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Ye Shakespeare, Bristol

78 Victoria Street
Bristol
BS1 6DR
Phone: 01179030955
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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Quinno _ left this review about Ye Shakespeare

Quick revisit. Used to have a nightmare fuel pub sign back in the 80s and a gloomy interior. Now refurbed to the max inside and out – bright and unrecognisable. Slightly odd layout. Just the now emasculated Bath Gem on cask (NBSS 2.5), served-up by a friendly Asian barkeep. Doing well, better than the Kings next door in terms of atmosphere if not appearance.

May 2008
A pub that seriously flatters to deceive. Looks the olde worlde part outside though the peeling paint on the pub sign gives and indication that all is not well. The inside is quite dark and whilst it does have some historic tick box features like the bar area the place is smelly and a bit of a dump. Ale choice (Greene King or Greene King) was about as inspiring as the end product. Wouldn't recommend sitting outside either. Seeing that the Kings Head (a superior pub in every aspect) is next door, I couldn't recommend here. Given the local competition this place is shoddy. Rated 4

On 5th December 2023 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Ye Shakespeare

An attractive looking timber framed building, well positioned between the train station and the city centre, it’s perhaps somewhat Tudor in style although recent work to paint the timbers brown rather than the original black seems an odd choice.

Unfortunately, once inside though, it’s clearly been “renovated” and has lost any semblance of character. True, there are still some black beams one the ceiling, but that’s as far as it goes. The room was dominated by a very large TV above a disused fireplace showing the football, and the sound was on at quite a high volume. The flooring purported to be parquet wood, but looked far more like some sort of linoleum, whilst the seating options were fairly limited with just a few high stools and some small and round high tables, although there was also some padded bench seating in the window. Paintwork was some inoffensive shade of pale green, but other than that there was really nothing of any note other than the Christmas decorations and flags for the football. A smaller room at the rear used to be quite a cosy spot from memory, but this too was dominated by a large TV screen and had suffered from the same renovation works as the front bar. Even the small anteroom between the two had the football commentary piped to some speakers.

Despite four handpumps on the bar, only one was in use dispensing Bath Ales Gem. Cider’s meanwhile were Inch’s Medium Apple and Symonds Founders Reserve. Why on earth anyone would bother to visit here when there are a couple of quite superb pubs less than a minutes’ walk away is beyond me, especially when they're charging £5.50 a pint.

On 2nd December 2022 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about Ye Shakespeare

An old-looking pub with a bright. modern interior disappointingly lacking in character. There is a small dining area behind the main bar. Draught ales were Landlord, Wainwright, Tribute and Bath Gem

On 27th January 2020 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jean McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Lawrence Hill, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ye Shakespeare, Bristol
5th Dec 2023, 20:31
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
26th Nov 2023, 13:10
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 August 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
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