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Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol

99 Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS7 8AT
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Alan Winfield left this review about Gloucester Road Ale House & Kitchen

The Gloucester Road Ale House and Kitchen is a decent looking pub,so it was a bit of a surprise once inside to find a very modern looking single roomed pub,the room is square shaped with the bar facing,the floor is part tiled and bare boarded,the seating is comfy bench type to the front with comfy chairs and tall tables and chairs in the middle of the room.
The pub is run by Wickwar brewery,so there was a good selection of their beers on the bar,i had a drink of Wicwar Bob which was a decent drink,the other Wickwar beers were Star,Porter and Cotswold Way,there was also St Austell Proper Job on the bar.
Background music was playing which was good as the pub was empty on my Saturday dinner visit.
Not really my sort of pub.

On 1st May 2016 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Gloucester Road Ale House & Kitchen

Extensively refurbished and re-opened under a new name since my previous review, this is now run by Wickwar Brewery and despite the pub incorporating the word kitchen in to it’s name, it is nonetheless a pub that does food rather than anything too gastrofied.

The basic layout of the pub remains unchanged, although the staircase has been relocated to the front of the building. Flooring is predominantly wood strip with some Victorian style tiling around the bar counter. An exposed brick wall was down the left hand side, with plain white plasterwork elsewhere, and white butcher’s tiles behind the bar counter. On the whole I thought the effect was a little plain and sterile, although there were also a few pictures dotted around the walls, including some of old Bristol such as the Suspension Bridge and Clifton Rocks Railway. The upstairs room continues in a similar vein, albeit with somewhat more exposed brickwork as well as a couple of large mirrors and a plasma screen in the corner that was showing an old black and white film. There is also a smaller bar counter up here with a reduced range of drinks although I also noticed that the Thatcher’s Gold I had from here was somewhat warm and flat compared to the one that had been served up to me downstairs.

The menu offered a fairly concise selection of dishes such as a pie, sausage & champ, pork belly, burger, pulled pork bap, etc., which were mostly priced around £9 and in addition to this there were also a few light bites available. The two things we tried were both decent enough and came with some very chunky chips and an apple slaw.

Beers on tap were predominantly from Wickwar as might be expected with their Bob, Cotswold Way, Try Time and Falling Star. The guest ale on this occasion was Colchester’s Red Diesel. Ciders were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Strongbow Cloudy Apple, Mortimer’s Orchard and Thatcher’s Traditional. All in all whilst I thought this was a decent enough place, it didn’t have quite the cosy ambience that I like in a pub and I’m not sure I’d make a point of popping in again, especially if it were just for a drink rather than a bite to eat.

On 15th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Foresters

A smallish bar on Gloucester Road that looks as though it has remained unchanged for years. With it’s dark wood panelling covering most of the walls, it has the air of an old hotel drawing room rather than your traditional pub, and is a quite unexpected find.

There is an old piano off to one side, and a whole pile of board games stacked on top of it. A small, and very old, TV was mounted up in one corner although this was not in use. There was also a large projector screen that seemed somewhat out of place and was obscuring much of the window, although this was not in use either. There is some vinyl bench seating around the window area, with a mixture of tables and chairs elsewhere. There is also apparently another bar upstairs, although we did not check this out.

The barman was cheerful and friendly and filled me in on some Blackthorn facts which I really ought to have known going on my user name. I know that the recipe has changed several times over the years, and in particular it got somewhat sweeter a couple of years ago before a public outcry forced them to change it back. However, there are now apparently two versions – Dry Blackthorn (that was the original name, but the “Dry” got dropped some time ago) and a Blackthorn which is slightly sweeter. I’ve never seen both in one pub before, in fact I’m not even sure I’ve seen the dry one anywhere.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar and Bass. Ciders were the aforementioned Blackthorns and Taunton Traditional. Draught cider is only £2.20 a pint during the week which is a bit of a bargain.

On 20th April 2012 - rating: 7
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn. - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11am
Monday4pm - 11pm
Tuesday4pm - 11pm
Wednesday4pm - 11pm
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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