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Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf, Bristol

Pub added by Blackthorn _
Units 6-8, Gaol Ferry Steps
Bristol
BS1 6WE
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Pub SignMan left this review about Wild Beer

This is a very modern feeling bar run by Shepton Mallet’s Wild Beer Co in a rather trendy, redeveloped part of the city. A small, fenced-off outdoor seating area leads you into a bright, L-shaped, tile floored room. The area directly in front on entry is the main bar space, with the servery to the left boasting an unusual counter front with a ‘fish-scales’ design and a rather plain by comparison bar back which houses the long row of beer taps. Long canteen-style benches and tables run through the space directly opposite the bar whilst and equally long drinking ledge with high stools serves the entire right hand side of the room under the large windows that dominate this side of the pub and have metal framed shelves above them packed full with green potted plants. Elsewhere, some limited banquette and chair seating can be found to the front and rear, but the room extends to the left, before you reach the bar, into a raised seating area with a nice parquet floor, banquette booths down one side and an open kitchen along the other. The pub has lots of exposed pipes, cable trays and the like running around the ceiling, which is very much a craft beer bar cliché and something I still find off-putting for a bar that has obviously taken a lot of care with other aspects of its appearance. A large and extremely surreal mural on the end wall depicts a sloth riding a giant fish whilst holding a trident with an octopus wrapped around it, followed by an airborne, hook-winged rooster flying the Wild Beer Co flag, as you do!
There was something in the range of around 16 taps on the bar back, all of which seemed to be dispensing keg beer from what I could tell – if they did have any cask ale, then it wasn’t clearly promoted as such. I asked the very friendly barman to recommend me something and after being offered a few tasters, ended up with something called Fresh, which was really tasty, if perhaps a little too cold.
I found this place to be a little to clinical in its presentation for my liking, but can imagine it will have more mass-appeal than your average craft beer bar. The service was a real high point and the beer was a lot nicer than I’d anticipated, so should you find yourself out in this part of town, it’s probably worth popping in to sample one of their many beers.

On 7th January 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2474 recommendations about 2474 pubs]


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Blackthorn _ left this review about Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf

A new build in the Wapping Wharf development, this is the second pub for the Somerset based Wild Beer brewery following on from their Cheltenham outlet. The developers here have taken the unusual step of only letting outlets to independent, local businesses and so there is also Small Street Espresso and Mokoko coffee shops, both of which have one other outlet and the Bristol based organic food supermarket Better Food Company in the immediate vicinity.

The pub occupies an L-shape unit with views towards the harbour side and there is also some outside seating, although unfortunately this gets little in the way of any sun. Internally each leg of the L has a slightly different feel, with the main bar part running along the front of the pub. This has pale slate tiles on the floor, large floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the outlook and a single chunky wooden table running the whole length of the bar. There was lime green paintwork on much of the walls with grey paint on the ceilings. These followed the current trend for the industrial look, with exposed air conditioning ducting, cable conduit and so on as well as the obligatory exposed filament light bulbs. Up a couple of steps around the corner, the flooring was some type of wood strip with bare concrete on the walks and an open kitchen.

Beers on tap were all keg and split primarily between the Wild Beer Company and Beavertown, along with the Norwegian outfit Nøgne Ø among others adding to the range. As is the vogue in many such places, all beers were dispensed from a myriad of taps behind the bar with small blackboards next to each to indicate the current offer. Full pint measures were not available, with instead ⅓, ½ and ⅔ being the available options. Prices seemed expensive with two ⅔ measures coming in at £7.30 – the equivalent of £5.47 per pint. Beers on this occasion were Smoke ‘n’ Barrels Spring, Smoke ‘n’ Barrels Summer, Sleeping Lemons, Keller, Modus Operandi, Einsteinum, Evolver and Beebrush from Wild Beer; Lord Smog Ardbeg, 8-Ball, Neck Oil, Quelle, Tempus Project Deimos, Black Betty, Bloody Notorius, Yuzilla Phantom and Dame Melba Phantom from Beavertown; Imperial Aquavit Porter (11%), Sunturn Brew (11%) and Dragonwort Stout (14%) from Nøgne Ø along with the Danish To Øl Mochachino Messiah and local micro Left Handed Giant’s Breakfast Serial Bacon. After this lot, the cider choice was distinctly disappointing with.....well, nothing actually. Apparently they usually have Orchard Pig Reveller, but this had run out. Come on guys, a bank holiday weekend in Bristol and you’ve run out of cider? Very poor stock planning.

On 30th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Bedminster, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf, Bristol
28th Mar 2019, 16:24
Pub map correction submitted by Blackthorn _ approved
 
7th Jan 2019, 18:44
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : No - Some outside seating - last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
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