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The Travellers Rest, Bristol

Pensford Hill
Pensford
Postal town: Bristol
BS39 4JF
Phone: 01761490347
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Punch Taverns

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Travellers Rest

A traditional looking pub on the main A37 on the outskirts of the village of Pensford, it’s an L-shape pub with a central bar counter and a conservatory extension at the rear as well as a good sized beer garden.

The décor too is fairly traditional with although it’s had a bit of a spruce up at some point with much brown paint from Farrow & Ball on the walls and a burnt orange wall along the front. Flooring is a mixture of carpet and wooden boards and there were numerous old black and white photographs of the locale on the walls along with some rather arty drawings. To the left of the bar counter is a small snug with a leather sofa, although the plasma up in the corner that was showing a BBC news programme detracted from the relaxed ambience somewhat. Around the corner towards the rear of the pub was more of a dining area with the conservatory beyond this. This was a little more contemporary with mottled tiling around the perimeter and pine wood cladding on the lower part of the walls. I believe that this offers excellent views across the Chew Valley, although as it was dark on our visit we could not appreciate this.

The printed menu offered a fairly basic selection of pub grub dishes such as fish & chips, scampi & chips, lasagne, burger, steaks, etc., and these were mostly priced around the £10 mark. A large special board next to the bar offered another ten or so options which sounded more interesting and were more in the £10 - £12 range. My Hickory chicken with bacon, cheese and barbeque sauce was a generous portion but ultimately no better than I could have got for a lot less in many chain places. Across the table a chicken and pasta dish had a similarly mass produced feel to it and neither were worth the asking price.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar, Courage Best and Gem whilst a pump for Tribute appeared to have run out. Ciders were Thatcher’s Dry and Thatcher’s Gold. Overall, despite a hiccup with the food I quite liked this pub with it’s traditional ambience and friendly staff and would happily stop for a pint if I was passing.

On 4th December 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Keynsham, 4.31 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 5.65 miles, 1 hr 49 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 5.8 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Travellers Rest, Pensford
4th Dec 2015, 09:47
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
19th Mar 2012, 19:34
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 11 June 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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