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King Street Brew House, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
13 Welsh Back
Bristol
BS1 4RR

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Graham Coombs left this review about King Street Brew House

Large modern brewpub attracting the younger generation but still offering a rather good selection of beers. 7 handpumps offered their own brews ranging from IPA to stout, while sundry keg taps had others with mainstream and craft stuff as well. The place itself is fitted out with brick pillars, ceramic tiling and timber roofing giving a warehouse effect. A set of brewing coppers stand behind the bar.

On 27th January 2020 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about King Street Brew House

Modern brew bar in a new building. It's rather well done-out actually; scuffed plank flooring, exposed brick walls, glazed green tiling. The large windows give a nice view of the Llandogger Trow almost opposite, a pub much better viewed than visited. The U-shaped servery is in the centre of the pub with the glass fronted Brewhouse behind. In a sign of its ostentation, the front area of the bar is made of 2p coins glued to the floor; there’s a pretty tasteless metaphor in here somewhere. Six pumps at the bar with four of theirs on, my Atomic Gold was in good shape although it was a pretty bland brew. Eight craft kegs plus Westons cider in addition. Rugby was showing on the telly. The place was populated almost exclusively with squealing hoorays and boisterous powder puffs on my Saturday night visit which made for brilliant overheard conversation but rather less fun in terms of being able to relax. So overall it’s not bad but definitely a circuit bar in the evening so best avoided at busy times. GBG19 listed.

On 1st February 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about King Street Brew House

This is a large, modern brewpub located in what might best be described as Bristol’s craft beer quarter. Steps lead up into a large room with bare floorboards and numerous brick and tile pillars running in two rooms through the centre. Seating includes some nice padded benches at either end of the room, some of which are formed into cosy booths, some small tables under the big front windows that had been opened out on a warm summer’s day, and large tables through the main part of the room, all served by hard wooden chairs or low stools. The bar is in the middle of the room and has a modern, two-colour, glazed tile counter and considerably less attractive metal framed bar back. Pump clips line many surfaces around the bar area and some of the brew plant can be seen behind the bar area. Decor throughout is a bit of a mixed bag – there is some naff wallpaper that is made to look like a bookcase and TV screens were showing live coverage of an F1 practise session, but I also spotted some quirky odds and ends like a collection of old suitcases stuffed into a wall recess, an old diving helmet, bell jars full of all sorts of weird items such as gas masks, and a coffee machine that was made to look like it was connected to a complicated series of wall-mounted pipes, valves and gauges. The pedestrianised street outside was filled with loads of picnic benches – some in the sun and others in the shade – and a pretty forgettable lounge music soundtrack played throughout the pub during the course of my visit.
There were four home brews available on hand pump – Sesh, Atomic Blonde, Oh Vienna and Liberty – complimented by two guest ales (Tiny Rebel Cwtch and Bristol Beer Factory Long Summer Days) and Henry Weston’s Family Reserve cider. My pint of Atomic Blonde was in great shape and the service was friendly, with the staff seemingly pretty knowledgeable about all things beer-related.
I really liked this place and thought it was one of Bristol’s better beer-exhibition style pubs, with the bonus of having its own on-site brewery to ensure plenty of fresh, straight from the brewery beer on hand. This is a great little place for beer enthusiasts to spend a few hours and works pretty well as a pub that is versatile enough to cater for a wider range of customers.

On 7th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about King Street Brew House

Moderately busy on our Saturday afternoon visit, so access to the bar and reading their pump clips was easy, plus a table for four was also easy to find. I went for their own brew, KS Brew House Comb Over which had bags of flavour and prices were easier on the pocket, compared to some of the trendy pubs/bars in the middle of Kings St.
The interior was rustic with timber boards throughout and a nicely presented bar front finished in glazed green tiles. The service from the hip and trendy bar staff was pleasant and efficient. The hipster barman with his incredibly long beard, definitely didn't look out of place in here.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about King Street Brew House

A new brew pub with an attractive brewery set up in the corner.
Thursday evening saw the King Street Brew House pretty packed with younger boozers, a loud soundtrack and a very lively atmosphere. Not for everybody but, on our experience, it's a very friendly place with people chatting amiably at the bar and freely advising on the beer choice if asked.
Mr. F. lists the available selection below so all I'll add is that the beer of the evening was encountered here in White Trash, a very moreish American style IPA.
Busy but not to be missed if on King Street.

On 1st July 2016 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about King Street Brew House

Blackthorn has nailed the internal description,my Thursday evening visit found the venue to be very lively and pretty noisy with mainly a younger crowd ,but generating a fun atmosphere.There were a few all female groups, the TV's were screening Euro Championship footie and on a warm evening the front drop down windows cooled the interior.
The three sided bar had 7 handpumps offering a real cider,King Street Socks & Sandals,Pasty Git Pale Ale,White Trash and Red Neck with guest ales Bristol Beer Factory Seven and New Bristol Brewery Old Dick Alone (just had to order it,in decent nick).There is craft keg beers and a selection of bottled beer and glacing at the menu ,the food offering looks a bit hipsterish but at that time of night few punters were eating.
A colleague was very complimentary about the White Trash,it was good to see high ABV options, and I can see a revisit on the cards to check what this microbrewery has on offer in the future.Another good real ale venue on King Street.

On 18th June 2016 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about King Street Brew House

A recently opened addition at the end of King Street opposite the river, this extends the so called “Beermuda Triangle” of craft beer venues further down the street, and like the Small Bar this includes it’s own micro-brewery on site. Housed in a building that was previously an Indian restaurant which had quite a contemporary feel to it, this has been completely transformed and is now much more rustic. The upper floor which was the bulk of the restaurant area appears to not be part of the pub. The harsh acoustics made it slightly noisy, not helped perhaps by some large groups that were visiting on this sunny bank holiday afternoon.

Internally it’s all one large, open plan room with dark wooden boards on the floor, and a mixture of maroon paintwork and glazed green tiling on the walls. There were also some smaller areas of exposed brickwork, and some parts of the ceiling were also boarded. A few booths at the far end contained bench seating and the wall behind this had made a feature out of a number of old suitcases. Some old beer barrels had a tartan cushion affixed to the stop to be used as stools and the light fittings were all made from bits of old pipework. Some of the brewery tanks were visible behind the bar as well behind a glass partition in the downstairs “tank room” where there were also numerous sacks of malt stacked up ready for the next brew.

Beers on this occasion were Dark Star Original, Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi, James Street Ostiarius, XT3, James Street Emperor and their own Socks and Sandals. A sixth pumper appeared to have run out, whilst there were also another five or six craft ale options on keg. Ciders meanwhile were Symonds Founders Reserve and Thatcher’s Gold, the latter of which was perhaps slightly past it’s best. All in all I thought this was a welcome addition to the burgeoning King Street scene and I will certainly come again.

On 29th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about King Street Brew House

What was previously Bar Med in the late 1990's and more recently an Indian Restaurant is opening as a microbrewery and bar.

On 16th March 2016 - no rating submitted
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