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Ring O'Bells, Bristol

Upper Road
Hinton Blewitt
Postal town: Bristol
BS39 5AN
Phone: 01761452239
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Ring O'Bells

Lovely village pub that overlooks a small village green. There is a patio area as you enter, which has been fenced off since the photographs from 2015. Outdoor toilets are in a block to the left of the patio.

From the main entrance door, the bar can be found against the left wall. From the main bar, a doorway leads to a dining room and a garden.

Butcombe Original is the regular beer. A guest was Butcombe Pacifica. There were 4 ciders - Thatcher's Stan's Cheddar Valley, Weston's Rosie's Pig & Abrahall's Cuckoo Penny & Celtic Tiger.

In a beautiful location, this was our favourite Somerset pub of the day.

On 16th May 2022 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Ring O'Bells

A traditional and attractive looking stone built country pub in a rather remote but very pleasant setting with great views across rolling fields, the pub building forms a U-shape around an entrance courtyard that is also used as a seating area, and there is also a further beer garden off to the right.

Internally, it consists of one room in the main part of the pub that is split in to two halves, with a further restaurant area off to the right. The left hand half housed the bar counter and had a flagstone floor with plain wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and rough cream plasterwork elsewhere. A few beer mats were pinned to the ceiling, but not as extensive a selection as you get in some pubs, whilst a small selection of games were on a shelf at the rear. This part seemed very much geared for vertical drinking, with just one high chair at the bar, and three more clustered around a beer barrel. The right half was a little cosier, with plenty of beams on the ceiling that had fairly light string on them, carpet on the floor and several tables and chairs. A large stone fireplace completely filled one wall, with a wood burning stove and a pile of logs stacked up ready for the colder weather. A small TV was up in one corner, but fortunately this was not in use, whilst a number of random pieces of artwork were on the walls, many seeming to have a feline theme.

The menu offered a decent enough selection of pub grub dishes and my smoky fishcakes were a decent dish and a very generous portion. That said, at £16 before you’ve even added a side order of chips it’s certainly at the top end of pub pricing, but to be fair that was one of the more expensive options. Across the table a mushroom and goat’s cheese burger with pesto and red onion was also well received.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar, Butcombe Original and Timothy Taylor landlord, whilst a fourth pump appeared unused. Ciders meanwhile were Thatcher’s Dry, Thatcher’s Haze and Ashton Press. All in all, a great pub and well worth taking the trouble to track it down.

On 23rd May 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Parson Street, 10.14 miles, 3 hr 15 min walk (show)
Keynsham, 10.5 miles, 3 hr 22 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 10.82 miles, 3 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ring O'Bells, Hinton Blewitt
16th May 2022, 16:29
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
23rd May 2018, 10:03
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 May 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Terrestrial only - last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 28 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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