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Spoke & Stringer, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
Lime Kiln Road
Bristol
BS1 5AD
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Spoke & Stringer

An unusual combination of pub and shop (although in separate units), this is a recent addition to the harbour side and was a popular spot on a recent sunny afternoon with it’s outside seating and views across the water. The shop has a selection of clothing and surf boards for sale (not that I’ve ever seen anyone surfing in the docks) and there were also a few bicycles as well as a couple of motor bikes, although quite why, I’m not sure. Perhaps some of these were also for sale.

The pub follows the current vogue for the industrial look, and takes this to new extremes having not only a polished concrete floor, but concrete walls and ceilings too. Air condition ducting and cabling conduits are in plain view, and only an aqua blue bench seat and a few pieces of colourful local artwork on the back wall break up the grey monotony. As such, it’s clearly a new build, although the arched stone windows do soften the appearance from outside and blend in well with the old lime kiln building above. Two of the arches serve as doors, whilst the other has a shelf and some bar stools for punters to sit at and admire the view. A glass counter next to the bar housed a selection of wine bottles and cakes, and next to this was an open kitchen. We did not inspect the menu, but did notice that brunch was served until 3:00pm.

Beer wise, the choice was a little disappointing with no real ales on tap, just Beerd Vigilante on keg. The solitary cider was Mortimer’s Orchard. Overall, this is certainly a pleasant spot, but it’s more of a bar/café type establishment and does little too entice in the true pub aficionado.

On 13th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about Spoke & Stringer

New Bar Cafe which has grown from the cycle and surf shop adjacent and become what it is now.

The building seems to have been built from the redevelopment of the end area of Canon's Marsh so is modern inside despite the attempt to age the building and contain it as some form of vaults.

Inside it follows the industrial feeling seen in a number of recent openings in the city, with fair faced concrete walls and ceilings covered in cable tray and tubular electrical piping with hanging lights and artwork for sale on the walls to brighten up the inside which given the heavy set of the inside with minimal openings letting in light is a pleasant addition.

There is no hand pumps inside but Sagres, Mortimers Cider and the more local Beerd Vigilante are available on draught with a variety of bottles available in the fridge.

On 27th May 2015 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Outside seating overlooking docks - last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 28 May 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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