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Shakespeare Tavern, 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

Bucking Fastard left this review about Shakespeare Tavern

A mid terrace building of substantial construction with impressive if worn steps up to the front door past a small front terrace.Don't worry about the Greene King signage,this isn't one of their corporate disaster zones but rather a very good ale house.The tap room is L shaped with very fine wood panelling all around,and traditional furniture.Through an arch is a comfy back snug with it's own bar access while up a steep staircase is a first floor dining room.On the ground floor there are no food menus,it's a fine place just to sup.There were 4 guest on my visit besides the obligatory GK IPA,namely Twisted WTF,Yeovil Stout Hearted,Summerskill Whistle Belly Vengance and a good Goffs Jester Brew 9,NBSS 3.5.
One to include on any real ale tour of the city centre,possibly worth lingering for a while as it's just off the tourist radar.

On 30th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about Shakespeare Tavern

Good beer Guide 2021 entry. Greene King but with up to 8 handpulls on.

Small terrace area at the front and typically traditional interior.

Bar staff efficient, friendly and knowledgeable about their beers.

On 7th June 2021 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about Shakespeare Tavern

Claiming to be the "longest serving ale house in Bristol", this is a nice two-roomer with some good old woodwork. Traces of an earlier refurb are visible, notably the graphic map wall, but have weathered in quite nicely. There is a small patio at the front. However the main attraction is the enthusiasm for beers, with an excellent and changing range of guests alongside the predictable IPA and Abbot, on this occasion including Gloucester Vanilla Porter, Hanlon's Port Stout, Great Western Bitter and Tribute, plus a volunteered discount for CAMRA. A good survivor amongst the various trendy places in the area.

On 27th January 2020 - rating: 8
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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
30th Sep 2021, 09:54
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
30th Sep 2021, 09:51
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • 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 _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - major events - last updated 27 January 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • 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
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