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The Bay Horse, Bristol Central, Bristol

1 Lewins Mead
Bristol
BS1 2LJ
Phone: 01179258287
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Bay Horse

Somewhere I somehow never visited in my youth despite its location, so decided to put that right. A large and prominent pub in the city centre which abuts a busy junction. This would, I imagine, have been a multi-roomer with a bit of atmosphere years ago but sadly has been made-over multiple times. Now there are a mix of areas where even modern technology can't overcome the need for structural supports but fortunately the large arched windows from many moons ago remain. Is presently owned by Greene King, so connoisseurs of their managed estate will recognise the corporate catalogue interior decor though at least they've made the effort to source some old black and white prints of the city centre. Three ales over five pumps; GK IPA, Abbot and a fair St Austell Tribute. It serves a purpose but could be much better with a bit of imagination.

On 15th December 2018 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bay Horse

The Bay Horse is situated in the middle of Bristol and has lots of traffic going by if you want to watch it.
Once inside there is a largish oblong shaped room which runs to the rear where the bar is,the room is divided into different areas,there is a raise area to the rear right,the room is bare boarded and the seating mainly normal tables and chairs with a few settees.
I took this pub to be a Geeene King tied house with what real ales were on the bar and by looking at the menus,there were two real ales on the bar with a few unclipped pumps,i had a drink of GK London Glory which was a decent drink,the other beer was Old Speckled Hen.
The pub was packed on my Saturday afternoon visit with both drinkers and people having meals.
I found this to be a decent enough pub for a quick half.
I still have my doubts about this being a John Barras house.

Pub visited 25/6/2016

On 7th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Bay Horse

Recently refurbished, this pub sits on a busy junction on the edge of the city centre. Inside the interior is modern with cream and purple walls, a mixture of a busy patterned carpet and wood flooring, modern art prints seeming to have an oil rig theme as well as some 30s style showing cottages in rolling countryside. The pub is effectively opened out inside but remaining sections of internal loadbearing walls and chimney breasts mean that there remains a feel of separate areas. Mixed seating of all known types, low key music but with a series of TVs showing Sky News muted.
Large arched windows remain from a previous era and let in lots of light on a corner site, likewise the ceiling retains ornate cornices and ceiling roses.
There are four handpumps on the bar, one was reversed, the others offering St Austell Tribute, Bath Ales Gem and Black Sheep Bitter. Two boxes behind the bar contained Weston's Original and Old Rosie ciders. 10% discount for CAMRA card carrying members.
Not a bad spot if lacking in real pub character, the beer was well kept. Some railed off outdoor seating offers excellent traffic views.

On 15th April 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Montpelier, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bay Horse, Bristol
30th Dec 2018, 21:52
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
30th Dec 2018, 21:47
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - some tables out front but hardly a garden - last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 06 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 December 2018 by Quinno _
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