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The Ashville, Bristol

15 Leigh Street
Bristol
BS3 1SN
Phone: 01179396897
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Cider Drinker left this review about The Ashville

Not much changed since Blackthorns review apart from garden closed and Ales by nearby Bristol beer factory and Thatcher's Heritage has been replaced by Haze, get in!

On 12th August 2017 - no rating submitted
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Ashville

Since my last review, this has undergone a complete transformation and has even changed it’s name to highlight the fact that it is a very different pub to what it was previously. It has been opened out so that’s it’s now all one large room, with only a free-standing slate brick chimney breast marking the point where there used to be a wall between the two bars.

It’s a light and airy space with good sized windows on two sides, with white paintwork on the ceiling and pale blue paint on the top part of the walls, although there is a rather darker red colour on the lower part. The flooring is wood strip whilst there are a number of chunky farmhouse tables throughout and some colourful local artwork on the walls. Many of the tables were reserved, and all included menus and cutlery in a small metal bucket, suggesting that food is very much the emphasis here now. I imagine one would be somewhat unwelcome occupying a table just to drink if there were diners waiting to be seated, although there were also a few high chairs at the bar.

The menu offers a decent selection of pub grub dishes, with options such as Ham Egg & Chips, Burger, Sausage & mash, Fish & Chips, etc., and these were mostly priced around the £9/£10 mark. In addition to the regular menu there was also a specials board listing a few more options. Our Salmon & Cod Fish Cakes with lemon aioli, dressed leaves and a burnt lemon was a decent and tasty dish, although it really did need the side order of chips which were charged extra (although at £2 for a couple of bowls which was plenty for two to share, I’m not complaining). The lemon aioli was an unusual but pleasant accompaniment, although the requested tartare was rather less successful having an odd curry flavour (and consequently yellow hue) which didn’t really go.

Beers on tap were Wickwar Gold and Doom Bar, whilst ciders were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Heritage, Stowford Press, Rosie’s Pig and Aspall’s Suffolk. Overall I quite liked this and thought they’d done a good job on renovating a tired old boozer, but I do wonder how “pubby” it is now with the strong emphasis on food, and they also need to do something with the outside area which is just a patch of messy gravel with a couple of tables down at one end. Perhaps that is work in progress.

On 21st July 2014 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Try Again

An unusual pub situated just a few minutes walk from the popular bars off North Street, but feeling as though you’re somewhere entirely different. No trendy types or yummy mummies in here, it’s much more a traditional local. There’s a smoking area next to the pub with walls covered in unusual murals, such as one featuring the Yoda character from Star Wars.

Inside it’s a little more traditional with a two room layout, the larger bar having a couple of dart boards, a plasma showing football and a pool table, although this was covered up on our visit. Both bars had a fish tank, the larger bar having a big tank with several large fish swimming around. The other bar had a small piano, and there is also a small courtyard garden.

The landlord seemed friendly enough and I’m sure this would make a decent local, away from some of the more pretentious places on North Street. The only beer on tap was Courage Best, although there was a reasonable choice of ciders – Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Traditional and Blackthorn. Several punters also seemed to be drinking cans of Natch.

On 4th October 2010 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Parson Street, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 2.13 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ashville, Bristol
12th Aug 2017, 19:15
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23rd Jul 2014, 09:36
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Gravelled area - last updated 21 July 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 June 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 5pm
MondayClosed
Tuesday5pm - 9pm
Wednesday5pm - 9pm
Thursday5pm - 9:30pm
Friday12noon - 3pm | 5pm - 10pm
Saturday10am - 10pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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