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Bocabar, Bristol

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Bath Road
Arnos Vale
Phone: 01179728838
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Bocabar

A large, barn-like place that is really more of a café/bar than your traditional pub. It’s one large open space with a big table full of community event leaflets as you go in. There’s a big arched roof with the electrical services on view and most of the rafters are strung with fairy lights which creates a reasonably pleasant effect, although the fact that the pretty much the only lighting seemed to be from them and candles on the tables made it slightly dark. Most of the seating is leather sofa’s and low level tables although there is also an area at the rear billed as a dining room.

The design is in a similar vein to the Tobacco Factory and it too looks the sort of place that would attract plenty of “yummy mummies” during the day and this was emphasised by a stack of high chairs at the side of the room. Unusually for a pub there’s a display counter full of food reminiscent of the type of thing you might expect in an upmarket deli, containing a selection of cheeses, olives and such like. There was also a printed menu with a good selection of pizza’s and a few specials chalked up on a board. Some of the prices seemed a bit steep though, e.g.; £9.25 for a cheese board.

Beers on offer were Gem, Spa and Wickwar’s Bob. Ciders were Weston’s, Bounders and Stowford Press. Drink prices also seemed high at £6.75 for two pints.

On 5th November 2010 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1912 recommendations about 1828 pubs]

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Pete Yeates left this review about Bocabar

Interesting venue, with a good range of food, drink and entertainment. Although a bit pricey in places, its worth a visit!

Nicely located for the nearby Endemol studios (Deal or No Deal etc.) as well as being on the main No.1 & X39 bus routes.

On 7th November 2008 - rating: 8
[User has posted 99 recommendations about 92 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Lawrence Hill, 1.9 miles, 36 min walk (show)
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27th Jan 2016, 20:38
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
27th Jan 2016, 20:38
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

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