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The Avon Packet, Southville, Bristol

187 Coronation Road
Southville
Bristol
BS3 1RF
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Cider Drinker left this review about The Avon Packet

Popped in for a half whilst on a wander. Looks very small when you walk in but opens out further back. Has a fab garden with a mixture of grassy and concrete seating areas including an enclosure with duck's and also has a pool table in a covered area in the garden. Great selection of ciders including Thatcher's Haze. Ales courage best and Doombar.

On 12th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Avon Packet

A small, traditional boozer in a prominent position on the main road. It tries to make the most of it's location with a string of coloured lights adorning the outside, and this theme continues inside with fairy lights around the bar. The front bar is very narrow, to the point where if there is someone sat up at the bar you pretty much have to squeeze past them to get down the end. It opens up a bit on the right, where there was a plasma on the wall showing the football. There is also a separate room off to the rear.

The ceiling was adorned with hundreds, if not thousands, of key fobs which are an interesting feature and there was various other paraphernalia around the place. This is a very cluttered pub! Menu consisted of a few dishes such as beef curry, beef goulash, faggots, etc. all priced at a very reasonable £3.75. If you're not that hungry, there was a jar of pickled eggs behind the bar.

Disappointingly for most PuG readers, there was only one real ale on, namely Courage Best. There was however a very good selection of ciders – Thatcher's Traditional, Natch, Cheddar Valley, Thatcher's Traditional and Thatcher's Gold.

On 6th August 2010 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Avon Packet

This is a very traditional boozer, you can leave most of you airs and graces at the door. Ladies may need a map to find the loos! One ale was on (I forget what, nothing special, maybe Courage) which was OK and there was also some interesting real cider available. Punters were obviously quite local and gave us a long hard look when we came in but in the end we were accepted with no problem.

The pub interior is a tight L-shape, with a toy car collection behind the bar, a key fob collection on the ceiling and a TV tuned to the football. Being not far from Ashton Gate, this is a Bristol City pub, with bits of Robins memorabilia dotted around. The exterior has some attractive old tile-work which has escaped the curse of modernisation. It's also decked out with fairy lights, which makes it look oddly quaint and welcoming, especially on dark winter's evening. Basic food looked to be available.

It isn't necessarily a place I'd recommend to most but would certainly say it's worth popping in for a pint for the novelty value if you haven't been before. A genuine local.

On 8th January 2009 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Conrad Heard
Bedminster, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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12th Aug 2017, 23:41
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12th Aug 2017, 18:57
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : Yes - In back room - last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - In back room - last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 August 2017 by David McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes - Bizarrely in the garden - last updated 12 August 2017 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 08 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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