Grain Barge (Bristol Beer Factory) | Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Grain Barge (Bristol Beer Factory)
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

The Grain Barge, Hotwell Road
Bristol, Gloucestershire England BS8 4RU [ print map ]
0117 929 9347 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun-Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri & Sat 12:00-23:30

Mayor: Boudicca (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 20

Grain Barge (Bristol Beer Factory)

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Bristol Beer Factory Sunrise 50, Bristol Beer Factory American Dry Stout , Ilkley Black 69, Bristol Beer Factory Nova 49, Bristol Beer Factory No 7 46
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15 reviews for Grain Barge (Bristol Beer Factory)
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  73%
 Selection  64%
 Food  74%
 Value  72%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton  (751) London, England | October 12, 2015
Set right upon the water, this place offers a unique location to have a meal and/or some beer. The beer selection is adequate, if not terribly exciting. On my visit, I didnít much in the way of íspecialí Bristol Beer Factory offerings. The food menu looked good, with lots of hearty, traditional items, but on our visit we werenít eating.
br />Not a top-tier location in Bristol, but if youíve got a few days in town this would be a fun spot to check out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (418) Toronto, Ontario | October 4, 2015
2015-09-21. Stopped in mid afternoon on a Monday. Great views of the SS Britain across the river. Decent tap and cask selection, most prominently Bristol Beer Factory. I had a fantastic beef pie with mash and gravy, which was unfortunately more food than I needed but still delicious. I sat inside by the main bar area. It was a touch warm due to the sunny day by the windows so I was hiding in the shady parts. Nice seating area towards the front with big windows looking up river. Definitely worth a stop while in town but a bit out of the way from the other main beer places.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
WingmanWillis  (500) , England | August 1, 2015
Visited on a Saturday afternoon in August 2015. This is a huge barge moored alongside the Quay. Bar serves a mix of Bristol Beer Factory plus guests. Both beers we had were good. Finding a table was a struggle as it was popular. Thereís other floors to explore which we didnít. I wouldnít bother trekking out to it but if I was passing Iíd pop in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown  (154) , Northern Ireland | May 13, 2015
Mostly BBF core range on here so not really a tickers place but its nice to sit on the deck and watch the boats when the weatherís good. Host a very popular beeer festival during harbourside fest. Food also good, and Sunday lunches v popular so advanced booking essential (Also arrive early as the meats can sell out!)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (986) London, England | January 31, 2015
The Grain Barge is Bristol Beer Factoryís boat in a slightly insalubrious area a short way out of the city centre. When we visited there were three BBF beers on cask, two guests and a handful of kegs. The barge has a slung deck which goes up at each end, with the bar in the middle. Itís quite nice and certainly different but somehow it lacked character although there are interesting views over the river and across to the funnel and masts of the SS Great Britain on the opposite bank. (Visited 17 December 2014).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown  (290) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | July 18, 2013
A pub on an actual boat! Genius. A good selection of Bristol Beer Factory beers on cask and in bottle. Food looked good. Board games. Dominoes!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25  (160) Barnton, England | June 16, 2013
Floating pub I suppose, Like having a nice relaxing pint on a boat. Good selection of Bristol Beer Factory beers, all in good condition. Iíd like to go when the weather is nicer on the open top deck
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
lambic  (99) Newton Abbot, England | April 4, 2013
Nice floating bar serving a range of Bristol Beer Factory beers, excellent views of the river while drinking well kept beer and eating the very good food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
downender  (341) Bristol, England | December 28, 2012
Floating bar just across the docks from the SS Great Britain and offering good views from the outside drinking deck. Owned by the same people as the Bristol Beer factory and usually has 5 of its ales on hand pull and others in bottles although, strangely, rarely the specials. Food is good value. Close to the Bag OíNails and Three Tuns, so worth visiting both on the same trip.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx  (190) Vasa, Finland | October 18, 2012
A pub on a barge. Nice and cosy, reminding me of many of the boat pubs in Turku (though the ones in Turku donít have any decent beers). Slightly dissappointed in the amount of Bristol Beerís own beers, I had expected some more...

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