England > Gloucestershire > Bristol
chriso (444) London, England | February 19, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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
Boudicca (802) London, England | December 30, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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).
Beese (64) Watford, England | November 25, 2014
46 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Scopey (457) Croydon, England | June 11, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
katyj (1) , | December 18, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Really good value and an incredible selection of ales.
Farfromalba (1) , | December 17, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 8/20
Gem of a pub tucked away from the rest of the world.
DanielBrown (285) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | June 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Rough around the edges perhaps, but friendly, comfortable and genuine. Has character. Great cask selection. Cheap. Had live music on my visit.
imdownthepub (527) Banbury, England | June 7, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Historic pub within the office area of Bristol, a little dwarfed by its surrounding now. The plaque outside is a good read, the problem is that it has always been pouring with rain when we have gone to this pub, so it has always been rushed. It has one long bar, looking as though it has been knocked through and there always seems to be bar flies around so it is a little tricky to see what is on, but the choice is always decent, mostly West Country beers but with a few from further afield thrown in. Busy at lunch times with the surrounding offices. A must visit in Bristol.
oh6gdx (162) Vasa, Finland | October 18, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and cosy pub with a nice selection of beers. Music not too loud and varied from jazz to techno and onwards to hard rock. Good service and good condition on the beers.
downender (323) Bristol, England | October 7, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Historic pub in central Bristol,known for its role in the anti-slavery campaign. Has an ever changing selection of up to 8 real ales, with the majority being from west country brewers, including smaller ones rarely seen in Bristol such as Stroud, Quantock, Prescott, Nailsworth and Halfpenny. Also has well chosen beers from further afield from the likes of Dark Star and Crouch Vale. Prices are very good, with most ales being £2.70 all day on Wednesday and during happy hours at other times of the week, and at all times for CAMRA members. No food other than crisps, nuts and pickled eggs. Service is friendly and efficient. On the route from Temple Meads to the city centre and well worth a visit. Bristol CAMRA pub of the year 2010 & 2011. From summer 2010 has started selling real ciders and perries - 4 Hecks, 3 Richs and 1 Hartlands when I lasted visited. Also holds a monthly geographical beer festival, starting on the first Monday and lasting until Thursday - about 25 counties have been covered so far, with 20 beers being available over the four day period.
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