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The White Bear, Kingsdown, Bristol

133 St. Michaels Hill
Bristol
BS2 8BS
Phone: 01179049054
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The White Bear

A surprisingly large pub in the heart of Kingsdown, it was presumably an old coaching inn and still has a central courtyard which is quite a pleasant spot, with the pub wrapping around most of this.

Internally it’s divided in to a number of different areas, with quite an elegant lounge at the front, the bar counter in the mid-section, a pool table beyond and then at the back a cosier lounge area. The flooring is rough wooden boards throughout, but the otherwise the style of décor changes slightly from one part to the next. The lounge bar at the front is light and airy with it’s large windows looking out on to the street, stencilled black and white wallpaper and contrasting shades of dark and pale blue paintwork and chunky wooden tables. Past the pool table and you come to the rear of the pub which is much more spacious that might be expected and this was quite cosy with a lower ceiling, dark green paintwork and some exposed brick walling at the rear as well as a number of Chesterfield sofas. A bookcase was in one corner and a small fireplace was at the rear, although this looked only to be of the gas variety.

The food menu on our visit consisted of a burger deal, where a small selection of burgers and chips were available for a fiver. I’m not sure if this is available every day or not. There was also a small selection of light bites and sandwiches. By beef burger with optional pulled pork, cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce was actually very good indeed, and certainly something of a bargain for the price.

Beers on tap were Arbor Triple Hop, Bob and Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi. The only cider on tap was Thatcher’s Gold, but there were also nine boxes racked up behind the bar and you could also buy three thirds of these for the same price as a pint, with the three glasses being served to you in a wooden rack. On this occasion the choice included Marmalade Medium, Maverick Chilli, Explorer Medium, Navel Gazer, Cornish Vintage, Slack Alice Tart and Thundering Molly Medium along with a couple of others that ran out before I had a chance to note them down.

On 10th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Clifton Down, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Redland, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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20th Aug 2017, 18:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 April 2019 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 April 2019 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 April 2019 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 September 2013 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 March 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Free Arqiva wifi - last updated 14 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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