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.

Last updated on 29th June 2020

Honest Burgers Bristol

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It's all about buns and beer as Honest Burgers serves you a tasty selection of patties paired with easygoing cocktails and local brews. Head to the Clare Street eatery for a chilled out meal that you know will hit the spot.

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.

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. 

The clue is in the name with The Beer Emporium, a quirky bar that sells craft brews in Bristol. The subterranean den offers 100+ beers, including a host of German lagers, American IPAs and non-alcoholic drinks, that you can also buy to enjoy at home. 

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.