Phil's World Pub Guides - Gloucestershire and Bristol, UK

Pub Comments Location
BRISTOL
Bonapartes Quality real ale in a splendid room on platform 3.
Last visited May 2013.
Temple Meads Station
Cottage Inn Pleasant traditional decor in this smallish one-roomed pub on the waterside, which was packed with diners on a Sunday lunchtime, and the dinners looked good. My pint of Butcombe bitter was of mediocre quality.
Last visited March 2013.
Baltic Wharf
King's Head Some fine real ale in this miniature gem of a pub, a tiny corridor bar traditionally decorated.
Last visited March 2010.
Victoria Street
Penny Farthing The fine old interior of this Wadworth's house might be all fake, I can't tell. Anyway, the full range of Wadworth brews in comfortable surroundings.
Last visited March 2013.
Clifton Down
Three Sugar Loaves Ancient stone walls and bare brickwork, wood beams and wooden floors in this city centre pub, serving a small selection of real ales. Great for an afternoon visit: Quality beer, a few regulars chit-chatting, music good and not too loud - In fact, spot on.
Last visited March 2010.
 
Wetherspoon's The Knights Templar Loads of real ales on offer in this large bright modern 'spoons located in the new developments beside Temple Meads station.
Last visited March 2013.
 
Wetherspoon's W. G. Grace Modern contemporary decor in this smaller than average Wetherspoon's.
Last visited March 2013.
 
DURSLEY
Old Spot A pleasant multi-roomed traditional pub, serving a splendid range of real ales and I'm told the food is good as well.
Last visited March 2010.
 
GLOUCESTER
Cross Keys A friendly local boozer with old wooden beams serving a small range of excellent real ales including one from the local Severn Vale brewery when I visited.
Last visited March 2010.
 
Linden Tree Excellent real ale in this fine pub with an historic interior, or is it all fake? Waggon wheels!? Either way, it combines with just the right amount of bric-a-brac suspended from the ceiling, to create a good effect overall. A wide range of Wadworth's ales plus guests is on sale, and I noticed some were served without the aid of a hand pump - Unusual to see this arrangement outside Scotland.
Last visited February 2010.
 
Pig Inn The City Plain pleasant decor in a friendly local boozer serving an excellent range of quality real ales. Live music two or three times a week. The menu looks good. Highly recommended.
Last visited March 2010.
 
Tank Brewery tap for the Gloucester Brewery which is located just across the canal from here, this smallish modern 'shed' has bare brick and naked aircon ducts as the decor. Their own brews and guests on hand-pump. The food looks good.
Last visited May 2017.
Gloucester Quays
Wetherspoon's Lord High Constable of England A large open newly constructed 'warehouse' in the Gloucester Quays area.
Last visited May 2017.
Gloucester Quays
Wetherspoon's Regal A very large Wetherspoon's in an old cinema, with a very pleasant conservatory at the rear.
Last visited May 2017.
 
STROUD
Imperial Hotel Really more of a restaurant than a pub, but providing a good pint of Doom Bar.
Last visited June 2013.
 
Wetherspoon's Lord John A medium-sized Wetherspoon's in a large hall with a lantern roof, formerly Stroud's main post office. Like the rest of the town, very quiet on a Sunday.
Last visited June 2013.
 

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