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The Star & Dove, Totterdown, Bristol

75-78 St Lukes Road
Totterdown
Bristol
BS3 4RY
Phone: 01179332892
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Star & Dove

A good sized, street corner pub, this was renovated and changed it’s name a few years back and has now established itself as a well-respected community local compared to the rather run down appearance and chequered history that it had previously. The barman was very friendly, and whilst he was busy making coffee’s for another group, rather than ignoring me as is often the case, he stopped what he was doing, took my order and said he’d bring them to our table as soon as he could.

Internally it consists of three rooms, two of which share a bar counter. The central room has something of a country house hotel feel to it perhaps, being quite elegant with a mixture of dark blue and light blue paintwork on the walls and dark parquet wood flooring. A row of exposed filament light bulbs hung above the wood panelled bar counter, whilst there was a fireplace off to the right and a number of books scattered around. All in all it felt the sort of cosy pub that you could quite happily settle in to for the afternoon. A further room off to the right was a good size and this led on to a small courtyard.

Beers on tap were 61 Deep and Bath Ale’s Gem whilst a third pump appeared unused. Ciders meanwhile were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Haze and Cheddar Valley.

On 30th November 2021 - rating: 8
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Ashley Sheppard left this review about The Star and Dove

Awesome pub! Had the most amazing sausages, and I know a good sausage! Some of the best food I had during my trip to Bristol. Really cool atmosphere and some great cider. Stayed until last orders. First stop when I'm back in Brizzol!

On 5th August 2008 - rating: 10
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Quinno _ left this review about The Star and Dove

Previously a beaten old dump called the Cumberland, this place has now been thoroughly scrubbed and remodelled as a gastropub (I never thought I'd see the day when Totterdown had or needed a gastro, but there you go). It's actually not a bad effort, though the 'distressed' furniture is stupidly pretentious really, some of it looks skeletal. Otherwise it's a fair if uninspiring place to have a drink; ale-wise, there were a couple of good choices, my Bath Gem was served well enough. The food sounded interesting.

Worth dropping if by you've taken a walk through the park opposite.

On 14th May 2008 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bedminster, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.54 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Star & Dove, Bristol
30th Nov 2021, 10:35
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _
 
30th Nov 2021, 10:34
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Small courtyard - last updated 26 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No - Terestrial sport e.g Rugby is shown - last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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