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76 /100
Beer Necessities (Beer Store)
UNIT 3, CARGO 1, GAOL FERRY STEPS
“Bottleshop in a 20 ft x 8 ft shipping container on Wapping Wharf. Decent range of cans & bottles available for such a small space. Two taps pouring. Drink in or take away. Friendly service. Now doing online orders during lockdown“
Cheeseboard 354 days ago
70 /100
West Country Craft (Internet-based)
24 CROWNLEAZE
“Online store. Mostly local (west country based) beers available. Free delivery within the local area, even for small orders, which is nice. Comms are good“
Cheeseboard 443 days ago
72 /100 13-15 KING STREET
“Large space on King Street with quite a young vibe. Lots of arcade machines and pinball etc. The beer selection was pretty decent, we visited during a Garage (BCN) tap takeover so there was plenty to go at“
Cheeseboard 443 days ago
66 /100 60 VICTORIA STREET
“On our list of heritage pubs. Somewhat small place with one narrow room. Bit rundown traditional interior with lots of wood. There is a large booth replicating an old tram car (I guess). They have 5 cask beers, pretty much the usual ones - HPA, Exmoor Fox, London Pride, Harveys Best Bitter and Castle Rock Harvest Pale. Fox was average. OK to see the interior, but wouldn't some here for the beer.“
Iznogud 457 days ago
82 /100 HAWKINS LANE, FINZELS REACH
“Visited in the evening, the place was quite full. Front side overlooking the river with a foot bridge in front looks fantastic, state of the art level and on of the nicest taprooms I've been to. High ceiling large space with some tables outside. They had 16 taps on, mostly their own beers which I find to be very good. Guests included Verdant, Buxton, Burnt Mill and Boon which works out in my book. Flights available for beers under 7.5%. Seems to be card only. Proper taproom and one of must visits in Bristol.“
Iznogud 458 days ago
76 /100 58 BALDWIN STREET
“Visited in the evening, the places was packed so we opted for the patio. Typical Brewdog industrial setting which works out for me, patio could be better. They had collabfest in progress so 18 out of 20 taps were BD collabs with other breweries. For some reason most of them did not seem very appealing, and the ones we've tried were good at best. I guess worth visiting depending on the tap list.“
Iznogud 458 days ago
74 /100 17-18 KING STREET
“Pretty large pub spreading over several connected areas. Absolutely packed during our visit on a Thursday evening. Bit too loud for me. They had 14 kegs, 6 casks and 6 ciders on tap. No usual suspects so good for ticking, but I missed a bit more of big beers - 15 of them were 5% or less and just three more than 6% (1x6.3; 2x7.5). Some bottles as well. With this tap list it was good for a short visit, that could change with different set of beer on tap.“
Iznogud 458 days ago
78 /100 15 KING STREET
“This place has an interesting setup. Upstairs there is some kind of a beer shop, but seemed like one of those with lots of Belgian beers you see everywhere and not that much of interesting stuff. In the cellar there is a bar which spreads through 2 brick tunnels. There was a jazz session during our visit which was nice. 12 casks and 12 kegs, best one by far was the superb New Bristol Irish Cream Stout. Some decent choices from the fridge, but nothing super interesting for me so I gave it a pass. Worth checking out.“
Iznogud 458 days ago
86 /100
Small Bar (Bar)
31 KING STREET
“Visited in the early evening, the place seemed quite full. Spreads over several rooms and it has couple of tables with benches outside. 20 taps, some imported stuff like Pohjala and Alvinne, but mostly UK beers like Yonder, Lost and Grounded and LHG. 2 ciders. Very nice bottle list, among others they had about 30 sour beers listed which included Cantillon, Mills and 3 Fonteinen. Prices didn't seem too high either. Seems they do beer events on regular basis. With some luck with the tap list one could spend an evening here, one of the best bars on our trip.“
Iznogud 458 days ago
86 /100 HAWKINS LANE, FINZELS REACH
“This was packed out last night. Very decent selection of beers on tap. Even though it was packed out I wasnt waiting long for beer I couldn't order some food which was why I went in there.“
Beerwithwings 528 days ago
86 /100 GAOL FERRY STEPS
“This is a nice bar and it was next to the museum that I went (well I did walk for a while to find this place.) A decent selection of beers on tap with some guest beers as well. I would have like for more of their sours on tap. Staff were very nice but my server didnt really know anything about the beers (although he only just started in his defence)“
Beerwithwings 528 days ago
98 /100
Small Bar (Bar)
31 KING STREET
“I went to this place last night where I had three beers and some wings. Great service and decent selections of beers. Staff were friendly Go for wings SO GOOD.“
Beerwithwings 528 days ago
92 /100 58 BALDWIN STREET
“I went to this place last night. The place was packed out. Had a great selection of beers on tap and a nice fridge full of other beers“
Beerwithwings 528 days ago
72 /100 HAWKINS LANE, FINZELS REACH
