User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Stats - Pubs Reviewed by County with Pubsignman on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Phoenix
Image posted by Blackthorn _
Submitted on Sunday, 16th February 2014
With picture contributions to 4477 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (3 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Phoenix, Bristol

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Victoria Sqaure
Portishead
Postal town: Bristol
BS20 6AG
Phone: 01275817263
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Phoenix (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Blackthorn _ left this review about The Phoenix

An unusual pub tucked down a small side street but only a few seconds stroll from the bustling High Street, it looks quite conventional from the outside with a garden and car park at the front, but internally it feels very much as though you’ve just wandered in to someone’s living room.

It’s divided in to a few different rooms, the first one when you get in being the lounge with plenty of tables packed in as well as a darts board, and beyond this a hallway with some stairs leading up. The small corner bar counter was off to the left, and there was also a conservatory that provided extra seating and had heavy red drape curtains at the window. Whether it was a house at one time that has been converted I’m not sure, but it certainly has very much that feel to it. Décor wise it was all fairly conventional with red patterned carpet on the floor along with some lino near the bar area, cream plasterwork on the walls and pale brown and green paint on the woodwork. A few old black and white pictures of Bristol were on the walls, including some of the suspension bridge, and there was a TV mounted on the wall at the back, although this was not in use on our visit. Unlike the youf’s in other nearby pubs, this one seemed to attract an older clientele, with the majority being pensioners I would have thought.

Beers on tap were Marston’s Saddle Tank, Young’s Special and Pedigree. The solitary cider meanwhile was Thatcher’s Gold. There’s not really much about this pub that would draw me back, but I can imagine it’s a solid enough local for the regulars and certainly had a more relaxing ambience than some of the other rather noisy options nearby.

On 23rd February 2018 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1693 recommendations about 1630 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Quinno _ left this review about The Phoenix

A funny little place, a bit like having a beer in someone's back room conservatory. Quite a small bar internally, but it manages to pack in a couple of Marstons beers in fair condition and you get offered the choice of sparklered/non-sparklered pump before you order which is a nice touch. Clientèle are mainly the middle-aged old-skool 'Head residents, generating a good atmosphere. The outside seating area looked fab for a hot summer's day.

Wouldn't necessarily be my no#1 destination in town but you could do a lot worse.

On 11th April 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3912 recommendations about 3900 pubs]

External web links for The Phoenix

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Quinno _
Avonmouth, 5.6 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
Shirehampton, 5.77 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
St Andrews Road, 6.6 miles, 2 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Phoenix, Portishead
23rd Feb 2018, 09:57
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _
 
17th Feb 2014, 08:53
Picture submitted by Blackthorn _ 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 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Small outside patio - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Requires code - last updated 23 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed