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Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

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Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Real ale & live music, either or ? Any suggestions? Weekend in June.

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1. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Bristol has some excellent real ale pubs, some of which have live bands.

Try the 7 Stars http://www.7stars.co.uk/ or across the bridge, down Welsh Back and up King Street is the Old Duke http://www.theoldduke.co.uk/

The White Lion is a short walk from King Street. It's a tiny pub on the side of the old city wall, with no live music; but it's a Wickwar Brewery pub and they sell the excellent range of Wickwar Brewery ales. www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/index.php…

If you want a bit of cider and scrumpy then head to the Apple on Welsh Back at the end of King Street. It's a pub on a boat with a large seating area on the dockside.

http://www.applecider.co.uk/

I went to the Apple a few weeks ago after going to BrewDog, and don't remember how I got back to my mates house ! :-D

So go to BrewDog bar too, http://www.brewdog.com/bars/bristol

I liked it so much I also went to the BrewDog bar in Manchester last week.

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2. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Why not combine your requirement for real ale pubs with a ferry ride around the harbour and a great walk back along the harbour into town from Hotwells area?

You can catch the ferry to Hotwells from various points around the docks, only a couple of quid, ask to be put off by the Pump House (the-pumphouse.com) . In that area across the road you have the Rose of Denmark (theroseofdenmark.com) or The Merchants Arms (beerintheevening.com/pubs/…Hotwells)

Also across the bridge from Pump House is the Nova Scotia pub (beerintheevening.com/pubs/…Bristol).

Make your way along that side of the docks (quite a lot of activity on the water can still be going on early evening), past the caravan park and into The Cottage (beerintheevening.com/pubs/…Bristol) a Butcombe Ales pub.

From there keep going and further up you should find The Orchard (CAMRA Cider pub of year 2009) beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/29/29164/Orchard_Inn/Bristol) which also does a few ales.

Negotiate your way along paths behind the SS Great Britain to get back to the quayside and keep going past M shed and old cranes, over the road into another pedestrian area, around the corner to The Ostrich (beerintheevening.com/pubs/…Bristol).

By now you are almost back in the middle of town or fallen in the harbour! The walk is probably, about 1 mile long?

If you start from the Pump House and stay on that side of the river again, lots of pubs on or very close to harbour area.

Cheers

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3. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Hi Bornagaincyclist!

This sounds very good but must remember to bring my water wings :). Thanks very much.

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4. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Hi Matt. Thanks for the info. BrewDog sounds good.

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5. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

I'll second the 7 stars - very friendly & good beer. If you want really unusual beers (no music it's too small) then try the Bag O'Nails in Hotwells (go past @Bristol away from the centre & it's on the roundabout) & just past that is the Grain Barge.It's a Bristol Beer Factory pub and you're unlikely to see these beers many other places

Edited: 2:51 pm, June 06, 2013
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6. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Oh yes, forgot about the Grain barge mentioned above.

Haven't been there for several years now; but if the weathers nice it's worth the walk up to Hotwells.

http://www.grainbarge.co.uk/

And of course, the Bag O' Nails - is the pub dog still propping up the bar!? ;-p

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7. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Sounds good. Tally ho!

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8. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Pub dog now that sounds like our kinda pub!!! :)

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9. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

If you're starting during the day comments earlier about the Seven Stars http://www.7stars.co.uk/ are good.

Their Saturday and Sunday music starts at 3PM.

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10. Re: Pubs central Bristol suitable for Greybacks aka Silverbacks!

Thanks Katy. We're back now but Bristol is great place we had a really good time. Next time we'll get to the 7 Stars. The Duke was very good as well.