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The Cottage Inn, Bristol

Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road
Bristol
BS1 6XG
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Cottage Inn

Located in a prime spot on the waterfront with great views along the river and up towards Clifton, this is to an extent a victim of it’s own success and gets absolutely rammed in the summer months with punters spilling out all over the pedestrianised walkway in front of the pub and the consequent problems of finding somewhere to perch and getting served. At this time of the year though, it’s all together much more civilised and is still a decent pub in it’s own right.

Internally it’s a single, open plan L-shaped room and has a slightly nautical feel perhaps which is befitting given it’s location. The flooring is mostly dark wooden boards along with some chequered tiling by the bar counter whilst aqua blue wood panelling covers the whole of the front wall. Benches at right angles to the wall are presumably designed to maximise the views. Elsewhere the walls were a mixture of more aqua blue wood panelling on the lower part and white plaster work above. There were a couple of chunky beams on the otherwise smooth plastered ceiling, and a few old nautical maps on the wall as well as several old black and white photographs of the locale.

Beers on tap were all from Butcombe or their parent company with Original, Gold and Liberation Ale. Ciders meanwhile were from the same stable with Ashton Press and Ashton Still. Overall, whilst not the most exciting drinks range perhaps, the traditional, if slightly contemporary, ambience and the winning location make this well worth seeking out.

On 25th February 2019 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Cottage Inn

The Cottage Inn is a decent looking stone built pub that is by the harbour side.
Once inside the bar faces in an L shaped room which is bare boarded,there is bench seating and chairs and normal tables and chairs,plus some tall tables and chairs in the middle of the room.
The pub is now a Butcombe tied house,there were two real ales on the bar,i ahd a drink of Butcombe Bitter,which went down well,the other real ale was Butcombe Forty Two.
Food was being served and the pub was very busy on my Saturday dinner visit.
I thought this was a very nice pub that is in a good location.

Pub visited 15/7/2017

On 22nd October 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cottage Inn

A recent re-visit was poorly-timed, with the footy fans having drunk the bar almost dry prior to the City match down the road at Ashton Gate. Made do with a decent half of the only ale survivor, Butcombe (though to be fair, the staff were beginning to prep the empty pumps for new beers). Still doing a good job here and it's a worthy inclusion if crawling the immediate area, especially if you can bag one of those elusive outside seats!

January 2010
A pub that should be visited primarily in the daytime for it's fantastic views over the docks. The inside has a number of partitioned areas which make for a pleasant, almost 'country pub' ambience alongside some inevitable nautical-themed memorabilia. The beer range was fairly good, I had a good pint of the Bristol Beer Factory's Christmas ale which was in good form. Butcombe seems to predominate the choice, with a couple of guests on if you're lucky. We also ate here - the food was fair enough for the price. They were also able to alter one of the dishes a little to cope with a dietary requirement, so a tick for them there.

Pretty good and worth seeking out.

On 26th May 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bedminster, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.7 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cottage Inn, Bristol
25th Feb 2019, 11:22
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20th Jul 2018, 21:38
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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 17 August 2013 by David McNally
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 August 2013 by David McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes - Free public car park - last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 August 2013 by David McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes - Ashton Still - last updated 15 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 August 2013 by David McNally
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 10:30pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - 11pm
Friday10am - 11pm
Saturday10am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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