Bag O’ Nails

Mayor: imdownthepub (1) | Taps: 7 | Bottles: 50
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
calafelero80  (87) Santander, Spain | June 6, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (826) Banbury, England | April 22, 2016
Visited Apr ’16 with Sandra, gillhalfpint and SamVimes21. Small, single roomed pub cum cattery on the far end of St. Georges Road in Bristol. There is a deliberate shabby feel to the pub, laid back and homely with cats on every surface, the latest estimate is that there are 17 of them, after giving many away. There is a reasonable selection of well chosen cask beers on offer, all in good condition in my opinion. Certainly worth a look.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jamscoopa  (12) Bristol, England | October 14, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs  (492) Toronto, Ontario | October 4, 2015
2015-09-21. This place is kind of amazing. Very small pub, with cramped but cozy seating. Friendly bearded owner is busy chasing cats away between serving pints and encouraging patrons to play the games on the tables. The six resident cats are the primary entertainment for me today. Decent number of casks on offer. I didn’t stay long but it is tough to match the character of the pub. Likely not the best beer destination in town, but still a must visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (954) London, England | September 15, 2015
A funky little place. Good range of beers on cask, augmented with a rather solid offering in bottle as well. The decor is eclectic, to say the least. They have a cat ranging about, so be aware of that in case you have allergies. The barwoman serving me was rather quiet and unemotional, which is fine, but just stood out in contrast to the other pubs I visited in Bristol. Good value, convenient location.

Definitely worth a pop-in if you’re visiting Bristol.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (1030) , England | August 2, 2015
Visited on a Saturday evening in August 2015. It looks a little run down with seating outside on entering were greeted with a sea of kittens and a busy little pub. Beer range was good and well kept. Got the last little table next to the record collection. Nice feel to the place. Barman was really friendly too. It’s a nice old pub and worth the wander out to get to it.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82  (119) , England | January 5, 2015
Disclaimer if you don’t like cats or vinyl music you probably shouldn’t come here. I happen to love both. I also happen to love Belgian ales and descent cask beer in good condition. Guess what? It had those. A lovely little spot which I am in debt to Matt and Karen Wickham for informing me about many moons ago. The cats were simply awesome. I also thought the value was very good as well. London pubs could learn a thing or two from this place. Great place. So warming and inviting. A real pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1107) London, England | December 30, 2014
A small and cosy bar on the edge of the city centre. It looked as if it had recently had a makeover and is now shabby chic (rather than just shabby, which I’m told it was before). Adding to the homely feel, there was a tabby cat sitting with us and two black kittens asleep in a cardboard box on the bar; also, there are games available (e.g. boxes of Trivial Pursuits cards). They have nine hand pumps with a decent selection of beers and the service was welcoming, despite the lists of rules posted around the place (e.g. “no stupid hats please” and “no ludicrous Xmas jumpers”). (Visited 16 December 2014).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown  (164) , 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (629) 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.

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