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Gordano Gate, Bristol

Pub added by Quinno _
Wyndham Way
Portishead
Postal town: Bristol
BS20 7GA
Phone: 01275846526
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Reviews of Gordano Gate (Average Rating: 3 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Blackthorn _ left this review about Gordano Gate

A fairly nondescript looking pub attached to a Premier Inn hotel and located opposite a supermarket, it’s not really the most inspiring location and things certainly didn’t get any better once I got inside.

First impressions weren’t great with an orderly queue at the small bar counter whilst the solitary barmaid was taking a multitude of food orders. Despite the bar counter being quite long, much of it was given over to hot plates for food or tubes of cheap breakfast cereals for hotel guests, with only the corner on the end being devoted to actual service and drinks. Décor wise it’s rather bland and corporate as you might expect, with little in the way of any distinguishing features, although I suppose they have made a bit of an effort in some ways. An archway constructed from brick was just past the bar counter, with part of it painted white and part unpainted. There were a few other sections of exposed brick walling elsewhere in the pub, although of course the modern variety never has quite as much charm and visual appeal as the old. Flooring was a mixture of the usual generic patterned carpet, cream tiling around the bar and some wood strip in the entrance area.

Much of the pub seemed to be given over to dining, although a section to the front was perhaps more intended for drinkers, although there were still menus on the tables. Here there was a brick fireplace with a large wood panelled mantlepiece and surround as well as further wood panelling in the corner which was presumably intended to create an elegant, homely feel. A plasma screen showing one of the soaps was next to the fireplace, although at least the volume was off so this was not too intrusive. A second vertically mounted TV screen in the opposite corner was running a continual loop of adverts for the pub. Elsewhere was pale green wood panelling on the lower part of the walls, with light cream plasterwork above. A couple of armchairs were in the corner and various generic prints, such as drawings of wine bottles, were on the walls. The rest of the pub was broadly similar in terms of décor, although the wood panelling had been painted yellow rather than left natural. A large conservatory style room was at the rear, and next to this an extensive children’s play area with a ball pit and so on. Clearly they are very much trying to attract the kid’s market with also a couple of fairground style grab machines, and not only a lowered urinal in the gents but even a lowered wash basin.

The solitary beer on offer was Doom Bar, with a second pump for Butcombe Original appearing to have run out. The solitary cider was Thatcher’s Gold, with a second pub for Strongbow having masking tape over it, so presumably that’s being taken out. Hardly surprising, I can’t imagine they’d have sold much when they’ve also got Gold on the bar. Alternatively, a sign proclaimed that they were “Proud to serve Costa coffee” if that’s more your thing. To be honest, unless you’ve got a bunch of kids in tow and want some cheap food, I really can’t think of any reason to visit here.

On 25th May 2018 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Avonmouth, 5.32 miles, 1 hr 42 min walk (show)
Shirehampton, 5.49 miles, 1 hr 46 min walk (show)
St Andrews Road, 6.32 miles, 2 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Gordano Gate, Portishead
25th May 2018, 16:07
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
29th May 2015, 13:32
Picture submitted by Blackthorn _ approved

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 : No - But Premier Inn next door - last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 May 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Brewer's Farye/Premier Inn - last updated 28 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday7am - 11am | 12noon - 10:30pm
Monday6:30am - 10:30am | 12noon - 11pm
Tuesday6:30am - 10:30am | 12noon - 11pm
Wednesday6:30am - 10:30am | 12noon - 11pm
Thursday6:30am - 10:30am | 12noon - 11pm
Friday6:30am - 10:30am | 12noon - 11pm
Saturday7am - 11am | 12noon - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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