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The Criterion, St. Pauls, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
155 Ashley Road
Bristol
BS6 5NX
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Criterion

A traditional old boozer in the heart of St Pauls, it’s a single room pub in a slight L shape, and has a very basic, down to earth style. Décor wise there was some sort of wood effect lino on the floor and a few skylights in the ceiling which made it less gloomy than might otherwise have been the case. Some reggae music was playing at a slightly higher than expected volume given how quiet the pub was and a projector screen was showing the horse racing. A pool table was at the front of the pub as well as a darts board at the rear. Some of the crisp flavours were unusual including Caribbean Coconut Curry.

Unfortunately there were no real ales on tap, with the only beer offering being John Smith’s Extra Smooth crap, which no doubt lived up to it’s name. The solitary cider was Blackthorn, although they also had cans of Natch and Thatcher’s Gold in the ‘fridge.

On 28th July 2017 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1693 recommendations about 1630 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Montpelier, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Stapleton Road, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Criterion, Bristol
28th Jul 2017, 09:18
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
14th Mar 2016, 19:04
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 July 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 July 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : No last updated 23 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 01 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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