Craft Beer In Bristol

From IPAs through to milk stouts, craft beer in Bristol is experiencing a revolution. As well as an amazing range of international companies, there is also a hot line-up of local smaller breweries who produce excellent and innovative pints. But don't take our word for it, head to one of these pubs and bars to sample some of their hoppy delights.




The Cider Press Bristol

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If you're keen to explore new craft beer varieties in Bristol, then The Cider Press is a great place to start. The warm and welcoming boozer offers three hand-pulled cask ales as well as a rotating selection of local beers and 32 draught ciders, ideal for drawn-out weekend sessions.

The Crofters Rights

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If you're after a late night spot, then you can't go far wrong with The Crofters Rights. Along with a great selection of regularly rotating craft beer and gooey pizza, the pub also plays host to a line-up of a live bands and comedy performers.

The Bristol Stable

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Craft brews and freshly-made pizza are on the agenda at The Bristol Stable. As well as an impressive open kitchen whipping up some of the best slices in town, this harbourside beauty also has an envious range of ciders, best experienced over one of their masterclasses or tasting boards.

This charming Whiteladies ale and cider house boasts a hefty collection of local brews and one of the best beer gardens in Bristol. Take a trip to The Jersey Lily every Tuesday and Wednesday for a wallet-friendly pint, or check out some live music at one of their Thursday sessions.  

Despite its unassuming name, Small Bar's knowledge is anything but little. The staff at this laid-back watering hole have been trained up in all things hops-related, meaning they can give you the skinny on the best brew from their 31 taps of local and global world-class beer.

Moored along Old City, The Apple is something of a drinking institution. Set within a converted barge boat, the pint lovers stock a massive range of ales, spirits and ciders, including their own potent 'Old Bristolian' brew.