Coronation Tap

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 2/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 4/20
Tim Webb  (379) Bristol, England | April 29, 2016
Legendary but crap, Iím afraid. It is a famous cider joint and as with so much modern cider the stuff here is sweet, industrial, unimpressive and expensive. Quite why Ratebeer and CAMRA consider cider to be beer-like I have no idea but the folly is full blast here.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
gary07734  (25) , England | July 29, 2009
Visited this place on a quiet Tuesday evening in Bristol, after a number of recomendations, and the place was rammed full of people watching a jazz band (jazz music is not my bag so not a good start). The locals were less then friendly, a mix of pretentious jazz-twats who refused to let anyone past and people who elbowed their way through the crowds. This place is mainly about the cider and there seems a decent choice of local ciders, the beer selection appears to be very small and nothing special, mainly macro beers. The prices were rather steep, and the staff rather terse (perhaps because they were so busy). Very dissapointing after the fervent reccomendations, but maybe we caught it on a bad night with the jazz crowd.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
downender  (382) Bristol, England | May 19, 2007| Updated February 18, 2011
As mentioned below, visit this pub for the cider not the beer. The Exhibition (downgraded to 8.4% ABV but still served in half pints) is powerful stuff. As with many cider houses, the Coronation Tap has a lively atmosphere but it is a lot more expensive than most other cider pubs in Bristol, offers a lot less choice and is more of a tourist trap/student hangout. The Cotham Porter Stores, the Apple and the Orchard are much better alternatives IMHO, if harder to find.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer  (123) Nova Scotia | December 30, 2006
Situated in Clifton, quite hard to find if I wasnít led there by a friend. Very small ceilings in this place with a wooden interior. Local selection of ales with cider too. I didnt try the ciders and actually didnt rate many beers but the beer I had I enjoyed the same.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Oakes  (789) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 24, 2004| Updated December 27, 2004
The urban hub of West Country cider, the Coronation Tap is situated in a quiet corner of Clifton, by the famous Suspension Bridge. The pubís interior is non-descript, but the wooden barrels lined up behind the bar featuring cask cider are anything but. They feature both major and minor producers here, but thereís always four or five on the go. A must for people who think Strongbow is good cider. Oh, and I must mention that if youíve been drinking pints of bitter and mild for a long while, you should take into consideration that a lot of these ciders are twice the strength so be careful. (Beer list is pretty boring, if youíre wondering)

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