“Modern location that is a characterful conversion of one of the riverside buildings on the old George's brewery site, that has a terrace overlooking Castle Park and the bombed-out ruins of St Peter's Church. A busy place, which is, in many ways, Small Bar on a larger scale. Unsurprisingly LHG beers were to the fore, and the couple I tried were pleasant. Staff were pleasant and card-only service brisk. Worth a visit.“
downender 534 days ago
10 /100 32 UPPER YORK STREET
“Pretty poor. Very priced for what you get. Very average beers. Nothing that would make me come again. Rude staff that introduced himself as manager. Cant sew big future for them . Especially in Bristol home of so manycraft breweries with great tap rooms like leftt hand giant or moor just to mention. Don't waste your time. Not recomended“
CiderRates52 556 days ago
82 /100 17-18 KING STREET
“In term of playlist and staff this is pretty good place to stop. However it lacks the cozy feel“
surething_ii 559 days ago
96 /100
Small Bar (Bar)
31 KING STREET
“Lovely playlist, great atmosphere and helpful staff, what more should I look for?“
surething_ii 559 days ago
86 /100 15 KING STREET
“Lovely selection on taps and fridge. Cozy atmosphere. Nice“
surething_ii 563 days ago
86 /100 HAWKINS LANE, FINZELS REACH
“A beautiful conversion in a stunning location right next to the river in the centre of Bristol. There is a big open window that looks out over the river to the park opposite. Inside, its big with plenty of seating, the brewkit is in the space behind the bar to one side. There is an first floor space that is used for overspill and events etc. 25 taps split roughly 60% LHG beers and 40% guest beers. The food is provided by Mission Pizza. Card only“
Cheeseboard 600 days ago
82 /100 HAWKINS LANE, FINZELS REACH
“Visited July 2019. Another short walk from other beery places.. Placed next to the water.. Huge taproom, lots of seatings bot inside as outside.. Nice selection of beers and breweries. Good mix of own and guest beers. Friendly service, beers served ins good condition.. They do flight of 4 beers, 1/3 pints. They make nice smelling and good looking pizzas.. Free WiFi. And not to loud music.. Only payment by card..“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
60 /100 THE WATERFRONT, CANONS ROAD
“Visited July 2019. Being a Lloyds. Placed at the harbour. 2 storage bar with seatings outside as well.. traditionel deco. Very busy at our visit during the Harbour Festival.“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
68 /100
Stable Bristol (Restaurant)
STABLE BAR & RESTAURANT, CANONS ROAD
“Visited July 2019. Very noisy, loud music. Huge place at the harbour.. touristed atmosphere, staff was busy doing their job. Nice ciders both as pollybag and as bottle. Very nice pizzas..“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
70 /100 WELSH BACK
“Visited July 2019. Bar partly on the boat partly next to all the tables. Lots of seatings on the harbour side. Nice selection of ciders, good variation.. Nice scenery.. and I feel lucky since I just missed a seagull shit hitting me...“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
64 /100 THE GRAIN BARGE, HOTWELL ROAD
“Visited July 2019.. Placed on a boat - nice... Very touristed - not nice.. Bristol Beer factory on tap.. Served in good condition.. at hour visit very touristed.. due to the harbour festival.. Nice coffeee and milkstout pudding..“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
72 /100 141 ST. GEORGES ROAD
“Visited July 2019. If you don't like cats don't go here.. 5 or 6 cats sleeping around in boxes in the bar.. Nice selection of beers. Served in fine condition.. Cosy atmosphere. Friendly service..“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
72 /100
Bristol Cider Shop (Beer Store)
UNIT 4, CARGO 1, GAOL FERRY STEPS, WAPPING WHARF
“Visited July 2019. Placed at the harbour, easy to find. Small shop ( upscaled shipping containers ), that also having drink in. They serve several ciders from pollybags. Seatings outside. Bottles are mainly ciders, ice ciders and meads. Friendly service.“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
72 /100 78 ST. GEORGES ROAD
“Visited July 2019. Short walk from the harbour. Cosy old style town pub. Great atmosphere, friendly service. Beers served in good condition. Good amount of seatings. Small beer garden in the back. Nice relaxing place.. ( and that eventhough the harbour festival is going on in the nice weather )“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
78 /100 GAOL FERRY STEPS
“Visited July 2019. Went there for brunch and some beers.. large pub placed at the harbour, easy to find. Nice selection of their beers. Friendly service. Lots of seatings, few ones outside as well. Beers served in good condition. They have both own beers as well as guests. Easy to sped a few hours here..“
Brugmansia 639 days ago
72 /100 53 HILLGROVE STREET NORTH
“Visited July 2019. Another short walk from previous place. Old style, cosy city pub. Serving Japanese food. Being a Dawkins bar, they do their beers plus guests. Friendly service. Lots of pump clips on the wall. Lovely place...“
Brugmansia 640 days ago
72 /100 41 THOMAS STREET NORTH KINGSDOWN
“Visited July 2019.. A short walk uphill and thankfully this place appeared.. old style traditionel pub. Very cosy.. Nice beer list. Beers served in good condition both cask as kegs. Nice service.“
