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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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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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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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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 Jan 2020, 23:52
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27th Jan 2020, 23:43
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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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