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Shore, Bristol

Bristol Hotel, Narrow Quay
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Shore

Known for many years as The Waterfront Tavern, this had a makeover a year or so back and has now been rebranded as Shore. Although the basic layout remains unchanged, it’s got a much more contemporary feel to it now.

The pub is on two levels – the lower level as you walk in has a nice airy feel with double height, dual aspect windows that over look the harbour and Pero’s Bridge. Upstairs is a little darker and gloomier, without any natural light. There is also a patio out at the front, partly covered and heated which would be a pleasant spot on a sunny day.

The lower bar has dark wood flooring and some grey slate tiles. To the left is a fireplace boxed in with some sort of stainless steel fabrication which looks odd. Mounted in this is a trendy type of gas fire that looks to be more decorative than heat producing. A large plasma sits above this. To the right on this occasion was a DJ Deck, and a sign advertised the house DJ that was there on Friday and Saturday evenings. Presumably at other times this may not be there. The ceiling lights are unusual in that they appear to be made from upturned, metal garden bins with a number of extra holes drilled in the sides. The tables are also made from metal dustbins with a wooden top mounted on them and wicker chairs alongside. The paint scheme is a mixture of cream and grey, with a number of generic black-and-white photos on the walls, most depicting a beach scene of some sort.

The upper bar is a little gloomier as previously mentioned, but you have to go up here to get your pint. This is a longer, narrower space with unusual stripy wallpaper along the long right hand wall that has metallic stripes on it enhanced by red LED lighting. Completing the furnishings are a few scattered pot plants. The establishment seems to have a bit of a pink theme for some reason, with a very vivid hue covering the menu’s, barman’s shirt and a few feathers that were dotted around. The menu itself looked to be a short selection of pub grub dishes, although from what I could see it looked to be a little on the pricy side.

The solitary beer on tap was Bath Ale’s Gem, although this appeared to be keg rather than cask which I’ve not seen before. Ciders were Bath’s Bounders and Weston’s Premium which was a slush version, i.e.; crushed ice is dispensed along with the liquid.

On 20th June 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
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26th Jul 2015, 21:53
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26th Jul 2015, 21:53
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 June 2011 by hondo .
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