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The Brassmill, Bristol

Avon Mill Lane
Keynsham
Postal town: Bristol
BS31 2UG
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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Brassmill

A Vintage Inns on the site of a large water mill,part of which was destroyed by flash flooding in 1968.The exterior is in stone but with few large windows,so on approach it doesnt seem to be open until you reach a front door by some decking high above the former mill pond.There is a low ceiling throughout the interior with a nominal drinking area to the left,demarked in flagstone style flooring with some fine wood panelling,and exposed brickwork breaking up the space nicely.A flatscreen here has BBC24 News on mute.However with menus on every table ,you may not escape diners in this area.To the right there is an extensive dining area in several sections which winds around the rest of the interior,again sectioned off with exposed brickwork.
The L shaped wooden bar has 6 handpumps but these were drawing Butcombe Original,Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute all doubled up.
There really aren't any river views nor much outside space,so its a very family food orientated place with not a lot to interest real ale drinkers,nor much pub atmosphere.Functional at best.

On 15th May 2017 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Brassmill

A large, extensive pub on the banks of the river, this was a former brass mill as it’s name suggests, and some of the old buildings are still evident. The main focus here seems to be on dining, and there were plenty of OAP’s in doing just that on a recent midweek lunch time visit.

Inside it’s divided in to several different areas, although they all flow from one in to another. They’re not separate rooms, just areas of the pub that have been partitioned off with low balustrades or arched brickwork to break up the space a little. Decor wise, the theme is fairly consistent throughout with mostly carpeting on the floors although there are some old flagstones in the entrance way and some red tiling around the bar. Walls are a mixture of cream plasterwork and exposed brick or stone with a small section of wood panelling at one end that had a bit of a hotel drawing room feel to it. There were several fire-paces around, although I only noticed one that was in use. This had a plasma stuck above it which looked a little out of place, but fortunately this was not in use.

At the far end in the old mill building was an impressive arched roof with plenty of wooden beams supporting it. The windows here offered views of the river and overall for a modern makeover of an old building they haven’t done too bad a job, although it does lack any real character. There is also a small outside patio with some wicker furniture.

The menu was extensive and divided in to several different sections. Most of the mains seemed to be somewhere around the £9 - £12 range, although there were a number of options that fell outside of this price bracket. There was also a lunch/lite bites menu served until 5:00pm and these were priced at £6.50 for one course. I chose the Toad in the Hole with Mashed Potato and Caramelised Onion Gravy form here and whilst it was just about ok, it was certainly nothing special. Staff seemed friendly and helpful, although as is often the case with such places they could have done with some more behind the bar – three punters waiting whilst the solitary barman took about five minutes to key a food order in to the till is not good.

Beers on tap were Tribute, Butcombe and the seasonal Reinbeer from Ringwood. The solitary cider was Blackthorn, unless you include Aspall’s hot mulled cider.

On 6th December 2012 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Keynsham, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Lawrence Hill, 5.17 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 5.41 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Brassmill, Keynsham
15th May 2017, 12:29
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
15th May 2017, 12:28
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 May 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 Wifi - last updated 20 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
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