First off let me say...Bristol is a must visit when in the CS area...or passing thru...for the venue alone if nothing else. It is an old grammar school with a style more architecturally like a high school. All of the old elementary wall paintings and murals have been left in place...along with much of the school furnishings...and some bathrooms that will certainly bring back memories! There’s a principal office, lockers, and other original elements. They have a great patio outside and a number of food options and some additional small businesses in the space serving the visitors. The place gets crowded and the service appears as though it can vary a lot. The beers themselves are average to slightly above average with a few that moderately standout. There were 11 beers during our visit. Next visit I’ll spend more time and sit on the patio drinking their beer with some of their food...I suspect that will make for an even better experience...and maybe an improved view of their beers.
A former colleague of mine brought me here, so we could have some brews, food, and catch up on old times. Interesting local that used to be an old school that is turned into a mini mini-mall. service was okay. food menu was somewhat limited but okay. Nothing super impressive. Beers were also serviceable. Not sure I would go out of my way for this.
The Bristol Pub has a bar in the middle of the room. Seats outside. Samplers are offered as well as food. Bicycles hanging in the corners. Established in Old Yellow School. Young and quick staff who did not seem to know much about the beer. Pretty noisy place because of a) many people b) bad acoustics. I counted 14 taps Could not see any bottles.
Stopped into the brewpub at the Ivy Wild school for a beer and some food. The ambiance was not bad, with a school theme throughout the building, in a modern, renovated space. The service was very attentive and friendly, and orders were received quite quickly. They had a good selection of draft beers to choose from, including their regular beers, and some seasonal rotations in the mix. I only tried a bowl of soup, but it was quite good. The value was pretty good for a brewpub, and it was worth the visit.
Nice, open restaurant area and cool bar. Located on the north side of the Ivywild School. The server was friendly, attentive, and knew the beers. Nice spread of house beers, with a couple special releases and some special bottles. No guest taps. The food is a good spread of burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. The beers are pretty well priced, with flights, but the food is a bit high. This is a really cool place, and a nice place to hang out.
Built out of an old school, this place has a cool looking interior. Nice bar setup and plenty of tables, but room has an odd shape. Service was good though unremarkable. Big beer board. Just wish they were better. Very little lighting or signage outside, so be mindful. Food was very good. Overall, nice place to visit.
In the old Ivywild school building. Nice vibe. Wooden tables, wood flooring. A patio, but no sunbrellas. Oval bar with several taps. Service is pleasant and helpful. Beer flights are available that include all the regular brew with one additional seasonal. Decent food menu.
we LOVE this place! recently moved into a giant building, like an old schoolhouse or something. tons of beers to choose from, now serving food too! didn’t try the food, but will next time. its sort of similar to the McMenamins brewpubs in OR, super cool!
Sweet atmosphere, in an old school building; super unique. Service was great. Have about ten taps plus some of their specialty beers in bottles. Food is from a place nearby and you can order it in the bar and they bring it over. Prices were good. Overall, very cool place, nice patio.