Pubs in Bristol
We're all suckers for a boozing session at our favourite pub, be it daytime or evening, a weekday or the weekend, nothing beats a hand pulled pint and a packet of crisps (obviously more substantial foods are available at most). Home to sun drenched terraces, cosy lounges and wood stoked fires in the winter, pubs are the ultimate playground for folk of all ages. Bristol knows how to knock out some cracking traditional punter palaces steeped with historical charm, contemporary re-fits and that all important gastro grub. Dig in to our cream of the crop when it comes to the best pubs in Bristol.
Last updated on 5th December 2017
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A cool British inspired brasserie that promises a top roster of food and drink daily, The Prince Street Social is one of the best places to eat and drink in Bristol thanks to an affordable roster of bites, friendly staff and laid-back interiors.
This 200 year old pub is a classic establishment in the Bristol boozer scene. Home to country-kitsch interiors and chic stylings, The Spotted Cow will have you delighting in pints of the good stuff as well as glorious chow to the chomp of roast dinner spreads and traditional fish & chips. With a glorious sun soaked beer garden out back, it's no wonder this is a regular punter pit stop in Bristol.
A Young's pub known for its mighty pub fare and cracking pints of beer, The Horts is a boozer the way that boozers should be. A blend of the contemporary meets classic, The Horts not only boasts food such as battered cod and chips for just £9.95, there's a unique cinema room complete with sky sports.
In the heart of Bristol’s old town lies The Old Fish Market, a friendly, lively pub that promises a great time to all who pass through its doors. It’s a sophisticated spot, but still retains its fun-loving spirit, making it one of the best pubs in Bristol for drinking and dining.
Sitting elegantly just 15 minutes outside of Bristol town centre, the White Hart is a warm, homely pub in Gloucestershire. Holding onto many of the original features that were built in the 17th century, every corner and wall is steeped in proud history. Whether you're curling up with a real ale by a log fire or taking a stroll through the pub's idyllic orchard, you'll be left smiling by it's wonderful charm.
Known for its craft beer and cider, The Cotham Arms is a fabulous local boozer. This great Bristol pub carries a lot of character, from its selection of artisan gins to its friendly and charismatic bar staff. They offer a fun Bristol pub quiz on Thursdays and delicious sandwiches every day of the week.
Located a 10 minute drive from both Bristol and Bath, just a short walk from Keynsham station, The Lock Keeper is well worth going the extra mile for. Set right next to the river, this gorgeous Bristol pub has a giant beer garden perfect for sunny days when the bustle of the city in Summer proves too much like hard work. With stunning waterside views, delicious Sunday roasts and burgers, and even their own petanque pitch, it's a breath of fresh air any time of the year.
Bursting with 17th Century charm and history, The Albion is your typical boozer nestled in the heart of Clifton village. Following a contemporary refurb, this pub is a haven for countryside elegance and laid-back atmospheres. Retaining its Grade II listed physique, The Albion boasts traditional style and nosh perfect for spending a lazy afternoon ... or longer.
Those with a hankering for gastro grub wont be hard pushed to find a home in Graze. Known for its restaurant tidings with pub flare, guests can not only gorge on the likes of iron steaks with butternut squash gnocchi with sage and hazelnut butter, those with a penchant for fine ales are sure to find something that they like here.
Know your way around a bottle of craft beer? We've got a funny feeling that this brick laden basement bar in Bristol may know a taste better. Home to not only 100s of bottles worth of craft beer, there's a bottle shop to buy your favourite wares, and a hot to trot menu of high-end gastro grub to enjoy.