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Grain Barge

#158 of 1,169 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Mardyke Wharf | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unusual setting Business meal with three colleagues. Good selection of cask and craft beers on old barge. Excellent in summer with deck outside area for sitting and watching the water! Meals are good quality and reasonably priced. If you are a big party booking a table is advisable for evenings as Grain Barge gets busy! Friendly staff and good service!

Thank Paul_Mastersrl
Tenby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch on our final day in Bristol before returning to Wales. On our previous visit, the spicy seafood stew was excellent, but this time we both opted for sandwiches of the open variety. I had chicken - a whole pan fried breast!! Enormous and very well cooked. Tuna stake for the boss, cooked nicely all garnished well.... More 

Thank TenbyJohn
Newport, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely beer (Bristol Beer Factory), try the Milk Stout. Sunday lunches are excellent as well as the food in the week. Pies are yummy.

Thank BigBeardedBob
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for lunch and then a stroll along the waterfront. I've also seen some great bands here and the pub quiz is great. Really nice atmosphere - classic Bristol.

Thank BOW1096
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been here frequently over the last few years. On a sunny day it is lovely to sit on the top deck, and watch what's going on on the river. We have been here with family for Sunday roasts on multiple occasions and clear plates every time. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. There is a... More 

Thank Philip P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nice place for a drink afloat on the river or a bite to eat. Gets very busy in nice weather! Has a great range of Bristol beers. Pith they charge for contactless payment!

Thank 99PSB
Swindon, United Kingdom
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423 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Enjoy sitting on deck in the sunshine and watching the world go by or enjoy a drink inside, looking out of the huge windows over the water. Great beer, decent staff and fantastic chips (which took a while to arrive but were worth the wait). Always an essential part of a stroll around the docks.

Thank StelucLive
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A friend of mine and I visited the Grain Barge whilst on a bit of a stag do we had a big. banana with us to monitor reaction the Grain Barge staff took it absolutely professionally and in good spirit The ales where excellent and well kept and we learnt that there was a conection with a brewery in North... More 

Thank mike n
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Came with friends to have a few drinks and had a lovely afternoon. Decor is cozy, views are amazing, beer is tasty, and staff is friendly. Will be back soon to try their food!

Thank Elise S
portsmouth, hampshire
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Unusual and quirky but good. We had a drink on the barge which was lovely overlooking the water, very relaxing. A relaxed atmosphere, great staff and a must place to pop in to

Thank vjc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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