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The Butcher's Hook, Bristol

Pub added by Blackthorn _
8 High Street
Postal town: Bristol
BS35 2AQ
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Butcher's Hook

A recent opening on Thornbury’s pleasant High Street, it looks as though it may perhaps at one time have been a row of cottages, but as Jon has mentioned below it was also at one time a butchers and more recently an Indian restaurant. It certainly makes a pleasant change to see a pub replacing a curry house for once, and in fact the food offering here consists of no more than a selection of different cheeses served with biscuits and pickle.

It consists of three rooms internally, with the entrance and bar counter being to the left. It’s really got quite a traditional pub feel to it, certainly not like most shop conversions, and it’s not at all obvious that it was. Flooring is some sort of old flagstones or similar, whilst the walls are whitewashed plaster and all the timberwork was painted khaki green. A stone bench was built in to the base of the window and there were a couple of small round tables here, although little else. In fact on the whole, the seating options seemed somewhat limited. The middle room was broadly similar in terms of size and décor, although with sanded wooden boards covering much of the floor and the far wall being completely covered in wood panelling, again painted green. A large solid wood table dominated the room and a fireplace was off to one side. Although plenty of logs were stacked up either side, it didn’t look as though it was ever used, with the brick base containing just a couple of large glass jars full of twigs. This was a shame as it was definitely a bit chilly in there, although just keeping the front door closed would have helped. The final room too looked much the same with just a few old beams on the ceiling being the only noticeable point of difference.

Three blackboards on the wall listed the available cask, keg and cider options, and the cask offerings on this occasion consisted of Arbor Shangri-La, Electric Bear Big Up, Tiley’s Special, Tiley’s Stout, Stroud Tom Long and Siren Sound Wave IPA. A seventh pump appeared to have run out. Ciders too were well represented with Dunkerton’s Black Fox, Oliver’s Traditional, Oliver’s Shezam, Oliver’s Goldrush, Ross-on-Wye Broome Farm and Wild Cider’s Tyndale Gold. All in all, I thought this was a very welcome addition to Thornbury’s pub scene, and they’ve certainly done a great job with the renovation as well as getting an extensive and unusual collection of beers on.

On 23rd September 2018 - rating: 8
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Butcher's Hook

A new opening in Thornbury which some people actually think isn't open from two sets of intriguing gongoozlers who popped in thinking opening date was the 13th not 3rd when visiting today.

This is a venture by the owner of The Salutation in Ham 2014 Camra Pub of the Year winner and as the name suggests was previously a Butchers although I have always had the feeling it was previously a pub by the look of the building, but the last use was an Indian Restaurant. This is a Grade II listed building so the conversion has been sympathetic. On entering the bar is to the left up a small step where there is with Gastro Green cladding partially up the wall to white washed walls. Above the bar is a metal Arc which I assume was to move carcasses of animals on.

There are three rooms the first with the bar with window benches and stools the second with tables and chairs and the third similarly set out.

There is a range of Keg and Cask with a number from Tiley The Salutation's own brewery with a range of 7 ciders. No lager is present so it sort of has a micropub feel to it but I don't think it's trying to be one.

Hopefully this will be a successful venture given the proximity of The Anchor GBG Listed pub in the town so has an active real ale clientele in the vicinity.

On 5th August 2018 - no rating submitted
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Latest updates View all updates for The Butcher's Hook, Thornbury
23rd Sep 2018, 01:08
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
12th Sep 2018, 19:47
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 September 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Tuesday4pm - 10pm
Wednesday4pm - 10pm
Thursday4pm - 11pm
Friday4pm - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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