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78 /100 198 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“New place on Gloucester Road from the same owners as Bottles & Books further up Gloucester Road. One room bar with a small patio area out front. Apparently there is a downstairs area too but that was closed. 20 taps plus sharer bottles, a good range of styles & breweries. No cask beer served. No food, bar snacks only. A nice addition to the area.“
Cheeseboard 654 days ago
96 /100 447 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Called in last week and chose Dark Revolution Atomic and Shakespeare (North Cotswold I believe) The Othello. Love this friendly microbar and enjoyed chatting with the owner. A bus ride out for us, but easy enough to include on a Bristol crawl.“
gillhalfpint 1175 days ago
86 /100 447 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“I cannot believe that the Drapers has not been on Ratebeer since its inception at the end of 2016. This is Bristol's premier micropub. Ultra-simple, lacking all music, attracting only those who wish to speak for a hobby, serving almost entirely cask ales served straight form the barrel and free from all pretension.“
Tim Webb 1414 days ago
84 /100 447 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Great atmosphere in this little pub near the Bristol Rovers ground .. few cask served by gravity and very very local .. if you are looking for a real British pub experience this is the right place.. no beer geek around here !!!!“
jorge76 1440 days ago
70 /100
Brewers Droop (Beer Store)
36 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Quirky, shabby chic place on Gloucester Road. Primarily a homebrew supply shop, but it’s a bottleshop too. Lots of ciders, and local beers on offer. There are beers from further afield for sale also. I’d like to see a) more of the stock refrigerated and b) bottles not sat on shelves against a big window for days / weeks / months on end.“
Cheeseboard 1637 days ago
72 /100 5 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Studenty pub with a nice vibe. The beer selection is reasonable rather than great but it’s always been well kept on my visits there.“
Cheeseboard 1637 days ago
64 /100
Grape and Grind (Beer Store)
101 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“There is a reasonable selection of local beers on sale but this is predominantly a wine shop. Amusingly, it’s almost directly opposite Brewers Droop, another bottleshop and homebrew supply shop“
Cheeseboard 1637 days ago
64 /100
Grace (Bar)
197 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“This place used to be called the Robin Hood's Retreat. Food led bar serving some well kept if none too exciting cask beer, mostly from local breweries. Haven't eaten there for years but it used to be top notch.“
Cheeseboard 1641 days ago
70 /100 5 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“A bit of a student vibe about this place, but a few interesting guest ales made it somewhere to stay for a couple of beers.“
Scotty001 2097 days ago
82 /100 447 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Bristol’s first micro-pub, close to the Memorial Ground. Ashley Down brewery has a share in the business, which explains why 5 of the 7 beers on offer (served straight from the barrel) were provided by it. The others were from BBF and Towles. Staff were chatty and efficient. There is seating for about 25 people and standing room for a lot more. Food amounted to some pleasant cheese and onion rolls, scotch eggs and pork pies. I shall return.“
downender 2444 days ago
96 /100
Brewers Droop (Beer Store)
36 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“A fantastic little store which has actually been in the same place for over 30 years now! They have a great range of beer kits, some interesting christmas ones at the moment, and wine kits and all the gear and additives for home brewing but the beer range is incredible. Got some really unusual stuff here, some 10% beers snd at least three trappist beers! There’s also some cider on draft as well as bottles and mead and fruit wine too so a pretty god find“
leebotton 3220 days ago
52 /100
Grape and Grind (Beer Store)
101 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Helpful staff member albeit not a particularly knowledgeable one as far as beer goes, but then again, beer is not the speciality of the store (as the name may suggest). Good range from local progressive brewers - Arbor, BBF, Wild Beer - and not very much else. A handful of Brewdog and one or two random internationals.“
johninmelb 3509 days ago
70 /100
Grape and Grind (Beer Store)
101 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Recently opened wine merchants which does a growing sideline in bottled ales and ciders. Offers a wide range of Arbor (about 12 on my list visit), Bristol Beer Factory and Box Steam beers, plus ciders from Perrys and Orchard Pig amongst others. Also offers Breton and Norman ciders, plus the La Choulette range of French beers. Just across the road from Brewer’s Droop and, with little overlap, both are worth a look especially if you are visiting the city.“
downender 3741 days ago
52 /100 5 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Busy pub on the Gloucester Road / Zetland road junction. Beer range has been limited to Bath Gem, Butcombe and Deuchars IPA when I have visited, which doesn’t make for much of a beer venue.“
downender 3775 days ago
78 /100 5 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Allways a great place for a couple of beers, on a busy street with lots of other great pubs to visit (Who’s ever tried to do the Glos Rd on the way downtown?) They always have a fairly good choice and can get busy weekends. There was a little smoking patio out the back when I last visited.“
PaulUnwin 3976 days ago
76 /100 5 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Right at the lower end of the popular Gloucester Road, this place attracts a young/mixed crowd. Pub Quiz on Monday evenings, good food keeps it busy. Good range of locally-sourced real ales and cider, bar staff will usually give a taster. Friendly atmosphere.“
mowerbyte 4160 days ago
70 /100
Brewers Droop (Beer Store)
36 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“Despite the scruffy shop-front (let’s call it character) definitely worth a browse. Picked up a bottle of the the Christmas-only Samichlaus to enjoy at New Year - now that’s something you won’t find in Sainsburys.“
mowerbyte 4238 days ago
84 /100
Brewers Droop (Beer Store)
36 GLOUCESTER ROAD
“ UPDATE FEBRUARY 2002: HAS NOW MOVED TO 123 GLOUCESTER ROAD AND IS CALLED "BEERCOSM & BREWER'S DROOP". A shop that is split between home brewing supplies (the best selection in the Bristol area) and drink. Bottles are predominantly cider, with pretty much the full Sheppys and Thatchers ranges plus several from Gwynt Y Ddraig. Also sells 4 or 5 ciders from the likes of Thatchers, Westons and Richs from the barrel to takeaway. Bottled beers on offer include rarely seen Moor ones, plus Cotleigh, Dorset, Bath, Sharps, Cheddar and some German examples. Also has mead and country wines on offer. Worth a visit.“
downender 4756 days ago
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