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Hillgrove Porter Stores, Kingsdown, Bristol

53 Hillgrove Street North
Bristol
BS2 8LT
Phone: 01179249818
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Pub SignMan left this review about Hillgrove Porter Stores

This is another great alehouse hidden away in the backstreets of this unassuming part of the city. A corner entrance porch with some fine stained glass panes and an old Dawkins Brewery window above, leads into a parquet floored, U-shaped room which wraps around a centrally positioned servery. The right hand side of the room has a raised seating area with some long, comfy looking banquettes under nice ‘Smoke Room’ stained glass windows and a huge collection of pump clips. The bar has a basic tongue and groove counter and a pleasant mirrored bar back which is lined with hops and various Polaroids of past antics within the pub. Opposite the servery, hard pew seating and a few low stools run along the wall, broken only by the presence of a nice decorative fireplace with a Dawkins Brewery mirror above. More attractive leaded windows with stained glass insets, including those in the toilet doors, run around to the left, where you pass several Chinese lanterns hung above the bar counter, and a DJ booth of sorts, under a few old brewery signs and loads more pump clips. From here, access to a raised rear seating area and popular beer garden can be found. The DJ was seemingly playing to no-one in particular, but cranked out a fair few classic indie tunes during the course of my stay, so I wasn’t complaining.
Beers are listed on a board to the side of the bar, which is handy given the wide selection available. Options on this occasion comprised Brewhouse and Kitchen Papa Death, Ameryck and Yankee Cabot, Dawkins Bristol Blonde and Bristol Beast, Tapstone Wild Woods, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, Stealth Conceal, Electric Bear Werrrd and Big Up, S7N Pale Ale, Wold Top Headland Red, Thornbridge Jaipur and Driftwood Spars JFB. An epic line-up then, so I felt compelled to try a couple of their offerings, both of which were in excellent shape, suggesting good turnover.
This is an excellent alehouse with a very pleasant, comfortable traditional interior and one of the widest cask ale ranges in the city, which appear to be kept in fine condition. I could quite easily have settled down here for the rest of the evening and would very much like to come back and spend more time exploring more of their beer range.

On 8th January 2019 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Hillgrove Porter Stores

Well worth the hike up from Stokes Croft road. I initially went for the Tapstone Brewery Zen Garden, which definitely passed the three pint test, whilst Mrs A went for the Siren Yulu. The pub was empty on our Saturday afternoon visit, but soon started to fill up with ale aficionados and I was happy to see that the majority of the drinkers were the younger crowd. The barman was chatty and engaging and had a great sense of humour. A good pub and I'd happily visit when next in Bristol.

On 18th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Mark Davey left this review about Hillgrove Porter Stores

Excellent pub for a drink and a game of cards. Multiple hand pulls on the bar, give a fine selection of brews. Nice clean toilets and attractive decor make the Hillgrove Stores well worth the hike up the hill from the city center.

On 16th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Conrad Heard
Montpelier, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Redland, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol
8th Jan 2019, 18:42
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
18th May 2017, 17:54
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Basic rear patio - last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 November 2006 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 16 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday2pm - Midnight
Monday4pm - Midnight
Tuesday4pm - Midnight
Wednesday4pm - Midnight
Thursday4pm - Midnight
Friday4pm - 1am
Saturday2pm - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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