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Toby Carvery Maes Knoll, Whitchurch, Bristol

Bristol Road
Whitchurch
Bristol
BS14 0PF
Phone: 01275834698
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Toby Carvery (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Maes Knoll

This pub is actually a Toby carvery, so that straight away gives you some idea what to expect. For many years it was known as The Black Lion. Quite why it needed to change it’s name is not clear, but at least it’s changed it to something with a local connection (Maes Knoll is the name of an Iron Age hill fort a few miles to the south) rather than something entirely spurious as is so often the case.

There’s nothing at all wrong with it, but then again there’s nothing particularly right with it either. It’s bland but inoffensive, no character but clean and tidy. They’ve tried to make a bit of an effort but ultimately there’s only so much you can do once you’ve ripped out the original interior and are starting afresh. It’s carpeted throughout, with some exposed brickwork, flock wallpaper elsewhere, a pastel blue painted plaster in yet another area and some whitewashed wood panelling. A bit of everything it seems. A snug area off to the right is reminiscent of a hotel drawing room with it’s dark wood panelling, green button backed leather bench seating and drawings of old Bristol on the walls.

I didn’t check the menu, but there was a dominant carvery counter off to the left as you come in. How many of these they sell on sunny afternoons I’m not sure, but I guess if that’s what your brand is about, you have to persevere. There is another room at the rear with a couple of sofa’s and a plasma on the wall, although this had the volume tuned off.

There is also a small beer garden, although this is rather uninspiring being tucked away around the back of the pub, with just a blank wall and the car park for a view. That, together with the constant drone of the kitchen extractor fans, makes for a somewhat unappealing ambience.

Beers on this occasion were Butcombe and Marston’s Royal Union. There was a third pump that was in the process of being changed. This may have been Theakstons going on one of the meal deal promotions I saw chalked up. Ciders were disappointing, with just Bulmers and Strongbow, unfortunately.

On 7th May 2011 - rating: 5
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Pete Yeates left this review about Maes Knoll

Still referred to as “The Black Lion” by many true locals, this place stands on the corner of the Wells Road and Staunton lane in the middle of Whitchurch Village.

Now predominantly a food operation, it is well worth a visit for the carvery. Forget trying to book in advance, I tried, just try and get there early!

On 29th December 2007 - rating: 8
[User has posted 99 recommendations about 92 pubs]

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Parson Street, 3.42 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 3.57 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Keynsham, 3.61 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 wifi - last updated 03 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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