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Chums, Redland, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
22 Chandos Road
Bristol
BS6 6PF
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Pub SignMan left this review about Chums

This is a fairly new, shop-converted micro pub located down a side street in what appears to be a relatively well-to-do neighbourhood. As micro pubs go, this one seemed to be a pretty decent size, with a spacious, bare boarded seating area running a fair way back before the large servery appears to the rear right. A nice stained glass “Welcome to Chums” pane in the front door gives a good first impression, before you pass the long, hard bench that extends down the left hand wall, with standard tables and chairs to the right. Walls are half panelled and have some unconventional artworks on their uppers, alongside articles about the pub and a few posters for upcoming events. The servery was apparently made by knocking two holes through an existing wall, to create the two bar sections now found either side of the remaining corner section of the old wall. A large board next to the bar lists all the available beers plus details of upcoming live music events. A few pump clips and CAMRA certificates dot the walls and there was an interesting display case full of various items of pottery. The room runs past the bar, through a very narrow space to the left where a few more tables can be found.
A friendly barman greeted me and two other chaps who happened to enter at the same time – the only customers on this early afternoon visit. He had four ales on the go – Wye Valley HPA and Butty Bach, Palmers IPA and Arbour Blue Sky Drinking – plus four real ciders and a mix of well known and more obscure keg options. My pint of the Butty Bach slipped down nicely after the mostly uphill walk out here from the city centre.
I thought this was a really nice, smartly presented micro pub with some nice, well kept beer and a friendly welcome to strangers. The pub is obviously too far out of town to consider as part of a city centre crawl, but with other interesting pubs in the area, is well worth taking some time out to locate.

On 9th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Chums

Chums is a micro pub that is situated on a very pleasant road which has more bars and pubs.
Once inside there is a single oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the front area is bare boarded,there is bench seating running down the left side,the bar is midway on the right side,there are normal tables and chairs to the front right.
There were four real ales on,i had a drink of Purity Pure Gold,which went down well,the other beers were Purity UBU,Butcombe Bitter and Wye Valley Butty Bach.
The pub was deathly quiet om my Saturday afternoon visit,with a few other drinkers in.
Not a pub i would stay in for a few.

Pub visited 4/2/2017

On 9th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Chums

The easiest way to get here was from the centre of Bristol, catching a bus from College Green, which saves walking up a long steep road. This micro is situated in a small section of shops and restaurants in a residential area.
The pub is basic and comfortable and offers some well kept ales, as the owner is a perfectionist for quality. The young barman on our Saturday lunch time visit was very welcoming and chatty.
There was a choice of 5 ales and 8 ciders on our visit. So we went for the Birdman Flying Bird and Old School Brewery Detention, both of which were excellent. They also have a Camra Discount of 30p off a pint. They also had a range of baps at £1.50, well worth a visit this micro, would defo call again.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Redland, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Chums, Bristol
13th Jul 2019, 20:18
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13th Jul 2019, 20:17
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 30p per pint - last updated 04 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 23 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 March 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes - Boxed and hand pump potential - last updated 24 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 23 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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