Brugmansia 640 days ago
66 /100
Canteen (Bar)
THE CANTEEN WEST, 80 STOKES CROFT
“Visited July 2019. This place is for me a mix of a polish folk kitchen and English pub. Very busy, mainly by locals at our visit. People drinking, eating and talking.. not the largest beer selection, beers served in fine condition.. Friendly staff.. they do food, we didn't eat though..“
Brugmansia 640 days ago
74 /100 32 UPPER YORK STREET
“Visited July 2019. Small taproom ( might have been a garage or so ).. Our first stop, 20 minutes walk from the station. Check out their opening hours before going there, they are limited.. Friendly service from the staff. Beers served in good condition.“
Brugmansia 640 days ago
68 /100
Corks at Cargo (Beer Store)
UNIT 6 CARGO, WAPPING WHARF
“This is a boutique style bottle shop in a new unit in the very trendy Wapping Wharf area of Bristol opposite the Wild Beer bar. Due to its bijou size the range is necessarily restricted but still of interest to the craft beer hunter. Local breweries dominate the choice from what I could see on a flying visit. Restrained and quiet service, which I am happy with. Boutique in style and boutique in price in my opinion but I did still manage to walk away reasonably happy.“
imdownthepub 667 days ago
76 /100 16 PASSAGE STREET
“Called in last week and chose Cocksure session IPA and GWB Bloody Nora.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
74 /100 8 JOHN STREET.
“Called in last week and chose Pheasantry Black Pheasant Dark Ale and Bluestone Pembs Bedrock Blond.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
70 /100 2 CHRISTMAS STEPS
“Called in last week and chose Twisted Oak Crack Gold. Sat outside but got lost inside trying to find the right way out with my beer.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
80 /100
Lime Kiln (Bar)
17 ST GEORGES ROAD
“Called in last week and chose Goldmark Micro Bus and Fine Tuned Twist & Shout.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
86 /100 141 ST. GEORGES ROAD
“Called in last week and there was a great selection of ales here. Chose Cocksure IPA, Pomona Island Pale Citrus and Amarillo, and Stealth Smoke and Mirrors. I have such mixed feelings about this place. Over our 3 days visit to Bristol this pub had the most beers we wanted to drink. We don't mind the shabby look and we loved the music the friendly barman was putting on the record player BUT with cats and their scruffy bed boxes on the bar and around the seating I did feel I wanted to scratch all the time. It is a pub that draws me back every visit though for beer choice and condition. Ho hum.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
88 /100 78 ST. GEORGES ROAD
“Called in last week and chose Mad Dog Strawberry Milkshake and Colchester Number One.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
64 /100 WATERSHED CAFE BAR, 1 CANONS ROAD
“Called in last week and enjoyed our Twisted Gaucho while sitting out on the balcony in the sunshine.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
84 /100
Gryphon (Bar)
41 COLSTON STREET
“Called in last week and chose Three Hills Giant Leap/Rhubarb Crumble Stout and Froth blowers Monsoon. Love visiting this place.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
64 /100 WELSH BACK
“Called in last week and chose their own King Street beers - Ra Ra Rasputin and Summit or Nuffin. I found the beers average but it is a good pub and worth having a look.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
84 /100 15 KING STREET
“Called in last week and chose Tiley's Waimea Red Ale. Cellar bar with a lift.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
82 /100 17-18 KING STREET
“Called in last week and chose Tap Social 28 days and Dawkins Bristol Blonde.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
90 /100
Small Bar (Bar)
31 KING STREET
“Called in last week and there was a brilliant selection of beers on boards according to style and chose Lost & Grounded Running with Spectres which was their 6.8% stout rather than their lager.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
70 /100 1 CANONS ROAD
“Called in last week and chose Bristol Beer Factory Notorious.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
74 /100 43-45 CORN STREET
“Called in last week and chose Mumbles Triple Hop Pale and Evans Evans CWRW.“
gillhalfpint 692 days ago
52 /100
Crown (Bar)
10 ALL SAINTS LANE
“Only new beer today for us is Arbor Sean of the red .“
gillhalfpint 702 days ago
78 /100
Cornubia (Bar)
142 TEMPLE STREET
“Another bar with great selection. Yeovil, Pershore, Severn, 2x Bluestone, Blue Bee. We chose Hillfoot best bitter and Brotherhood Session both of which were fine. Also a couple of ciders on the bar.“
gillhalfpint 702 days ago
84 /100 1 THOMAS LANE
“Good start to our Bristol visit with beers from 3d, Artisan, Parkway, Nottingham, Gloucester and Bragby twt lol. The 3 d Irish coffee milk stout was superb and the dark ale from Parkway was fine too. Called back in on our way back to the station 2 days later and chose Old Pie Factory Pie in the Sky and Firebird Two Horses. Well placed to start and finish a brilliant 3 days in Bristol. Will be back.“
gillhalfpint 702 days ago