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The Old Stillage, Redfield, Bristol

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
145-147 Church Road
Phone: 01179394079

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Old Stillage

The Old Stillage is situated towards the bottom end of Church Road.
Once inside there is a single L shaped room which is bare boarded,there is a long bar running down the right side,there are settees and stools to the front right and normal tables and chairs on the left side,there is also a pool table on the rear left side.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Twisted Oak Fallen Tree,which was a decent drink,the other real ales were Twisted Oak Old Barn and Cottage Honey Bunny.
There was some decent background music playing.
I thought this was a decent pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 8/4/2017

On 26th June 2017 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Old Stillage

A series of small,old buildings knocked together at some point to create a pub,these days it has an ale house vibe with a restaurant and kitchen in a seperate section to the left side.It has a low ceiling and is split into several areas ,with a long bar running most of the length of the right hand wall.There is a dividing wooden frame holding a lattice,which creates a seperate seating section both opposite the bar and below the front windows. On the way to the beer terrce there is room for a pool table.Two flatscreens were showing Euro championship footie and there was a good ,mixed crowd inside .
At the bar there are five handpumps with three working on my trip serving Twisted Oak Fallen Tree,Electric Bear Spilt Milk and Animal Brewing Manta Ray (good condition £3.20).I believe the relationship with Arbor ales is much looser now,no sign of their beers on my trip.However the selection was interesting and the 2016 GBG entry is warranted,it also seemed the best option locally for real ale and is not too far from Lawrence Hill station if using this method to crawl outlying real ale pubs in the suburbs of the City.I would certainly pop back again.

On 26th June 2016 - rating: 7
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an_ ecumenical_matter left this review about Old Stillage

Very clearly the Stillage is probably the only good pub in the area. Its a total freehouse owned by the people who bring us the delicious Arbor Ales and there are always 5 ales of excellent quality on handpump,usually 4 from Arbor and a guest. The staff are generally friendly and the clientelle is far better than when it was just another Punch Taverns shambles. On the 43/44/45 bus route and 10 minutes from Lawrence Hill station. Come and enjoy!!!

On 28th August 2011 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Old Stillage

A pleasant Arbor Ales pub on the main strip through Redfield. Inside you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a traditional country pub with it beams on the ceiling, dark wooden flooring, wood partitions and an ornate carved wooden bar with hops around the top. Sit in the cosy area at the front of the bar with it’s wood panelling, lots of black and white photos on the wall and a couple of button back leather sofa’s and you could almost imagine you were in an old hotel drawing room.

On the left of the pub is an old stone fireplace with a large curved metal chimney and beyond that a pool table. The flooring here was tatty lino which spoilt the look a bit. There were a couple of plasma dotted around which were initially showing the football. When this had finished it was unfortunately left on to show some mindless Saturday night TV talent show with the volume up rather too loudly.

There is a band area at the front of the pub, and it looked as though something was being set up ready for later on in the evening. There is also a small courtyard at the back of the pub. The menu was a basic offering chalked up on the board with just a few snack type dishes to keep the hunger at bay.

Beers on tap were all from the Arbor Ales stable with their Old Knobbley, Brigstow, Artisan and Metahop. There was also a pump for Hunny Beer although this had run out on our visit. Ciders were Stowford Press and Pheasant Plucker.

On 19th April 2011 - rating: 7
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Pete Yeates left this review about Old Stillage

Currently closed and up for sale/lease

On 9th April 2009 - no rating submitted
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