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Pitcher & Piano, Bristol

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Canons Road
Phone: 01179299652

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Alan Winfield left this review about Pitcher & Piano

The Pitcher & Piano is on the Waterfront and just along from the V-Shed.
Once inside the bar faces in a large oblong shaped room,it is bare boarded,there are tall tables and chairs near the bar and normal tables and chairs to the front,there is also a small area upstairs.
There were four hand pumps on a shelf behind the bar,three were in use,i had a drink of Bath Ales Jem,which went down well,the other real ales were Marstons EPA and Pedigree.
Background music was playing and a few breakfasts served to the few who were in on my pre 11am visit.
I thought this was a decent modern pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 15/7/2017

On 22nd October 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Pitcher & Piano

One of the many waterfront bars, so a prime location and no doubt very busy later in the day than my brief mid-Friday afternoon visit. Inside, it is one of the more appealing of this chain's outlets with the modern furniture and decor suiting the light and airy feel of the main bar area. There is also another, darker bar upstairs which is reached via a small mezzanine seating area. Covered dockside terrace area at the front. Three handpumps offering Pedigree, Hobgoblin and Bath Ales Gem.

On 16th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Pitcher & Piano

One of the original bars along the waterfront, it’s been here for a good few years now and has recently re-opened after a makeover. The basic layout is unchanged, but they’ve opened it out by getting rid of the various partitions that were there previously, leaving a much more flexible arrangement of tables and chairs. It’s a big pub on three levels, with a bar on both the bottom and top level. The mid level is little more than a wide corridor between the two, but does have a number of red leather button-back chairs and sofas and always seems a popular spot.

The ground floor has all wood flooring as seems to be the vogue these days, and a long bar counter running almost the entire length of the back wall. Service was a little slow with the staff seeming to be more interested in mixing cocktails than pulling pints. There are large windows on two sides and some covered outside seating which is a pleasant enough spot to sit and look at the boats in the harbour. A number of pillars are the only thing that breaks up the interior space, some with a pine type cladding, others covered with tiles in a curious green hue reminiscent of a public lavatory. Many of the others had pictures on, one of which was made at right angles and hung on two sides of the pillar! A large, colour illuminated P&P sign hung on the rear wall adjacent to the bar. At the far left of the lower level beyond a dual sided fire place is a wood panelled area that reminded me of an old hotel drawing room which is quite a contrast from the rest of the pub. I also spotted a large projection screen rolled up out of sight, which presumably gets pressed in to use for major sporting fixtures. A few trees illuminated with white fairly lights completed the furnishings.

The top level has a light and airy feel to it with further windows looking over the harbour. There is a smaller bar here, although I didn’t check to see how the range compares with downstairs. The wall coverings here are a very busy wallpaper and a number of old maps on the wall. This is a pub that in many ways tries to be all things to all people, and with it’s food menu and pleasant harbour side setting is going to have a completely different feel during the day to how it did on a Friday evening with bouncers on the door and the music getting progressively louder.

There was a surprisingly good range of real ales on for an establishment of this type, even if none of it was particularly inspiring or local. The line up consisted of Hobgoblin, Pedigree and Marston’s EPA. Ciders were Strongbow and the Swedish Rekorderlig. There was also a decent selection of continental lagers.

On 20th June 2011 - rating: 5
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