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The Shakespeare, Totterdown, Bristol

1 Henry Street
Totterdown
Bristol
BS3 4UD
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Quinno _ left this review about The Shakespeare

Has had some cash thrown at it and now fancies itself as a cross between a boho bar and eatery. Three rooms knocked together to create a staple shaped interior. Chocolate and cream colour scheme. Somehow there was no ale on over the three taps and half the kegs were also off (‘late delivery’ quoth the lady behind the bar…hmm), so a half of Stowford Press had to do. Perhaps inevitably, the pub newspaper of choice was the Guardian. 5.5

May 2008
A rather good backstreet corner boozer in the fast-gentrifying area of Totterdown, though the regulars are quite often the old-skool 'downers that I remember from my childhood. Popped in on the strength of its GBG entry and spotted four ales (Bass, Deuchars, Sharps Cornish Coaster and another one I forgot to note) along with a couple of ciders. My Coaster was nice, as was the Deuchars my friend tried. Fairly busy for an early Saturday afternoon as well, though most people seemed to be drinking Magners??? Live music events were advertised. The rear area is apparently quite good but I failed to venture out that far, preferring to sit n the benches out front. Apparently the landlady is a bit of a strange one but I don’t think I had the pleasure on my visit as the service was fine! Recommended, especially as it's quite simple to walk to from Temple Meads if you’re feeling fit. Rated 7

On 15th December 2018 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare is a nice looking corner that is set in the back streets of Totterdown.
Once inside there is an L shaped room which has part tiled and bare boarded floor,there are normal tables and chairs to the front,the bar is down one step on the left side,there are more normal tables and chairs in this area.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Wye Valley HPA,which went down very well,the other real ales were Bristol Beer Factory Fortitude,Butcombe Bitter and Prescott Hill Climb.
Background music was playing.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 29/7/2017

On 28th October 2017 - rating: 8
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Shakespeare

Nice enough street corner local, although it's unfortunately lost the buzz that it had a few years ago when Mad Ernie was there. It seemed relatively quiet at 11:00 on a Saturday night. There were five hand pumps on, sporting what appeared to be a good choice of ale.

Also Stowford Press, Cheddar Valley, Natch & Blackthorn cider.

On 2nd August 2009 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Lawrence Hill, 1.61 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Shakespeare, Bristol
30th Dec 2018, 21:41
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
16th Dec 2018, 18:21
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thurs - last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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