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The Black Cat, Bedminster, Bristol

26 West Street
Bedminster
Bristol
BS3 3LH
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Black Cat

A long established, and good sized, street corner pub, this has had something of a “refurbishment” since my last visit, although I use the term quite loosely. At that time, it was quite cosy with beams on the ceiling, much wood panelling, a few horse brasses and so on, and felt more like a country inn than an inner city boozer. Unfortunately that’s all now gone, it now has a basic, no frills appearance and certainly has nothing in the way of any character.

Internally, it’s all one long open plan room with a wood strip floor and very pale blue/grey paintwork on the walls. There were a couple of mirrors and arty pictures on the walls, but nothing else of any note, or indeed, nothing else at all, it all felt rather plain. A pool table and a darts board were down at the far end as well as a couple of fruit machines. Seating was predominantly wooden benches with black padded vinyl seating, and a TV screen was showing The Chase at too loud a volume.

The solitary beer on tap was Bass, although ciders were well represented with a trio from Thatcher’s – Haze, Dry and Gold, along with Natch and Blackthorn. All in all, a quite disappointing visit, with the only saving graces being the friendly landlord and the prices - £4.70 for two pints.

On 2nd June 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Black Cat

The Black Cat is a corner pub that now sports the crap battleship grey colour.
Once inside there is a single oblong shaped room which runs the width of the pub,the room is bare boarded,the seating is bench type and chairs,there are lots of fairy lights on the ceiling and behind the bar.
No real ales on here,so it was a drink of John Smiths smooth crap which it was.
A pretty poor pub in my opinion.

On 28th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Black Cat

A busy and popular bar unlike many of it’s neighbours, at least on a recent Thursday evening visit. It’s a good size, single room pub and the decor is pleasant and a little “olde worlde”, in many ways being more like a country inn than an inner city pub. There was plenty of wood panelling around, some on the walls, parts of the ceiling, and the bar counter. Elsewhere there were beams on the ceiling, supported by red pillars in a number of places.

There was an old cast iron fireplace, although this appeared to be not in use and a number of copper pots hanging from the beams. There was more wood on the floors, together with some red carpet at the far end. There was also a plasma down at this end although this was not in use, as well as a fruit machine and juke box.

The main draw on this evening appeared to be the karaoke which is apparently a regular Thursday and Sunday fixture. Unusually though, pretty much all the punters seemed to be 50+, and the standard of the singers was much higher than you would normally expect to encounter.

Unfortunately there were no real ales on tap, just keg Flower’s Best and John Smith’s Extra Smooth. Ciders were Blackthorn and Stowford Press.

On 17th June 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bedminster, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.4 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Cat, Bristol
2nd Jun 2017, 10:44
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28th Feb 2016, 19:05
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 December 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 06 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 06 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 17 June 2011 by moby duck
  • Karaoke : Yes - Thursday, Sunday - last updated 17 June 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : No - Bass - last updated 28 February 2016 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 07 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Requires code - last updated 06 April 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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