumpy landlord Luke really knows how to keep beer, though sometimes the choice of beers wouldn’t be mine ;). There’s always something to choose from on the 8 handpumps however and if you don’t fancy cask beer there’s plenty of bottles. Smallish it can soon fill up to stand ing room only on a busy day but when quieter you can easily chat with the locals. Board games boost and vinyl records plus lots of cats makes this one of my favourite places to drink in Bristol.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (419) Croydon, England | June 11, 2014
We stopped past here after being slightly underwhelmed by the beer selection at the Three Tuns on our last Bristol visit. Bag O Nails is a very quirky pub located in what appears to be a converted shop. The blackboard boasts craft beer and kittens and weirdly enough delivered well on both accounts. They have a fairly small selection of cask ales, but for me a much more interesting selection of bottles. We spent our timing hitting up the Wiper & True beers and some Arbor backlog. The barman was eccentric and friendly. The thing that makes this place so good is the laid-back cafe-type atmosphere. They have a great selection of vinyl music playing and plenty of cats lazing about the place. Found it difficult to drag ourselves away. Brilliant.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey  (29) NUNEATON, CONF N, England | January 25, 2014
Visited late afternoon, 18/01/14. Easily missed shopfront exterior like a Dickensian apothecary. Irritatingly informed barkeep who did (eventually) break off from his expatiation on lambic to serve me. Narrow, somewhat pedestrian cask selection (for Bristol) but otherwise pretty much flawless; stack of vinyl in the corner (Elvis, Sabbath, Pogues) for the patrons’ own rotation; retro board games, tasteful selection of Belgians, crepuscular front parlour decor, bountiful house pussy rubbing against your legs and biting your shoelaces. The best pub in Bristol.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
StBernadus  (2) , | November 24, 2013
A real find. 4 cats and 5 hand pumps on the bar. vinyl records playing. great selection of Belgian bottles and snacks. Classic decor, warm and characterful. This has a real individual character but for the beer lover it’s a gem. Worth visiting Bristol for this alone.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
lambic  (77) Newton Abbot, England | April 4, 2013
Small locals pub that seems to have been untouched for years, it still has gas lamps making for a superb atmosphere. Around six cask ales on hand pump usually from local breweries all very well kept on my visit, plus a selection of foreign bottles. Friendly staff, Landlord and cat! No duke box but a record player with a selection of vinyl records.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Fin  (607) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 1, 2013
We went here on Saturday 29th December 2012, on our way back to the Baltic Wharf Campsite via this pub and The Grain Barge. Beer choice was ok with Dark Star Smoked Porter amongst those on offer, but the beer Loz had (never heard of brewery) wasn’t in good form, to be fair she asked for a taster which the barman reluctantly gave her, so she should have known straight away that it wasn’t up too much, however bizarrely she still ordered one then after about two sips left it, I was all for taking it back and don’t doubt it would have been changed no problem but the place got busy and we were heading off after this one anyway. I guess on a different day with a different crowd I might quite enjoy this pub, it was small but comfortable, the music was all vinyl and an interesting selection and the bottled beer selection with Rochefort 10 I understand seemed good, maybe I just wasn’t in the mood today but I came away sort of not bothered and yet I know that this should be the sort of pub that I would like.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
downender  (306) Bristol, England | October 7, 2012| Updated June 27, 2014
A genuine free house just beyond Bristol city centre. Reopened in December 2011 after being shut for over a year. Emphasis is on quality ales, with the likes of Arbor, Ascot, Cheddar, Devilfish, Ashley Down, Redemption and Wye Valley making appearances so far. The cider is from Ashridge and the music is vinyl. Food is limited to snacks and lagers to the bottled variety only. A good pub and makes for a part of an excellent crawl with the Three Tuns and Grain Barge nearby.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
mabel  (211) Toronto, Ontario | August 10, 2008
Visited on a quiet Sunday evening in September 2007. Typical feel for a bar in town, very small and local with big old long wooden benches, interesting old drawings on the walls and a fireplace tucked in the corner while radio music was playing in the background. We didn’t try the food but the beer selection was interesting with taps like Clusters and Archers and Hopback. Service was quick and not particularly jovial. Overall, jolly good fun.

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