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The Tobacco Factory, Southville, Bristol

Pub added by Dave McNally
Raleigh Road
Bristol
BS3 1TF
Phone: 01179020060
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Reviews of The Tobacco Factory (Average Rating: 4 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Tobacco Factory

A large and somewhat impersonal venue, it does nonetheless seem very popular and was the original bar in this area that kick-started the whole regeneration of this end of North Street.

It’s essentially just one very large, industrial looking room crammed full of tables and chairs with a couple of odd sofa’s scattered around. The harsh acoustics means it can be quite noisy when it’s busy, which it invariably seems to be. There is a small raised section at one end which has a few bean bags on it. Unusual, but again this seems a popular spot for people to chill out and survey the rest of the pub.

The décor is very industrial as previously mentioned, with a concrete ceiling and all pipes and other services on display, plus a solitary disco glitter ball which looked a little out of place. Wails are plain brick although witch a selection of artwork dotted around. There is a long bar at the back running almost the length of the room, with a food servery down at one end, plus a selection of cupcakes and the like displayed on the bar counter. There is a smaller room off to the rear, and a small courtyard area out the back.

Food is of the “trendy” variety rather than your traditional pub grub. Think lentils, halloumi and roasted red peppers and you’ll get the general idea, with most of the mains being around the £9 mark and a selection of light bites at around £6.50. Beers on tap were all from the Bristol Beer Factory, with their Acer, Sunrise and No. 7. Ciders were Ashton Press and Bath Ales’ Bounders.

On 10th January 2011 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Tobacco Factory

This is a big, cold, formulaic canteen. It’s desperately trying to be trendy by charging expensive prices and employing pretentious staff. Packed to the rafters but less atmosphere than a funeral. No ale available, only pressurized keg and bottles of Bath blonde lager. Basically, this is just a big room with achingly trendy muzak selling overpriced lager to rich students, yummy mummys and wannabe arty types.

On 14th May 2008 - rating: 2
[User has posted 3997 recommendations about 3985 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Parson Street, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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14th Mar 2016, 18:17
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
14th Mar 2016, 18:17
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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  • Darts : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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