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Beese's Riverside Bar

) #8 of 28 Dessert in Bristol #321 of 1,388 Places to Eat in Bristol $$ - $$$ , ,
Wyndham Crescent, Bristol BS4 4SX, England
+44 117 977 7412
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“cakes” (16 reviews)
“steak salad” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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All hours
Grill, Pub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wyndham Crescent, Bristol BS4 4SX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit. Nice walk as well. Much improved over the last year or so. A bit different for tea and cake on Sunday afternoons. Busy, but we managed to get table outside.

Thank bs322014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beese's has a unique riverside setting. It is a really treasure of a place. IMHO best way to get there is to walk along the river from Crew's Hole and catch the boat across. Then enjoy the garden and riverside setting for an afternoon or...More

Thank escapingmummy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lovely walk along the river and then a short river crossing by boat we ended up at Beese's Riverside Bar, a lucky find! It's has a lovely setting, great food and friendly staff. On the day we visted there was a wedding party...More

Thank MadgeHerefordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place set in a picturesque location. Had a splendid time and enjoyed all I consumed. I can't wait to go back soon.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beese's is like a fairytale place, a bar and tea room on the side of the river, accessible by boat. The atmosphere does not disappoint, it really is a magical and peaceful place in a truly unique setting. It's like a home from home in...More

Thank laura sterry2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon at Beese's. Having to get into the small boat to cross over to the entrance was extremely exciting. We had afternoon tea there and spent the rest of our time drinking in the cute garden...More

Thank DSA0101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception at Beese's - everything was perfect! Kate and the staff made sure we were looked after all day, despite the heat and a very, very busy August Saturday afternoon/evening, we couldn't have asked for more. All of our guests absolutely...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk all along the river with son and dog. Stopped at Beeses in the beautiful surroundings and had a healthy lunch before a boat trip across the river and another leisurely stroll. Perfect day, perfect location would definitely go again and tell...More

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've actually been a few times now and each time Beeses has offered a great experience. My hubby and I have been on our own for lunch/cream tea and both times service was really down to earth, friendly and responsive and the food was great....More

1  Thank D D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Beese's with its stunning setting by the river, fantastic garden, delicious afternoon tea treats and friendly, accommodating staff. Have spent many a late summer evening here too - I especially love showing it off to friends and family visiting Bristol!

1  Thank Helen J
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Charlotte A
May 28, 2017|
Response from pbb451 | Reviewed this property |
The garden and decking area is quite large so, assuming well-behaved and controlled dogs, I see no reason why you shouldn't take yours there. The garden is on the riverside, so take the usual precautions. I cannot answer... More
August 13, 2016|
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Response from PaBeese | Property representative |
Hello, clearly this is too late to be of service and I'm sorry about that but just to let you know we only recently took over Beese's and have just now gained access to the Trip Advisor account. Should you be interested in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Grill, Pub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wyndham Crescent, Bristol BS4 4SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 977 7412
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Situated at the foot of a wooded bank beside the river Avon, Beese's is a haven of tranquillity where generations of city dwellers have put the cares of the city behind them. Beese's opens annually in Spring, and closes on the last full weekend in September. We welcome casual visitors, from toddlers to walkers and are dog friendly. We also host private functions such as wedding receptions, parties and corporate hospitality events.
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