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Colosseum, Bristol

Redcliff Hill
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Colosseum

A slightly odd looking pub, it appears to be the sort of establishment you might expect to find in the middle of a rundown 1970’s housing estate, so it’s location directly opposite the impressive architecture of St. Mary Redcliffe church seems a little out of place.

Inside too, the appearance is a little odd with it’s suspended tiled ceiling that would be more at home in an office than a pub and it generally feels more like a private members club of some sort rather than your regular pub. Internally it’s a sideways U-shape with a front and rear bar area. The front area was full to capacity on a recent Thursday evening visit due to a ladies darts match in progress, so we decamped to the rear where there are a couple of pool tables and a darts board as well as a good selection of trophies. A plasma screen was showing a music channel. Décor wise there is little of any note with red carpet on the floor and deep red velvet curtains at the windows. Some unusual art deco style lights on the rear wall were unusual. Food doesn’t seem to feature prominently here, although a sign outside did say that breakfast was served from 7:30, presumably to cater for local office workers. A glass cabinet tacked on to the end of the bar housed a selection of cling film wrapped slices of cake.

Unfortunately there were no real ales on tap, just keg Courage Best. Ciders fared somewhat better with Thatcher’s Gold and Blackthorn, although a third pump for Thatcher’s Heritage was apparently “off”.

On 15th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about Colosseum

The Colosseum looks like and estate type pub.
The pub was open well before 11am so it had to be done.
Once inside the pub has two separate rooms,the front room is oblong shaped,the seating is normal tables and chairs and the room is carpeted,there is a separate pool room to the rear and a covered verander to the right.
No real ales on the bars so i had a drink of Courage Best which which i dont have a problem in drinking.
Breakfasts were being served,so very handy if you want a pint and breakfast before 11am.

Pub visited 23/1/2016

On 20th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Colosseum

An intriguing little place that looks more like some sort of café than a pub. Built in the 1960’s after the wholesale demolition of the surrounding area, the exterior divides opinion but I think it has a rather quirky quality and perhaps could be an intriguing prospect. However the interior is a pretty battered and dated. A token real ale (Doom Bar, I think) which I passed on in favour of a coffee. There’s a lounge area to the rear and a tacked-on plastic conservatory to the side. I took coffee on the front beer garden overlooking the road and giving a sideways view of St Mary Redcliffe church which was a bit more pleasant than being inside. Not one I’d be heading back to now I’ve satisfied my curiosity.

On 6th October 2013 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.46 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Colosseum, Bristol
15th Apr 2016, 10:37
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _
20th Feb 2016, 19:23
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - front terrace - last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 April 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 November 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 30 December 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 April 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 24 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday7:30am - 10:30pm
Monday7:30am - 11pm
Tuesday7:30am - 11pm
Wednesday7:30am - 11pm
Thursday7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 11:15pm
Saturday7:30am - 11:15pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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