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Left Handed Giant, Bristol

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Compressor Building, Hawkins Lane
Bristol
BS1 6JQ
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Left Handed Giant

An excellent review from PSM needs little addition,this is a hip and modern brewery tap.There are 30 unmarked keg taps on the bar ,some serving cider,some cocktail mixes but predominantly LHG craft keg beers,split on the description gantry above into styles such as Lager,Stout,Pale,IPA and Sour with the 5 guests listed seperately.There are two handpumps for traditionlists serving LHG Dark Mild and Pale.(Decent enough,NBSS 3).
Functional rather than inviting,I was on a crawl visit and so didn't have time to delve into the keg options,maybe next time.

On 7th February 2022 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Left Handed Giant

This is a mightily impressive warehouse-style brewpub with a prime city centre, riverfront location, operated by the Left Handed Giant Brewery. With such a large building at their disposal, it’s no surprise that this place operates across a few floors, but the vast majority of customers were down on the ground floor when I visited on a busy Sunday afternoon. You arrive through a covered riverside courtyard with lots of benches serving quite long tables, with a few high tables for people to stand around. The shelter is open ended along one side, so you get a view out over the river, to the park on the other bank. Large folding doors to your right take you through to a high ceilinged space with a concrete floor, rough exposed brick walls mixed with some wood panelled sections and the usual run of utilities obscuring the ceiling, albeit with a few panels interspersed here and there, each bearing a doodle style image. The bar runs along the back wall and has a wood panelled counter front that matches the walls and no bar back as such – just beer boards hung from above, some low shelving and a view into the brewery which is behind the bar, with many large vessels visible. High tables served by stools and benches fill the centre of the room and there is a fair bit of regular bench and chair seating around the perimeter as well. Various bits of merchandise hang from one of the walls, but aside from this, décor is kept to a bare minimum in favour of industrial stylings typical of such brewpubs – some shelves hung from the ceiling and lined with potted plants being the notable exception. Passing the pizza kitchen at the far end of the bar, which was doing a roaring trade despite the city centre prices, you reach a staircase that takes you up to a smaller, rather featureless, first floor space with decent views and more of the same seating options. The stairs go up again from here, but were roped off, so I don’t know if there’s another area on the second floor. Indie tunes were playing in the background, but the hubbub from a good crowd meant they were pretty much redundant unless you happened to be sat near a speaker.
I think I counted no less than eighteen keg and two cask beers from Left Handed Giant, plus three guests on keg. The cask options were Dark Mild and Summer Bitter, both of which I had drunk in abundance on King Street the night before, so I opted for a pint of the Sky Above on keg instead, which was a decent enough drop. The staff were busy but efficient and seemed capable of helping customers navigate the bewildering choice of beers.
I thought this was a great place to showcase this brewery which I was only faintly acquainted with previously. The spartan industrial feel of the place is unlikely to sit well with fans of traditional pubs, but I liked the conversion they’d done on this impressive riverside building and thought it was a nice touch that they’d included some cask options alongside the usual slew of craft keg. An interesting addition to Bristol’s city centre pub scene.

On 4th January 2022 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about Left Handed Giant

Industrial Barn of a brew pub - set over several floors, with an enviable patio area out front.

All high stools, high tables, exposed ducting. I think you know the drill.

Beer served in 1/2 pint and 2/3rd only - even though many were around the 5% mark.

Pizza available but 40 min wait, even when relatively empty. Mad snacks for £2.

Not my cup of tea but spacious and hip.

On 7th June 2021 - rating: 5
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Bristol Temple Meads, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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