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Bridge Inn, Bristol

16 Passage Street
Phone: 01179290942
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Gill Smith left this review about Bridge Inn

Enjoyed our visit to this 2016 Good Beer Guide pub. As well as the real ales available it stocks bottled beers and malt whiskies. We enjoyed beers from Grey Trees and Box Steam here.

On 24th April 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Bridge Inn

As others have mentioned below, this is a very small, compact bar situated, as the name suggests, next to one of the river crossings. As one of the stragglers on the Pubs Galore crawl, I arrived here to find the place already rammed with fellow crawlers and locals on their lunch break, so I headed off to the nearby Cornubia, only to return much later in the day when things had calmed down inside. The pub has a truncated L shape with the servery on the rear wall opposite the entrance and various fixed bench seating options around the perimeter, supplemented by numerous low stools. The servery is a fairly straightforward affair with tongue and groove panelled counter and basic bar back, whilst the rest of the room has been decorated in a fairly warm colour scheme with some modern wallpaper in places. The pub puts live music on occasionally and there is a distinct music theme throughout, including several record sleeves dotted around the room and a large photo montage of famous artists close to the entrance. Some shelves to the rear housed a collection of board games and some books. The need for overspill has partially been dealt with by offering limited pavement seating, although this in turn is constrained in terms of available space.
There were four operational hand pumps when we arrived, dispensing Dark Star APA and Hophead, Twisted Brewing Conscript and Salopian Darwin's Origin. I had a pint of the latter - always a favourite and in good condition here.
This is a fine little bar that perhaps suffers a bit from its own success, but nevertheless offers a warm, cosy environment in which to enjoy a good pint. It's a sociable place where you're bound to end up chatting to someone due to the compact seating set-up and, presuming you time your visit to avoid peak periods, it can be a rewarding pub experience.

On 11th December 2014 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about Bridge Inn

This pub has been quite quiet on my previous visits and I have always been able to bag a seat and peruse the collection of album covers. I hadn’t really appreciated what a small internal space this pub is but that was fully brought home on our recent Friday lunchtime visit when vertical standing on the pavement outside was the only option available, due to the inside area and all the bench seating on the roadside pavement fully utilised.
Due to the small size you kind of have to queue towards the bar and it took a while to be served due to the couple in front ordering for a crowd. But it was worth it due to the beers available and these included two Dark Star brews and one from Twisted, but I went for the Salopian Darwin Original which was on top form.
Still think this is a good pub, so no need to change my current rating , and wouldn’t hesitate to return when next in Bristol. I will just choose better timing than a busy Friday lunchtime

On 1st December 2014 - no rating submitted
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This pub features in the following crawls:
The Bristol Pub Crawl by Clive Thompson
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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15th Jan 2020, 18:56
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15th Jan 2020, 17:55
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 11 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : Yes - Record player! - last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 August 2011 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
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