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Hope & Anchor

#501 of 1,251 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
+44 117 929 2987
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at the pub after reading numerous recommendations. Unfortunately our meal did not stand up to our expectations. We ordered beef and pork, whilst the pork was full of flavour the beef was very thin and somewhat flavourless. The roasties appeared not to be roasted and the veg was very anaemic. The pub is very nice and... More 

Thank Tazcat74
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Stumbled across this late on a very busy Saturday 4 very hungry people. Seemed like a nice pub friendly service. Did feel we waited too long for food, then when it arrived it was Luke warm! Wondered if it had been sitting in kitchen rather than brought out to us straight away. Was tasty though. Although had chicken, chorizo and... More 

Thank Touringthomas
Bristol, United Kingdom
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864 reviews
541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a really friendly place for a drink. Their range of drinks is great, beer selection is excellent and they even have a locally made gin. The beer garden is nice. We ordered some garlic bread which wasn't very good - incredibly thin base, more like a water biscuit. We may go back for food but on the basis... More 

Thank AnanB
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

A rare find, great little pub with a good selection of cider and real ales, the food smelt amazing and would definitely be planning a visit back to sample some of the specials. Friendly helpful staff.

Thank 769Elaine
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Spent the day in Clifton Village and decided to visit my old martial arts centre in Hotwells. Decided to pop into this pub to kill some time. Fantastic range of ales, great food and the service was first class. Decent menu and best of all was the fantastic beer garden just hidden around the back. If you are after a... More 

Thank deanfp
Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We visited here for Sunday Lunch and sat out in the lovely terrace garden ....The roast were delicious plentiful although the vegetable side dish we ordered was more of less raw . The vegetable that accompanied the roast could also have had 5 - 10 minutes extra cooking ( and I like Mine al dente ) All the meats served... More 

Thank Kerry S
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

I love this local pub as every time I go I have a good time. I was meeting a few girlfriends for dinner on a Tuesday to take advantage of the BOGOF burgers. Between us we tried 3 different burgers and all raved about them. The staff are always incredibly friendly and service is quick. We didn't have a dessert... More 

Thank CazEngland
Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

The Volunteer is one of my favourite pubs in Bristol so I thought I'd try the Hope and Anchor. It is, as one would expect, a lovely pub - good beer, friendly staff and furnished and decorated just right. The food menu promised good things but the roast beef was hugely disapponting. "40-day hung, glazed in black treacle, cooked in... More 

Thank Brist0lEric
1 review
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

One of the best pubs in Bristol. Great food, would recommend anything on the menu, great beer and staff are fantastic. Would also recommend the sister pub

Thank William S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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858 reviews
570 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

I visited for the beer festival the pub was hosting early last month. There was a full menu of ale on offer, and as a bonus each pint was only £2.50! The pub must have been seriously losing money on some of the higher alcohol quantity ales, but as a student customer I'm hardly complaining about that. The selection was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $15
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 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 - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 2987
Traditional pub, bridging the gap between Hotwells and Clifton. Nothing fancy, but a good place to grab a burger and a pint.

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