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The Mothers' Ruin, Bristol

9 St. Nicholas Street
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Steve C left this review about The Mothers' Ruin

The Mother’s Ruin is a grimy multi-level dimly lit pub offering standard and premium keg. This is the sort of place students like because they can tuck themselves away in a dark corner. I’m sure its busy at the weekend when there are events on, but I’ll not be returning.

On 3rd September 2022 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Mothers' Ruin

I can't quite make up my mind about this pub. It's split across several different floors and has a suitably shabby feel to it, with scratched and marked wooden flooring and vinyl seating held together with tape. The dark red walls create a slightly gloomy atmosphere and given the impression of something from the Victorian era perhaps, but somehow it doesn't quite all fit together. They have open mic nights on occasions and the last one of these I went to a few months ago was actually very good.

Although there were three hand pumps on the bar, unfortunately none of these were in use. I asked if there was any beer on, and the barman said not, without offering any explanation as to why. Somewhat surprisingly then, there was actually a good choice of ciders – Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Draft and Cheddar Valley, the latter two being served directly form barrels behind the bar. The Gold was a very reasonable £2 per pint.

On 26th August 2010 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1933 recommendations about 1847 pubs]

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Brian McCulloch left this review about The Mothers' Ruin

"Fusion", "Legends" .. whatever! it's currently awaiting a new lease of life (August 06)

On 15th August 2006 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 33 recommendations about 33 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Mothers' Ruin, Bristol
3rd Sep 2022, 16:25
Review submitted by Steve C
12th Aug 2018, 12:38
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 August 2010 by Moby Duck
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