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The Bag o' Nails, Bristol

141 St. Georges Road
Hotwells
Bristol
BS1 5UW
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bag o' Nails

The Bag o' Nails is a small looking pub that is close to the busy Anchor Road.
Once inside there is a small oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the floor is bare boarded and the bar is on the left side,the seating is tables and small stools and pew seats and small stools.
There was a good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Hawkshead Bitter,which went down well,the other real ales noted were Tapstone Wild Woods,Redemption Hotspur,Castle Coombe Dark Lane,Bristol Beer Factory 12 Apostiles and one from Kettlestone.
The pub was very busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 15/7/2017

On 27th October 2017 - rating: 8
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Mark Davey left this review about The Bag o' Nails

Great beer, nice pub, friendly locals and good service, but, sorry Luke, can't stand cats! They make me itch and I really am not sure that it is hygienic having them living on the bar. I was dragged in by my fellow crawlers and couldn't wait to leave. I am itching right now whilst typing this, just thinking about the Bag O nails.

On 7th March 2016 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bag o' Nails

Have popped in a couple of times since the last review and thankfully the slovenly youth has not been spotted behind the bar, so a big improvement - hopefully she was marched off the premises. The range of ales remains though whilst the quality is usually decent, it isn’t – in my humble opinion - as consistently top notch as the Three Tuns or Grain Barge. The plethora of kittens that have appeared may not be to everyone’s taste, easy to squash one as you navigate the tiny interior and on my last visit one was deposited on a nearby table in a box. Still, remains a worthwhile visit if not quite premier league.

May 2013
A revisit to the BoN after its period of closure and subsequent re-opening under the auspices of a ‘well-known’ (by reputation, I’ve never met him) local landlord. Fairly quiet on our Sunday late afternoon visit, for the most part it was the three of us plus a chap sat at the bar who appeared to be a companion of the barmaid. There’s been some cosmetic smartening-up of the interior but the layout and feel is the same as it was before - a small, intimate little room with basic furnishings, wooden flooring and a range of ales at the bar. Something I hadn’t noticed previously was a porthole in the floor which was backlit like a disco. There was also a pub cat that stayed resolutely asleep in his window bed for the duration, despite me deciding to take advantage of the free record player and plonk some Kraftwerk on. Five ales on over six pumps with some interesting choices. The quality however was pretty hit and miss; an ‘Australian Pale Ale’ (unknown brewer) was fine, the Tyne Bank Jamaican Mild was OK if a little below par, but my companion’s Glastonbury Love Monkey was cloudy and clearly past its best (I said they should take it back but they wouldn’t…). The young barmaid was professionally apathetic and seemed utterly disinterested in our presence from start to finish, too busy talking to the chap at the bar and only acknowledging our presence when it was time to hand over money. We tried the advertised (and well-hyped) pork pies which were fair but maybe not quite as jaw-dropping as the (perhaps ironic?) write-up suggested. Again, the barmaid took her good time to rise from her stool, take the order and serve up. In a small little local’s pub that creates an extra intensity to an uncomfortable atmosphere and we felt like invading outsiders. I wonder if the chap at the bar clocked this, as he made an effort to pass the time of day with us after the pie-ordering episode. I really wanted to like it in here but there were too many negatives. I hope I caught it on a bad day but the subsequent good beer quality and friendly welcome in the Hope & Anchor put this one into stark perspective for me. Rated 5

May 2009
A teeny-tiny little place with a slightly foreboding look (it doesn't immediately scream "come in!") which nevertheless manages to pack in several excellent ales (microbreweries a speciality), including a mild on my visit. The interior is very small and basic, no-frills except for some pictures on the walls and some oddments in corners - the focus in here is having a drink and some banter. Hot pies and pasties are available at the bar. Well worth the short walk from the city centre. Rated 8

On 31st December 2014 - rating: 7
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Bristol crawl - November 2009 by Gill Smith
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Clifton Down, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.62 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 April 2016 by Gill Smith
  • Darts : No last updated 04 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes - Record player available to punters - last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 November 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 August 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 December 2014 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday5pm - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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