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The Old Station Inn, Bristol

Wells Road
Hallatrow
Postal town: Bristol
BS39 6EN
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Old Station Inn

A busy and popular pub just a stone’s throw from the main A37. It seems to be very much food orientated, the barmaid asking us while we were ordering our drinks if we had reserved a table (we hadn’t even said we were eating) and most tables being laid up for food, many of them reserved. Space for drinkers seemed to be somewhat limited. That said, we visited on a Saturday evening, it may well be different at other times.

The pub is certainly quirky, and worth popping in if you’re nearby. As befits it’s name there is much railway memorabilia around, such as old station signs and a model railway track suspended from the ceiling, although unfortunately the train was not running on our visit. There is also a plethora of other “stuff” around, with every square inch of the walls and ceilings covered. There are many photos on the walls, a large selection of hats hanging from the ceiling, an old post box, a set of post office scales, old radio sets, a cello and even the front half of an old Citroën sticking out of the wall.

The most interesting feature of the pub though is probably the genuine old railway carriage that forms an extension at the rear of the pub. It’s still on a set of rails but has been attached to the rear of the pub for a rather unique dining experience. Although I’ve eaten in the pub on a few occasions, I’ve never managed to get in the carriage as it’s always booked up well in advance.

The food was pretty decent on the whole, but not somewhere I’d rush back to. Most of the mains were around the £10 - £12 mark, so a step up from your usual pub grub. We mostly enjoyed what we had, but if I were to be picky I could find faults with most of the dishes – the starter of goat’s cheese tart came with far too much lettuce; the starter of smoked salmon stuffed with prawns and crab seemed over-priced at £6.75, and the chicken pie was not really a pie at all but chicken in a very runny sauce with a pastry topping – give me a PieMinister any day! It's also a shame that it was not possible to have veg with the pie instead of a side salad without being charged an extra £1.95 for the side dish of vegetables. As I said though, I’m picking faults, I’ve had far worse meals. The bar staff all seemed friendly, especially the Welsh lady that I assume was the landlady.

Beers on tap were Butcombe and Rev. James which I believe are the regulars, and on this occasion the guest was Wychwood’s Paddy’s Tout which the landlady volunteered a sample of when I mentioned that I had not come across it before. Ciders were Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 7th March 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Keynsham, 9.3 miles, 2 hr 59 min walk (show)
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5th May 2017, 20:34
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5th May 2017, 20:34
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 21 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes - Railway carriage can be hired. - last updated 03 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Terrestrial - last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes - Boxed - last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT WiFi - last updated 02 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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