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Red Monkey, Redland, Bristol

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22 Chandos Road
Bristol
BS6 6PF
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Quinno _ left this review about Chums

Micropub (well, it isn’t really that micro in sq ft) in an affluent part of town. A bit sparse and rickety-feeling inside with a servery that looked 100% like an amateur DIY job. Colourful, with what my notes describe as a ‘seaside orange and blue’ colour scheme. Bench seating. Of additional note is the lovely stained glass door. Six cask ales which made me slightly nervous given the place wasn’t exactly heaving, however my Palmers Ho Ho Ho was exemplary (NBSS 5). A little bit of a mixed bag but the beer quality speaks for itself. 8.5

On 11th December 2021 - rating: 8
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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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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 Red Monkey, Bristol
26th May 2023, 14:56
Request to mark pub as open by Blackthorn _ approved
 
26th May 2023, 14:35
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Blackthorn _, with included notes: Now reopened

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Two each year, one coinciding with community street party. - last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 11 December 2021 by Quinno _
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