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The Horseshoe Inn, Downend, Bristol

2A Downend Road
Downend
Bristol
BS16 6BA
Phone: 01179560471
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Horseshoe Inn

A large and prominent pub in the centre of Downend, it looks as though it may at one time have been a couple of buildings that have now been knocked together. It still consists of two halves, with a public bar to the left in the Tudor style half and a lounge and restaurant area in the stone built half to the right.

The lounge bar is split over a couple of levels, and the lower level has quite an elegant feel to it with black and white stencilled wallpaper on the walls whilst the upper level feels a little more contemporary despite some exposed stone walling in places. Sanded wooden boards are on the floor and there is also distressed wood panelling on much of the walls and the obligatory fawn paintwork. Lighting is from trendy exposed filament lamps that are all the rage these days and there were a number of black and white photographs of old Bristol on the walls, although none of the immediate vicinity as far as I could see. The public bar was packed with people watching the football on both a plasma and a projector screen, and beyond this a few punters were playing a game of darts.

Food wise, the menu looked to offer an extensive selection of dishes divided in to sections such as jackets, sandwiches and burgers as well as a regular pub grub menu consisting of options including bangers & mash, lasagne, fish & chips, ham egg & chips, chicken tikka masala, etc., and these were mostly price somewhere around £7, although many were also available as part of a “2 for £11” deal.

Beers on tap were Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Courage Best, although there also appeared to be a few craft ale options chalked up and whilst I didn’t note all of these I did see something from Meantime and Brew Dog’s Dead Pony Club. Ciders were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Blackthorn and Old Rosie.

On 29th February 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Filton Abbey Wood, 3.38 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Bristol Parkway, 3.49 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
Stapleton Road, 3.6 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
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29th Feb 2016, 23:14
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29th Feb 2016, 14:08
Review submitted by Blackthorn _

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 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes - Sunday & Wednesday - last updated 13 May 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 13 May 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 June 2014 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11:30pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 11:30pm
Friday11am - 11:30pm
Saturday11am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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