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Mardyke Wharf | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
0117-929-9347
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quirky venue

Great, quirky venue for lunch or dinner. We've been a few times for Sunday roasts which are always great - good portions, choice of meats (or vegetarian) and great view whilst eating. Might be worth booking in advance to make sure they have room!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lottie-Lou-Belle
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great, quirky venue for lunch or dinner. We've been a few times for Sunday roasts which are always great - good portions, choice of meats (or vegetarian) and great view whilst eating. Might be worth booking in advance to make sure they have room!

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Thank Lottie-Lou-Belle
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had our annual work's bash at the Grain Barge last Thursday lunchtime and it was delightful. We were made to feel very welcome. Good food, good wine/beer, good service and excellent views of the docks. Shame it was raining but that didn't dampen the ambience. Will definitely be back here again. :) Many thanks.

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Thank Dave666666666
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is my first visit for Sunday lunch that I was looking forward too, but unfortunately I was so disappointed, because the roast potatoes was over cooked and you had great difficulty in cutting into them and also the lamb was very fatty. Sorry Grain Barge I did not enjoy my Sunday lunch one bit.

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Thank PhilC76
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner on the Grain Barge. I had the pigs cheek, which was very good. The staff are very friendly.

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Thank Jared P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Food here was nice and the location is great, however, the food menu is limited. Not a greatly central location but only a 20 min walk to town. Worth a visit.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Enjoyed the grain barge immensely. Fun atmosphere, really good food, tasty brews and a great location.

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Thank Greg M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

discovered the grain barge whilst walking along the waterfront and decided to stop in for a drink. friendly bar staff, great location, and a nice atmosphere. very relaxing sat on the top deck watching the sunset and boats going past. drinks prices were reasonable, would recommend and would definitely visit again.

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Thank Sw1991
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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507 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went to a wedding celebration here. Bar service was a little slow. It had a nice atmosphere. A few people ate and the food looked good and well presented. Toilets were iffy. One out of order and one blocked. Think people do not observe the signs. It is on a boat and obviously not normal plumbing. It seemed a very... More 

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Thank Linda H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times now - Once for food and once for drinks - and I'd definitely recommend. It's a great place to sit and chill whilst looking out at the water, the food is simple but great and the drink selection is excellent. I've read a couple of bad reviews about the service but I've always... More 

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Thank Lorna C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have been here a few times and always really enjoy our visits. The pies are delicious, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is very cozy (and hip). Although close to the center it is not overrun by students, which makes it a nice location to hang out at on the weekends. The deck is perfect for sunny days... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mardyke Wharf | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117-929-9347

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?