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Shakespeare Tavern, Bristol Central, Bristol

68 Prince Street
Bristol
BS1 4QD
Phone: 01179297695
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Greene King

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Reviews of Shakespeare Tavern (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Alan Winfield left this review about Shakespeare Tavern

The Shakespeare Tavern is a pub that is housed in a fairly grand looking building.
Once inside the bar faces in an oblong shaped room to the front, which is bare boarded,the seating is bench seating and chairs,there is a separate room to the rear which is oblong shaped and bare boarded,there are normal tables and chairs in this room.
There were five real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Wadworth 6X,which was a very nice drink,the other real ales were Taylor Landlord,St Austell Tribute,GK Abbot and GK IPA.
Food was being served,but did not take over the pub.
The pub was very busy on my late Saturday afternoon visit,there was decent background music playing.
I thought this was a decent pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 15/7/2017

On 27th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Shakespeare Tavern

This is one of the few proper, traditional pubs left in the central Bristol area, and all the better for it. There is a small patio area at the front, which is a pleasant enough spot although being opposite a busy junction it doesn’t have much of an outlook.

Inside, there’s a front and rear bar. Neither are especially big and it can get quite busy in here, so you’re often unable to get a seat. Both bars are similar in style, with much dark wood panelling on the front wall, old floorboards and a few nautical items on the wall such as old black and white photos of ships and the obligatory display of various knots in a glass case. Although the pub does not have a nautical name, it is just a few yards away from the docks, so it’s appropriate enough, and in a nod to the pub’s name there was also a portrait of the Bard as well as a few watercolours of the local area. A fire-place to one side contained a wood burning stove, although on closer inspection it was clear that this was more decorative than functional. The rear bar is a little cosier and has a couple of interesting leaded, stained glass windows.

Beers on tap were the mostly from the Greene King stable with their Abbot Ale, Old Golden Hen and Old Speckled Hen. There was also Ilkley Pale Ale and a further pump which appeared to have run out. The solitary cider was Thatcher’s Gold.

On 27th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Shakespeare Tavern

A respectable Greene King pub, with a lot of character. The beer was very well kept and the manager and staff were pleasant and friendly. I went for the GK guest, Ashley Down Brewery, December - well worth a look in.

On 19th November 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Shakespeare Tavern, Bristol
27th Oct 2017, 16:07
Review submitted by Alan Winfield
 
15th Oct 2017, 19:11
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield 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.

  • Beer Garden : Yes - Small terrace at front - last updated 27 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Bristol CAMRA. - last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 27 September 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 29th 2018
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