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Wessex Flyer, Hengrove, Bristol

Hengrove Way
Bristol
BS14 0HR
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Reviews of Wessex Flyer (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Wessex Flyer

I wasn't really expecting to like this place. It's got a typical Harvester, or some other similar corporate identity to it. It's located on a "leisure park" so many of the punters are probably just popping in for a pint before the cinema or the bingo. It's certainly not the sort of place that I would decide to meet someone for a beer.

But having said all that, and accepting the market that it's being aimed at, they've not done a bad job. It's a large pub with several different areas, some geared more towards eating. It looks as though it's recently been refurbished with a mixture of slate floor tiles and carpeting, There's comfy seating with a number of leather chairs, friendly and efficient staff, a feature log wall as you enter, and some trendy modern flat fire places hanging on the wall. OK, it's not a real fire, but this is a modern building.

They obviously see themselves as food orientated since the first question we got asked when getting to the bar was "will you be eating with us today?" The menu's pretty typical of what you would expect, with a selection of baguettes, burgers, pub classics, etc.

I wouldn't have been surprised if they'd had no real ales, but they had three hand-pumps on the bar (although only two were in use on a recent visit) serving 6X and Tribute. Also Blackthorn and Strongbow ciders.

So, this is a difficult one to mark. It's not really my sort of place, so on the likelihood of me going back it's got to be about 3/10. But if you like that sort of food, or are staying at the travel lodge, or want somewhere better than McDonalds to take your kids, then it probably warrants 8/10. So I'll settle for somewhere in between.

On 1st April 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Parson Street, 1.73 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 2.24 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 3.07 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Wessex Flyer, Bristol
16th Feb 2016, 10:01
Picture submitted by Blackthorn _ approved
 
16th Feb 2016, 10:01
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 16 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Brewers Fayre - last updated 04 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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