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The John Harvey Arms, Whitchurch, Bristol

Court Farm Road
Bristol
BS14 0DF
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Court Farm Tavern

A fairly non-descript estate pub, typical of the type of building that was chucked up in the 1970’s or thereabouts. In it’s previous incarnation as The Baccy Jar it had a rather unsavoury reputation but has since had a makeover which included a change of name. On first impressions I wasn’t even sure if it was still open as there was not a single car in the car park. The pub is currently up to let, and I overheard the friendly barman saying that he would be leaving at the beginning of May, so I guess the future is currently a little uncertain.

The lounge bar is called the Marie Celeste, and this seemed appropriate seeing as it was completely deserted on a recent Thursday lunchtime. The area around the bar sports a flagstone floor, and there is a larger raised area with pine flooring, a couple of leatherette sofa’s, a handful of tables and quite a bit of empty space. The walls are a curious red and white colour scheme.

The other bar is more sports orientated with a pool table, projector screen and a rather drab brown colour scheme. The food offering seemed to be predominantly pizza’s, either to eat in or take away and some of these were available as part of a meal deal with a pint for £5.99 which seems reasonable value. There was also a small “specials” board with some of the more usual pub grub dishes such as a chilli and ham, egg & chips.

Unfortunately there is no outside seating, and in fact the pub doesn’t have a license to serve drinks outside which is obviously a major drawback during the current unseasonably hot weather. That, together with the £2.55 charged for an orange juice and lemonade may account for why I was the only punter in there, although a small group of old boys did turn up later on.

The solitary beer on tap was Courage Best. Ciders were Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 21st April 2011 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Parson Street, 2.7 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 4.07 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The John Harvey Arms, Bristol
7th Oct 2018, 17:26
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7th Oct 2018, 17:26
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - New outside fenced area. - last updated 07 October 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 October 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes - Sunday Lunch offered today - last updated 07 October 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 21 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 08 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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