Located in a backyard close to Victoria street and Bristol Bridge and next door to the live venue Fleece. L-shaped bar and room with a traditional, charming British pub feel. We visited the pub on the first of May and enjoyed the Beeriodical, this month with ales from Dorset. Jazz music and Tom Waits in the back. Hardworking and friendly staff. (A really good beer rating session with Finn 01.05.2017).
Visited on a Friday evening in July 2015 and only a couple of minutes walk from Cornubia we could hear this place before we saw it. Next door to the Fleece this place was busy with a large crowd outside of the 2 venues. Beer wise there was an XT event occurring with a few other guests adding to the rAnge. Service was good, beer good and a CAMRA discount. Decent place.
Decent cask pub en route from station into town centre. Important historically for its role in the abolition of the slave trade.
Up to ten beers and a few ciders. Regular regional "beeriodicals" and recently added featured breweries ensure there’ usually a good selection of beers and styles available. CAMRA discount again. Can get really busy when live music on plus serves as an overspill for the fleece next door. Pool table for those that way inclined. Toilets could do with a freshen up.
Pickled eggs are as good as any.
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. It’s certainly not a pub for the cool kids. The monthly "beriodicals", usually featuring a particular county provide more interest. It’s an old pub, although the interior wouldn’t win any beauty contests but I’ve always found it comforable and congenial enough. To be honest it’s probably been somewhat eclipsed by some of the newer options in Bristol these days but it’s right on the route to (or from) the city centre from Temple Meads station so no harm in popping in if you’re going that way
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, it’s 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).