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The Drapers Arms, Horfield, Bristol

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447 Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS7 8TZ
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Drapers Arms

Bristol’s original micro-pub and still going strong based on a recent Saturday afternoon visit, it is as it’s name suggests, housed in a former drapers shop but they do seem to have made a little more effort here than many micro-pubs to make it in to a comfortable and welcoming environment rather than feeling as though you’ve walked in to some temporary or pop-up establishment as is often the case.

Internally it’s all one open plan room with sanded wooden boards on the floor and dark green paintwork on the walls. Seating looks to have been designed to encourage conversation with a long counter running almost the whole length of the pub and stools either side being an unusual feature. Elsewhere the seating consisted of padded wooden benches around the walls as well as conventional chairs. Two shelves around the top of the walls housed a collection of old beer bottles as well as various knick-knacks such as model ships, toby jugs, teapots and jars. A few pictures were dotted around the wall including old photos of the locale, watercolours and some old brewery mirrors. Strings of hops were hung above the bar counter. The bar counter too was unusual, being more of a low desk than your normal counter with no pumps or anything else on it, other than a couple of towels and an odd ham roll or two. Drinks were all dispensed from barrels racked up behind the bar, and then the glass brought to the counter.

Beers on tap were all listed on a board next to the bar, and on this occasion were Ashley Down Red Stoat, BBF Dakota, Downton Quadhop, Arbor Boomtown, Moor Confidence and XT1 Blonde. Prices were a reasonable £3.50 per pint of £12 for a four pint jug. Ciders meanwhile were all Wilkins Farm cider in dry, medium or sweet varieties.

On 27th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Drapers Arms

Six ales on stillage and a choice of two ciders. Their policy here is that they always hand you a sample of their beer before they serve. We went for the Combined Brewery Stunner and the Cotleigh Brewery Cotleigh 25, both were in excellent condition.
Features here include a large central island for vertical drinking and socializing. The bar is out of a church, which was used for resting coffins on. Small mattresses suspended from the ceilings to keep noise levels down and lots of hops were also hanging from the ceiling. Another important feature was the stack of freshly made cobs on the bar at £1.50 each, so I went for the cheese and onion which was delicious!

On 13th October 2016 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Drapers Arms

The Drapers Arms is a micro pub that is set in a row of shops.
Once inside there is a small square shaped room with the bar to the rear,there are barrels behind the bar which dispense the beers,the seating is wood bench seating,plus a drinking shelf.
I had a drink of Ashley Down Sideways which was a very nice and well kept beer,the other beers noted were Yeovil Glory plus some other that i could not read my notes of.
The pub was very busy on my late Saturday afternoon visit.
I quite liked the vibe in here.

Pub visited 2/4/2016

On 15th May 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Montpelier, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Stapleton Road, 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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9th Jun 2017, 12:10
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9th Jun 2017, 10:32
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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 last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 07 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 30p per pint - last updated 26 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Bar is toilets aren't - last updated 07 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 04 December 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday5pm - 9:30pm
Monday5pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday5pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday5pm - 9:30pm
Thursday5pm - 9:30pm
Friday4pm - 9:30pm
Saturday12noon - 9:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: June 7th 2016
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