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River City, Bristol

130 Cumberland Road
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Blackthorn _ left this review about River City

A long established pub just across the road from the river, it has struggled a bit for some time and been through various changes of ownership. It’s invariably rather quiet and although the docks are very close by, many people walking around them would probably not even know that this pub is there.

It seems to have had something of a refurbishment since my previous visit, and it is now somewhat more bistro in style than your traditional pub. Overall it’s pleasant enough although without really having much in the way of character. The suspended ceiling jarred somewhat though, and would be much more at home in an office than a pub. Decor wise, the paint scheme is a mixture of salmon and cream, whilst there is dark wood laminate on the floor. A plasma was recessed in to the wall at one end, although this was not in use on our visit. Tables were perhaps a little squashed in, and we had to move a high chair from behind our table before we could even sit down. Chairs were quite contemporary covered in chocolate leather and there was a large vase in one corner with some illuminated twigs.

Food is offered, although I didn’t see a menu other than a chalkboard listing a roast when we were there on a Sunday lunch time. There were only a few people eating with many empty tables, when most of the other pubs nearby were bursting at the seams. A large coffee machine was on the end of the bar counter.

The solitary beer on tap was Doom Bar, whilst ciders were Thatcher’s Gold and Copper Press. Overall, there’s nothing really wrong with this pub, but nothing that’s going to entice me to rush back either, which is a bit of a shame as the landlord was friendly enough and is clearly trying to make a go of this difficult spot.

On 27th April 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1749 recommendations about 1684 pubs]

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adam bell left this review about River City

Now Called "River City" and serving ale from Yeovil Ales.
[admin note: updated name from The Albion to River City 06/07/2010]

On 6th July 2010 - rating: 7
[User has posted 32 recommendations about 32 pubs]

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Brian McCulloch left this review about The Albion

Apparently closed pending a planning application for redevelopment.

On 17th August 2006 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 33 recommendations about 33 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Conrad Heard
Bedminster, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.68 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for River City, Bristol
27th Apr 2015, 09:49
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
5th May 2014, 11:47
Picture submitted by Blackthorn _ approved

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 April 2015 by Blackthorn _
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