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Requested be closed with reason - Temporary: Closed along with the adjacent concert hall which is undergoing a two year refurbishment.

Colston Street Bar, Bristol Central, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
Colston Hall Colston Street
Bristol
BS1 5AR
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Colston Street Bar & Kitchen

Despite it’s pub type opening hours and open to anyone philosophy, this does feel very much like what it is – a bar within a concert hall. It’s recently been taken over by Bath Ales, and although being clearly visible from the outside of the building, it was pretty much deserted when we were in there on a recent Thursday evening visit, with only about half a dozen punters in when we arrived, and just one remaining when we left at around 9:15pm.

It has large full height windows at the front which give good views of the street outside, and similarly good views of the hall atrium which it is just next to. The flooring is some type of dark lino that looks like screed and it has something of an industrial feel to it with bare concrete pillars and the cable trays clearly visible on the ceiling. Other than that there was little of any note, other than an extremely large vase of flowers on the corner of the bar. Pine tables filled most of the space, and these were all laid up with cruets and cutlery, although I did not spot any menus. As is the vogue in many pseudo-bars, a selection of cakes was on the end of the counter.

Unfortunately despite four hand pumps on the bar, there were no real ales available. Two appeared unused, and two had pump clips for Spa reversed. The sole beer offering was keg Gem, whilst the solitary cider was Bounders. All in all I was quite disappointed by this, I thought that with Bath Ales at the helm it may have improved, but it is exactly the same as any other nondescript bar in a venue such as this, and with prices at £4 a pint, they aren’t going to entice too many people in from the myriad of other pubs nearby.

On 22nd August 2014 - rating: 4
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about Colston Street Bar & Kitchen

Formerly the H Bar at Colston Hall it now appears to have become a Bath Ales bar with all day opening when previous opening hours implied less than all day so on that basis I didn't add it previously.

On 4th June 2014 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 359 recommendations about 340 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for Colston Street Bar, Bristol
9th Jun 2018, 19:27
Request to mark pub as closed by Blackthorn _ approved
 
9th Jun 2018, 19:23
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Blackthorn _, with included notes: Temporary: Closed along with the adjacent concert hall which is undergoing a two year refurbishment.

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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