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The Star & Dove, Totterdown, Bristol

75-78 St Lukes Road
Phone: 01179332892

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Star & Dove

A good sized, street corner pub, this was renovated and changed it’s name a few years back and has now established itself as a well-respected community local compared to the rather run down appearance and chequered history that it had previously. The barman was very friendly, and whilst he was busy making coffee’s for another group, rather than ignoring me as is often the case, he stopped what he was doing, took my order and said he’d bring them to our table as soon as he could.

Internally it consists of three rooms, two of which share a bar counter. The central room has something of a country house hotel feel to it perhaps, being quite elegant with a mixture of dark blue and light blue paintwork on the walls and dark parquet wood flooring. A row of exposed filament light bulbs hung above the wood panelled bar counter, whilst there was a fireplace off to the right and a number of books scattered around. All in all it felt the sort of cosy pub that you could quite happily settle in to for the afternoon. A further room off to the right was a good size and this led on to a small courtyard.

Beers on tap were 61 Deep and Bath Ale’s Gem whilst a third pump appeared unused. Ciders meanwhile were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Haze and Cheddar Valley.

On 30th November 2021 - rating: 8
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Ashley Sheppard left this review about The Star and Dove

Awesome pub! Had the most amazing sausages, and I know a good sausage! Some of the best food I had during my trip to Bristol. Really cool atmosphere and some great cider. Stayed until last orders. First stop when I'm back in Brizzol!

On 5th August 2008 - rating: 10
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Quinno _ left this review about The Star and Dove

Previously a beaten old dump called the Cumberland, this place has now been thoroughly scrubbed and remodelled as a gastropub (I never thought I'd see the day when Totterdown had or needed a gastro, but there you go). It's actually not a bad effort, though the 'distressed' furniture is stupidly pretentious really, some of it looks skeletal. Otherwise it's a fair if uninspiring place to have a drink; ale-wise, there were a couple of good choices, my Bath Gem was served well enough. The food sounded interesting.

Worth dropping if by you've taken a walk through the park opposite.

On 14th May 2008 - rating: 5
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Claire Fenwick left this review about The Star and Dove

This is a lovely, friendly pub with lots to offer including good food (slightly on the pricey side), good choice of drinks and some wicked reggae played on their cider sundays. Don't think the old name is missed at all.

On 31st December 2007 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]