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The Cotham Arms, Kingsdown, Bristol

155 St Michaels Hill
Bristol
BS2 8DB
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Reviews of The Cotham Arms (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Cotham Arms

This pub has been renamed since my previous visit, and is now most certainly a proper pub again, instead of the “bar and kitchen” that it was in it’s previous guise. In fact it has quite a traditional pub feel to it, and there’s certainly no indication that it hasn’t always been this way.

Internally it consists of two rooms with the main bar area at the front and a smaller room at the rear. There are old wooden boards on the floor and cream plasterwork on the walls, whilst all the timberwork has been painted a deep shade of green. There was some stained glass at the rear of the pub and the smaller room at the back had butchers tiles on the walls and chequered tiles on the floor. An old disused fireplace was at the rear, and a pile of board games in the window. There were quite a few students in on our Saturday afternoon visit, but these were all of the chilled out coffee drinking variety rather than anything noisy. I didn’t inspect the menu, but from what I could make out the food offering looks to be limited to sandwiches, charcuterie boards and jars of sweets behind the bar.

Beers on tap were Fuller’s Red Fox and Doom Bar, whilst a third pump appeared to have run out. The only cider visible on the bar was Thatcher’s Gold, but a sign indicated that they also had Rosie’s Pig, Lily the Pink and Navel Gazer. All in all I thought this was a decent pub and certainly it’s very welcome to have a pub returning from a bar and kitchen to a more traditional setup.

On 8th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about Chin! Chin!

No pumps anymore and a seemingly food only focus since my last visit. I won't close it given I'm sure bottled beers can still be drunk in here without having to eat as it retains "bar" in the name.

On 14th August 2015 - no rating submitted
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Chin! Chin!

The sign outside describes this establishment as a “bar and kitchen” and this would seem to be a fairly accurate description as it’s certainly not your typical pub. It’s really got more of a bistro feel to it, and as all the tables were laid up for food we weren’t really sure if drinkers were welcome or not. They were happy to serve us though, so we sat at a couple of bar stools in the large window which was about the only option as we weren’t eating.

The décor is what might be described as shabby chic with reclaimed floorboards, a few large mirrors on the wall and some art which was for sale. On the ceiling were some large branches festooned with red fairy lights.

The solitary beer on tap was Doom Bar, and the only cider Thatcher’s Gold.

On 16th February 2011 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Clifton Down, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Redland, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cotham Arms, Bristol
8th Oct 2017, 10:10
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20th Aug 2017, 18:23
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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 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% of cask beers - last updated 18 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Free pub wifi from Arqiva - last updated 18 August 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: October 24th 2017
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