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The Victoria Park, Bedminster, Bristol

66 Raymend Road
Bristol
BS3 4QW
Phone: 01173306043
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Victoria Park

Down an unassuming back street close to the eponymous park, this is a rather basic pub with a stripped back interior and impressive beer garden. You enter through a porch into the front seating area – a relatively smart space which extends a little to the left and offers basic tables and chairs in what is arguably the most pleasant indoor spot. The room runs to the rear down the right hand side, with the servery along the left hand wall in this part of the room. The bar has a modern, unattractive counter and white tile bar back, which gives the place a modern feel and the impression of having been lifted from a craft beer bar. The room has scuffed floorboards and a striking lilac colour scheme that is easier on the eye than you might think. Various sized tables with mismatched chairs fill the space opposite the bar, with an uncomfortable looking bench booth at the far end. Lots of brightly coloured modern paintings, mainly depicting seascapes or gardens, fill the wall space and the radio was playing during my stay, at a sensible volume. The pub’s main asset has to be its remarkable garden – a tiered affair set across at least six levels as the rear of the pub plunges down into the valley below. The top level affords some terrific views of the surrounding area and has a drinking ledge at the very top with high stools along it, ideal for you to take in the view over a pint or two. Picnic benches on decking , patio and grass can be found, in that order, as you descend through the garden – be prepared for a lung busting trek back to the bar if you decide to sit on the lowest level though.
There were three beers on handpull when I arrived – Ringwood Razor Back, St Erik’s Midnight Sun and Fuller’s Fruit Loop. The latter set me back a rather pricey £4.30 but was in good nick and served to me by a friendly barmaid.
I thought the character of this classic back street boozer had been lost somewhat to a modernised interior that felt a bit bland and featureless, but the amazing views from the garden more than compensated for this loss. It’s a shame that the beer prices were steeper than the garden path, as this could be a great summer destination venue – I enjoyed my visit and saw enough to make me consider popping back if in the area again.

On 7th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Victoria Park

A decent community pub located in the back streets of Bedminster, it was previously known as The Raymend, and at that time was a rather down at heel back street boozer. A few years back it was completely transformed, and is still going strong judging by the number of punters in on a recent Thursday evening visit, although there is perhaps, quite a strong food emphasis now.

It consists of a single, L-shape room with high ceilings and a garden at the rear which offers good views due to it’s elevated position. Décor wise, it follows the usual formula of reclaimed wooden boards on the floor and various different shades of paint on the walls. A couple of old fire-places were still in situ, but whether these are ever used or purely decorative, I’m not sure. Staff were all young and friendly, although seemed a little distracted at times.

The menu was chalked up on a large blackboard and was a step or two up from your usual “pub grub” with options such as Coconut Chilli Langoustine, Spiced Halloumi or Roasted Aubergine topped with a Mozzarella & Tomato Sauce although there were also a few more usual options such as a burger and fish & chips. Most of the main courses were in the £10 - £12 range. I opted for the Crab, Salmon & Haddock Fish Cakes and these were a decent and tasty dish, although perhaps a little on the small side. A Chicken & Mushroom pie on the other side of the table was also well received and a much more generous portion.

Beers on tap were Moor Revival, Butty Bach and Arbor’s Motueka along with Meantime’s London Pale Ale on keg. Ciders were Stowford Press and Aspall’s Suffolk.

On 21st August 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bedminster, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Victoria Park, Bristol
7th Jan 2019, 18:46
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
9th Jun 2017, 17:52
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No - Terrestrial sport only like Rugby - last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 October 2010 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 August 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Code on black board at bar - last updated 09 June 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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