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The Blue Bowl, Bristol

Bristol Road
West Harptree
Postal town: Bristol
BS40 6HJ
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Reviews of The Blue Bowl (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Blue Bowl

Large attractive looking pub, on the main road just along from the lake. Good to see that it's back to it's proper name, it went through a phase a few years back of being called The Tickled Trout which I always thought was rather daft. The pub's a mix of several different areas, with a decent sized bar area at the front with a suitably “country pub” feel to it with some comfy leather sofa's, smaller bar area off to the right and a large restaurant area overlooking the garden. The garden itself is a good size, and a popular spot on a nice summer's day.

Good choice on the menu, with quite a few specials on the board as well. Food was a bit of a mixed bag really – nothing particularly wrong with it, but nothing very memorable either. Portions were generous, but the meatballs and pasta came with a salad which seemed odd, and Mrs. Blackthorn was none too impressed with the garlic bread. Most of the mains hovered around the £9 and this seemed a bit expensive for the food that we got.

Beers on this occasion were London Pride and Wickwar's BOB. I walked out of this pub many years ago as the only cider they had on was Strongbow – it was good to see that they took my objections on board, and they now have a wider, if slightly uninspiring choice, namely Blackthorn, Olde English, Gaymer's Original & Gaymer's Pear.

On 15th April 2010 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1693 recommendations about 1630 pubs]


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Rod Ward left this review about The Blue Bowl

large foody pub near to Chew Valley Lake, large garden includes childrens play area

On 11th August 2004 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 5 recommendations about 5 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Parson Street, 9.24 miles, 2 hr 58 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 9.97 miles, 3 hr 12 min walk (show)
Nailsea & Backwell, 11.24 miles, 3 hr 37 min walk (show)
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1st Apr 2015, 21:28
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1st Apr 2015, 21:28
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 May 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 May 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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