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The Bank Tavern, Bristol Central, Bristol

John Street
Bristol
BS1 2HR
Phone: 01179304691
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Reviews of The Bank Tavern (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Pub SignMan left this review about The Bank Tavern

This is a small, compact city centre pub with a simple, single room interior. The room is bare boarded throughout with the servery running midway down the right hand wall. High stools serve drinking ledges to the front of the room, with banquette and chair seating covering much of the remaining perimeter space. The bar has a dark wood panelled counter, broken part-way along by a massive pillar, and a fairy-light strewn canopy topped with a collection of board games. The front part of the room includes a deer skull collection above the front door, a large banknote image of the Queen above what appears to be a former fireplace and a limited pump clip collection. To the rear there are more banquettes, a smart fireplace with dark wood surround and a few dusty books on top and a few more banknote images of the Queen. Lots of outdoor seating was available in the small square outside the pub, resulting in the typically London-based phenomena of having more customers outside than in on an evening visit. A huge St George’s flag was spread across the ceiling although there was no suggestion that sport is regularly screened here, and a hip music soundtrack played throughout my stay.
On the bar, four hand pumps offered Butcombe Original and Rare Breed, Milk Street The Usual and Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout. I decided to have a pint of The Usual, served to me by a real cheery geezer-type of barman, and thought it was maybe a little past its best, if still very much drinkable.
This place offers a very simple, uncomplicated drinking environment with some basic but comfortable seating, friendly staff and a decent selection of local ales. I liked the vibe in here although can imagine it would feel very different if all those people sat outside suddenly decided to pile into the pub, and would suggest it makes a solid addition to a crawl of this part of the city.

On 8th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Mark Davey left this review about The Bank Tavern

Solid traditional pub with decent beer and a friendly atmosphere. I have been in a couple of times in the last 5 years and nothing changes. Well worth a visit.

On 15th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Bank Tavern

Slightly hidden away down a side street this is a fine traditional pub well worth a visitDoes good beer and we;; worth a visit.

On 1st April 2015 - rating: 8
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This pub features in the following crawls:
The Bristol Pub Crawl by Clive Thompson
Bristol crawl - November 2009 by Gill Smith
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Bank Tavern, Bristol
8th Jan 2019, 18:47
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
1st Jul 2017, 18:40
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Bristol CAMRA - last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursday - last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday12noon - Midnight
Tuesday12noon - Midnight
Wednesday12noon - Midnight
Thursday12noon - 1am
Friday12noon - 1am
Saturday12noon - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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