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The Old Fish Market, Bristol Central, Bristol

63 Baldwin Street
Bristol
BS1 1QZ
Phone: 01179211515
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Fuller's

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Old Fish Market

This is a large Fullers pub set in a grand old city centre building which, as the name suggests, was once part of Bristol’s fish market. The pub has a wide, but comparatively shallow interior with plenty of exposed floorboards, parquet flooring and a fabulous, ornate servery through the centre. The bar has a decorative but chunky wooden counter with a stone top and a high dark wood bar back studded with some pleasant mirrors. The entrance porch to the main bar area has an elaborately decorated wooden roof and there are large plain windows along the front wall which let in plenty of light – a real benefit for those who choose to sit at the high tables and stools that run beneath them. Banquette seating is available along the right hand wall with a few tables and chairs further back near a wall covered with chalkboard paint which has allowed the staff to write the full menu on it in large lettering. To the left of the bar, there is a separate room that looked to me like a more formal dining room area, with half panelled walls dotted with a few black and white photos around a space full of regular tables and chairs. Elsewhere, some board games were stacked up at the end of the bar and some TV screens were evident, but all were switched off in favour of some pop music, which played quietly in the background during my visit.
This is a Fullers pub and three of their ales were available on the handpulls – London Pride, Oliver’s Island and ESB. However, the Moor Brewery were staging a tap takeover on my visit, which meant no less than six of their brews were also available on cask and I decided to sample their Comrade Games – a tasty 6% IPA that was perhaps an ambitious first beer of the day! The staff here were all very warm and friendly, especially the very helpful barman who talked me through the various Moor beers. I also stopped off here for some lunch and found the food to be tasty if perhaps a little pricey for the amount you get.
I really liked this one and thought it was a step up from many of Fullers similar London based outlets. My impressions may have been favourably influenced by the tap takeover, which meant the ale selection was considerably more interesting than it might otherwise have been, but the pleasant, comfortable surroundings, high cellarmanship standards and incredibly friendly staff meant this was a winning start to my crawl around the city.

On 4th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Fish Market

Sometimes I get a bit of a taste for a Fullers London Pride, so this pub didn't disappoint. We popped in on Thursday eve and the pub was dimly light apart from the candles on the tables, which gave a good atmosphere. The service was quick, but did feel uncomfortable standing at the bar, so we got a seat. The barman didn't seem to like the idea of drinkers standing at the bar for some reason.

On 19th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Old Fish Market

This is another pub that has remained unchanged in recent years, being much the same as when the previous reviewer visited a couple of years ago. It's still a Fuller's pub with the usual range of ales on. The couple of pints of ESB that my companion and I enjoyed here at the end of the evening following the Pubs Galore tour of the city's best pubs, and a superb curry, rounded the day off very nicely and ensured a good night's sleep. The ESB was £3.85 a pint and seems good going to me (at least by London standards).

The pub itself is quite large, stretching around the old fish market into various nooks and crannies. The covered old courtyard is still there on the left, and provided something of a peaceful refuge from the noisy main bar area. As usual with these sort of places, the majority of furnishings are tall tables/tall stools, but with a good number of standard tables/chairs, as well as one or two sofas.

I would not put this pub near the top of my Bristol "to do" pubs, but it is a good enough pub, and provided a welcome nightcap after a hectic, but tremendously rewarding, day out with Pubs Galore regulars.

On 18th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.29 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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4th Jan 2019, 14:30
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23rd Apr 2017, 19:33
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 September 2014 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
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