Title: The Bristol Pub Crawl
Creator: Clive Thompson
This crawl took place on 28th September 2009. I was staying in Bath with a couple of mates and another PG member suggested meeting up for a beer in Bristol. It soon became apparent that this wasn't going to be just a quick beer, a full blown crawl around some of Bristol's top real ale pubs was on the cards.
|The Bank Tavern (1)
|First pub of the crawl and an excellent choice. Friendly pub with some excellent beers including the Moor Merlin’s Magic.
|The White Lion (2)
|Small pub with a precarious descent to the Gents toilets. Beer of choice was Wickwar’s Bankers Draft
|Commercial Rooms (JD Wetherspoon) (3)
|Not one of the best Wetherspoons I’ve been in and the Robinsons Tit for Tat wasn’t up to much either.
|Seven Stars Public House (4)
|A little off the beaten track so we were lucky to have a local guide with us. A proper pub with a good range of beers in excellent condition, notably the Rudgate Northern Fen.
|The Cornubia (5)
|Historic and attractive looking pub, inside it seems a bit disorganised but that gives it a lived in feel. Beer was Hidden Brewery Old Sarum.
|Kings Head (6)
|On the National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, there’s a snug bar at the back with one long corridor alongside the bar. Very decorative throughout with glass panelling and old advertising
|Bridge Inn (7)
|Another small pub, in which this part of the country seems to excel. There was a decent selection of beers and I had a good pint of the 5.5% Cheddar Goats Leap.
|Knights Templar (JD Wetherspoon) (8)
|Last pub on our crawl and I finished off with the 6% Cwmni Bragdy Bleddyn 1075, which presumably I ordered by pointing. I certainly wouldn't have attempted to say it, not without the use of a safety net anyway.