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The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol

18 King Street
Bristol
BS1 4EF
Phone: 01173169237
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

Historical pub that has been turned crafty - taking the worse elements of a crafty conversion. Pumps with no clips. Beer board to work out what you want but the icing on the cake was the urinals converted from metal barrels. Wasn't funny the first time I saw it.

On 6th January 2020 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

A well reviewed pub and with good reason.
On Bristol's lively King Street The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer has been recently refurbished and is now modern gastro/craft beer boozer in style with internal features echoing those of a ship and many nautical pictures around.
We visited on a sunny Thursday evening and the doors at the front were open creating a pleasant Continental atmosphere helped along by the numerous and eclectic clientele. It all felt lively and buzzy and the right place to be.
The modern and on trend beer boards have been described and are still stocked with a wide variety of offerings. I found the smaller board close to the bar much easier to make sense of but making an ale choice from a trendy board rather than a row of pump clips or a chalk board took a bit of getting used to which may say more about me than the presentation.
Cask choices were: London Brew Company Never Mind the Kent Hops, ELB Foundation and Nightwatchman, Vibrant Forest Black Forest Porter and Electric Bear Milk Stout. These are all served from the row of handpumps on the bar and all that we tried were in very good nick although only the Black Forest Porter drew really deep sighs of appreciation.
Twelve keg beers were also listed, these being served from taps along the back of the bar. They ranged in strength from 3.2% to 6.8% and included offerings from Wild Beer, ELB, Kernel, Gloucester, Brew by Numbers, New Bristol, Lilleys, Hogans and Wiper and True. A real selection in terms of strengths and styles with local breweries well represented.
I liked it here for both the atmosphere and the beer - you certainly won't go thirsty.

On 1st July 2016 - rating: 9
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Gill Smith left this review about The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

Called in this bar as we were doing a crawl of some of Bristol's finest. A shock to the system seeing the huge bank of handpulls at the front of the bar with no pumpclips, and a row of taps at the back for the keg craft beers. A large notice board gave full details of the available beers complete with prices for pints, halves, thirds and two thirds. Also shown was a brief description of the beers. We managed three good cask beers, but the Crafty Devil keg beer was way too cold for my taste.

On 24th April 2016 - rating: 6
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Bristol Temple Meads, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.36 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
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