Just a minute from Kelvinbridge underground, this basement bar has several kegs from William Bros, plus two guest casks and three guest kegs (the guest kegs were on the pricy side) and a large selection of bottles and cans. Good music in the main bar and excellent beer garden overlooking the River Kelvin.
A bit divey and studenty, Inn Deep is a raucous little basement bar on the Great Western Road. Smells a bit of sex, sweat and no regret. The handful of guest cask and keg is well chosen: as well as Williams Bros there was Oakham, Salopian and BrewDog on my visit. Bottles and cans galore as well so you will find something that suits. I braved the January weather and drank outside by the River Kelvin, an experience bordering on the spiritual. More expensive than nearby pubs.
Visited on 3rd December 2016. Cellar bar with patio overlooking the river Kelvin and a couple of doors down from Valhalla’s Goat. Nicely incorporated into the arches it was warm, decor is spartan and functional buy is decent. Decent range of beers on Keg and in bottles. Service good, prices decent. Not a bad spot at all.
Great location next to the river. Selection was pretty uninspired on my visit but the staff were friendly.
Fin (1171) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 24, 2015
We visited Inn Deep on Thursday 18th June 2015. We walked from Hippo Beers, it wasn’t too far, perhaps 10 mins brisk walk. Inn Deep sits at the end of a line of shops which includes Valhallas Goat (our next port of call). Guess it’s name comes from the fact that it is indeed situated quite deep, you enter through a rather plain non-descript almost night club type door before descending down flights of stairs with posters of upcoming gigs and events on the walls. You eventually reach the bottom and to the RH side is a seated area with the kitchen and toilets leading off of this room and off to the LH side is the bar which is rectangular with bench seats arranged in a sort of sectioned off carriage type style, or maybe American diner. The beer is listed behind the bar but tricky for me to work out, I am a bit short sighted, Loz is long sighted so we normally work quite well together but even she struggles to make some of the beers out, so we just wander along the bar before selecting. I opted for a Fourpure/Bear Racer Collaboration I think Loz opted to return to one of her familiar and favourites Beavertown Bloody Ell (I think) we both had food, we had burgers, I had Halloumi, Loz had spicy bean burger, both were good not great but good. The staff whilst very friendly looked a little bored, four staff at about 2pm’ish’ seemed a bit overkill, three of them chatted and idly checked their phones, one was off to Glastonbury so that was clearly a topic of interest. This bar does lead outside to an area which I believe had a couple of seats, obviously this is below the street level, not sure what was outside as didn’t venture out. I liked it here, despite not exactly being worked off their feet the staff were pleasant, prices good (the staff took the time to explain to all customers about prices for keg beers) beer choice good and food good as well. Would definitely return and heartily recommend.
2014-06-28. Cozy but slightly odd, the main appeal for this place was the outdoor seating area which was rained out when we arrived. We sat in a comfortable corner and watched an exciting World Cup shootout with a bar full of people (it got quite busy after we sat down) - even the kitchen staff came out to watch! Great fun. A few casks on and a couple of taps yielded a few good options but nothing particularly special today. Servers were friendly and seemed relatively knowledgeable about the beer options. Would definitely come back but would likely try for a seat on the patio.
downender (464) Bristol, England | December 27, 2013| Updated November 8, 2015
Visited June 2013. Pleasant bar, which offered a decent selection of Williams Bros beers, plus guests on keg and cask, including Moor and Hawkshead. Beef brisket roll was good and the service friendly. Well worth a visit.