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Hillgrove Porter Stores

53 Hillgrove Street North
Bristol
BS2 8LT
Phone: 01179249818
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Reviews of Hillgrove Porter Stores (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Mark Davey left this review about Hillgrove Porter Stores

Excellent pub for a drink and a game of cards. Multiple hand pulls on the bar, give a fine selection of brews. Nice clean toilets and attractive decor make the Hillgrove Stores well worth the hike up the hill from the city center.

On 16th March 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 219 recommendations about 212 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Hillgrove Porter Stores

A splendid back-street alehouse, opened out to leave a 'L'-shaped bar with a further small seating area at one end. Traditional-looking interior with a mix of furniture and decor. Excellent choice of real ales and ciders from the 14 handpumps, including the? Blackberry Porter (£4.00).

On 27th December 2015 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Hillgrove Porter Stores

A traditional, street corner pub in a slightly out of the way location, but well worth making the effort to track it down. It’s not somewhere you’re likely to stumble across by accident being in a quiet, residential street, but it is nonetheless only a short stroll from the vibrant Stokes Croft area.

Inside it’s consists of a single U-shape room with leaded stained glass windows and parquet wooden flooring. The paintwork was a mixture of cream and burgundy and there were a couple of old fire-places, although these were not in use on our visit. An old Chesterfield sofa was at the rear, but other than that the seating was mostly conventional tables and chairs. A DJ console was in one corner which was perhaps a bit unexpected, so presumably music features on occasions. The walls of the pub were liberally plastered with old beer mats and dried hops were hung around the ceiling. Lighting was provided my small standard lamps on all the window sills.

The menu offered a concise selection of dishes, just a couple of main courses for £8 or so along with a couple of charcuterie platters and a few tapas options. There were also some sausage rolls and a jar of pickled eggs on the bar counter.

Beer is clearly the major focus here, and there were no less than 14 hand pumps squeezed on to the small bar counter. A board next to the bar listed the current selection, which on a recent visit were Live Wire IPA and Infrared from Electric Brewing, Cheddar’s Totty Pot, Bristol Blonde and Bristol Best from Dawkins, Blood Moon and Pre-Prohibition IPA from Celt Experience, Tombstone Soma, Grifter IPA and five from Arbor Ales – Smokescreen, Chocolatia, Summit IPA, Double Dark Alliance and Penfold. Ciders meanwhile were Aspall’s Suffolk along with Devon Blush and Devon Traditional from Ashridge. An excellent and unusual selection and well worth a visit for any beer aficionado.

On 7th December 2015 - rating: 8
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16th Mar 2016, 12:45
Review submitted by Mark Davey
 
4th Mar 2016, 13:51
Pub added to pub crawl (Bristol) by train man

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Basic rear patio - last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 November 2006 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
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