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Can anyone recommend some cool, unusual high quality bars/restaurants/cafes in Bristol?

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by bexwat, May 30, 2014.

  1. xenon

    xenon Blah blah blah

    Also yeah, that is shit if there are no longer gigs at the Crofters Rights. What do they use that back room for then? Last time I saw a band there, I got tinnitus. My fault, metal band, - no earplugs.
     
  2. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    The Cornubia was always good. Behind my work, now covered in all sorts of army flags.
    Long Bar was where the EDL took a pasting wasn't it?
     
  3. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    Brewdog is a cunt's bar. Run by cunts for cunts.

    Crofters seems fine to me. The decor says hipster but the staff are friendly and the clientele not really of that ilk. They're still mostly over the road in the 'trying-far-too-hard, look-at-me-mummy-I'm-on-Stokes-Croft' Canteen.
     
  4. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Ha I was thinking something similar... Perhaps we need to do a pub crawl :D
     
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  5. BlackArab

    BlackArab Aging B-Boy

    and back in the 80s Mozarts :D
     
  6. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Window of Waterstone's in town had a tube map style Bristol pub map. Even had the Duke of Sussex on it. Start there :D
     
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  7. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    And before that the Swan?
     
  8. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Had some great nights in there when it was The Brewhouse. Funnily enough I was thinking about it earlier, can anyone remember what it was before that? It wasn't a pub, was it?

    Edit - ah, already answered, didn't see those. Mozarts rings a bell but I don't think I ever went in there.

    We used to go to a great restaurant in the 80s where the Runcible Spoon is now. Can't remember the name, Bakers maybe??
     
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  9. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    I like the apple in the centre. It's good cider and it's on a boat. Duke of York in St Werburghs purely because it does my favourite cider and it's quite a decent pub, lots of hipsters though of course.
    I'm generally pretty rubbish at recommending bars though.
     
  10. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Decent enough, but a bit of a pain negotiating the steps with a pram. Still, the opportunity to drunkenly barge hipsters out of the way with a toddler is never one to turn down lightly.
     
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  11. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    What cider?
     
  12. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    It does Thatchers Gold and Dry, Stowford and a couple of others. Duke of York is alright by me, not least for the skittle alley
     
  13. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    Apples and Pears. I have an immensely sweet tooth that's why I love it. That and bee sting. Tbf it's probably no longer my favourite as I do love a Thatchers and Stowford but Apples and Pears is great on a sunny afternoon/early summer evening. Not many pubs do it. It's definitely not one to go on the piss on though as it gets a bit sickly after two or three.
     
  14. big eejit

    big eejit She looks like Alan Gilzean

    DOY always used to, and I think still does, a few rough ciders. Can't remember who actually makes them but they're labelled such as 'Rumpy Pumpy' and 'Up Yer Ass'.

    That's scrumpy for you.
     
  15. Orangesanlemons

    Orangesanlemons Inamorati Anonymous

    It's ridiculous isn't it? Not keen on those silly grid beer lists with no pumps on the bar.
    Persisted & ended up with a 'sour' beer that I was quite enjoying till I realised it tasted just like someone had poured grapefruit juice into my lager.
    If you'd stayed you could have wandered into the gents & muttered 'oh for fuck's sake' at the urinals, which are sawn-off metal beer barrels. :facepalm::D
     
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  16. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I like Addlestones, not many places seem to have it though. Stowford Press is a good second choice.

    I like scrumpy but it tends to be very strong.
     
  17. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    Christ, really?
    I used to like the Volley :(
     
  18. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    Not tried Addlestones, is it sweet or medium? I like most medium sweet ciders it's the dry strong stuff I can't do. Give Apples and Pears a go if you see it. It actually tastes a bit like pear drops but in a non alcho pop way. Probably not selling it very well am I? :D
     
  19. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    That sounds interesting! I'm guessing it's a mixture of cider and perry?

    Addlestones is neither sweet nor medium, it's kind of dry and cloudy.
     
  20. xenon

    xenon Blah blah blah

    What's with the Ark Bar now. Has flag saying Palistinion Embasy.

    I might have to try one in the Volley next week. I hope it's not as wanky as it sounds.
     
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    That's what it is now. And an alcohol free zone. I did a talk there a few months back and wasn't forewarned about this state of affairs.
     
  22. xenon

    xenon Blah blah blah

    Not good, the second bit. I'd have gone in last night had it been open. That would have been most disappointing.

    I guess getting the license back was too much hastle. Not that I'm against alcohol free places, except when I want a drink.
     
  23. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    You'd think it would be but I don't think it is.

    Don't think I'd get on with Addlestones by the sounds of it!
     
  24. nicky toronto

    nicky toronto Member

    Stay out of pubs they are full of the stupid and the opionated. get an allotment
     
  25. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Up to my knees in amniotic fluid

    You don't sound stupid or opinionated at all :rolleyes::p
     
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  26. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Have you waited three years and a week to post that?
     
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