2015-09-21. Cozy spot that has a traditional feel to the space but the furniture and decorations are more modern. Nirvana t-shirt wearing bartender is friendly and does a good job of steering me towards some food options in town. 7 casks 7 kegs. Staff started singing between customers and werenít half bad in a cheeky sort of way. Other bartender found a power cable for my power bank, so itís an instant favourite just for that! Good music, not too loud. (The Hives just came on prompting my comment.) Dominoís pizza guy arrived to deliver a stack of pizzas! Thatís amazing. Well worth a visit.
Great little pub. Nice range of Arbor on cask and keg, with a smattering of other local and regional UK breweries. The food is solid - I greatly enjoyed the burger and the dirty fries. Friendly barman. Good prices. Excellent music.
Probably one of the top five or at least top ten places in Bristol, so certainly worth checking out.
Visited on a Saturday night in August 2015 and a couple of minutes from a Bag O Nails this is a much larger place. Nice decor and decent music playing at the right volume. Good range of cask and keg beer, well kept and served by two chaps who were friendly and dancing to the tunes. Definitely a place I would go back to.
decent old school boozer, all bare wood with a covered smoking area to rear. largely cask on offer but some kegs now also available, still has plenty of Arbor beers available. Ideal midway stop between king street and bag oínails.
Very nice pub, charismatic, great variety of tap. Despite no longer an Arbor pub, had 4 of the on tap.
chriso (533) London, England | February 20, 2015| Updated February 26, 2015
Visited a few times over the years, most recently in December 2014. Comfortble bare boarded pub with scrubbed wood tables and a nice vibe. Itís generally been a bit quiet in here when Iíve visited but thatís probably just down to the times Iíve visited. Note that the pub is no longer owned/operated by Arbor Ales but they still had four Arbor ales on cask - actually more than Iíve seen sometimes whn it WAS owned by Arbor - and we were told that there are no plans to abandon Arbor. Also three or four interesting guests and a few craft kegs. Definitely (still) worth a visit.
An old pub with a modern twist, much nicer inside than its exterior would suggest - subdued colours, scrubbed pine tables and a nice atmosphere. They had four Arbor Ales on cask plus three guest casks and four kegs. Worth a visit.
(Visited 16 December 2014).
Great ex Arbor pub in the City. Knowledgeable staff and utterly superb beer festivals. Beer is kept well and not too expensive. Expect specials from the likes of Arbor; WIld Beer; even Kernel. Iíve had some great world-class beers here and always enjoyed chatting to the friendly bar staff. Lately I heard Arbor are no longer running this pub but it is still excellent. Bristol has an awesome pub scene and this is at the heart of it. Great place.