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The Phoenix, Bristol

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Victoria Sqaure
Portishead
Postal town: Bristol
BS20 6AG
Phone: 01275817263

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Phoenix

An unusual pub tucked down a small side street but only a few seconds stroll from the bustling High Street, it looks quite conventional from the outside with a garden and car park at the front, but internally it feels very much as though you’ve just wandered in to someone’s living room.

It’s divided in to a few different rooms, the first one when you get in being the lounge with plenty of tables packed in as well as a darts board, and beyond this a hallway with some stairs leading up. The small corner bar counter was off to the left, and there was also a conservatory that provided extra seating and had heavy red drape curtains at the window. Whether it was a house at one time that has been converted I’m not sure, but it certainly has very much that feel to it. Décor wise it was all fairly conventional with red patterned carpet on the floor along with some lino near the bar area, cream plasterwork on the walls and pale brown and green paint on the woodwork. A few old black and white pictures of Bristol were on the walls, including some of the suspension bridge, and there was a TV mounted on the wall at the back, although this was not in use on our visit. Unlike the youf’s in other nearby pubs, this one seemed to attract an older clientele, with the majority being pensioners I would have thought.

Beers on tap were Marston’s Saddle Tank, Young’s Special and Pedigree. The solitary cider meanwhile was Thatcher’s Gold. There’s not really much about this pub that would draw me back, but I can imagine it’s a solid enough local for the regulars and certainly had a more relaxing ambience than some of the other rather noisy options nearby.

On 23rd February 2018 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Phoenix

A funny little place, a bit like having a beer in someone's back room conservatory. Quite a small bar internally, but it manages to pack in a couple of Marstons beers in fair condition and you get offered the choice of sparklered/non-sparklered pump before you order which is a nice touch. Clientèle are mainly the middle-aged old-skool 'Head residents, generating a good atmosphere. The outside seating area looked fab for a hot summer's day.

Wouldn't necessarily be my no#1 destination in town but you could do a lot worse.

On 11th April 2009 - rating: 6
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