Real Ale Pubs in Bristol

Our range of traditional British pubs in Bristol are perfect for real ale aficionados, serving proper Butcombe beers and ales on tap in a cosy, friendly atmosphere with top-notch, locally-sourced pub grub.

Enjoy a proper pint of real ale at our CAMRA-recommended pubs in Bristol, where our knowledgeable staff will treat you like our VIP guest.

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Butcombe Tenanted Properties
We also have a number of tenanted pubs that you could visit

  • The Prince Of Wales

    Stoke Lane, Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3SP

  • The Badminton

    Badminton Road, Coalpit Health, Bristol, BS36 2QJ

Real Ale Pubs & Inns in Bristol

Stop by one of our real ale pubs in and around Bristol, close to popular attractions like Cabot Circus, the harbourside, We The Curious, and Bristol Aquarium, serving refreshing, award-winning Butcombe real ales, local ciders, and delicious classic pub meals.

The Ostrich

Bristol Harbourside’s Ostrich pub brings a whole new meaning to the word ‘watering hole’, with beautiful waterside views, plenty of outdoor seating, first floor Top Deck bar, and an impressive array of Butcombe beers with a dedicated rum menu – a nod to its nautical heritage. Stop by to sample the food menu, chock-full of mouthwatering modern twists on classic pub dishes, and find out for yourself why The Ostrich was voted Best New Pub in the 2020 Publican Awards.

The Bell

If you’re looking for a pub with an electric nightlife, you’re in the right place. The Bell pub in Stokes Croft, Bristol, is right at the centre of the action, with regular live music and DJs, local art adorning the walls, intimate outside courtyard area, and an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar – the perfect stop for a night out you won’t forget.

The Bowl Inn

If you’re exploring the bustling city of Bristol, take a break at The Bowl Inn, situated in the outskirts to the North of the city, in Almondsbury. There’s nothing quite like an award-winning pint of Butcombe beer, but if you’re in the mood for a local South West cider, fine wine, or your favourite tipple, then sit back and enjoy a drink at The Bowl Inn. Feeling peckish? Sample the light bites and pub snacks, or go all-out with a classic pub dish, perfectly paired with your pint.

The Cottage Inn

The Cottage Inn is where all the locals flock in Bristol when the sun is shining. Boasting waterside views, a pleasant terrace, and a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers, and local ciders behind the bar, it’s easy to see why. On colder days, you can retreat inside to curl up beside the crackling open fire, with your favourite Butcombe beer in hand. Why not indulge with a delicious, locally-sourced pub meal, while you’re there? You deserve it!

The Langford Inn

On the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB and close to Bristol city centre, you’ll find The Langford Inn pub. Stop off for a refreshing, award-winning Butcombe beer, wine, spirit, soft drink, cider, or cocktail. Relax in the 17th century, oak-beamed inn with a pint in hand and your pup at your side, and enjoy the crackle of the roaring open fire.

The Whitmore Tap

Named in honour of Butcombe founder Simon Whitmore, the Whitmore Tap pub is Butcombe Brewing Co’s taproom, offering the full range of Butcombe cask, keg and bottled beer and cider. Located in the heart of Bristol, the street-level bar offers exciting bar snacks, small plates, sharing boards and yakitori skewers, while the upstairs dining room champions British produce, local ingredients and big, seasonal flavours, all cooked fresh using the on-site Robata charcoal grill and open kitchen, and designed to complement and celebrate the delicious brews on offer!

Ring O’ Bells

The Ring O’ Bells is a traditional country pub in the quaint Somerset village of Compton Martin, in the heart of the Chew Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Mendip Hills. Stop in for a pint while you’re exploring the Mendips countryside, to catch a secret gig from popular and local musicians (previous gigs include Kylie Minogue, Paul Weller, and Coldplay!), to watch the latest game on the big screen, or for a bite to eat from a menu full of delicious pub classics.

Tenanted Pubs

The Prince of Wales

A welcoming, charismatic pub filled with character, The Prince of Wales pub in Westbury-on-Trym is a favourite of locals and travellers alike. Relax in the sprawling, green beer garden, complete with boules court, TV, and a large wooden fort for the kids to play on. For the adults, a selection of award-winning Butcombe beers, real ales, lagers, ciders, spirits, wines and non-alcoholic drinks behind the bar make The Prince of Wales a perfect place to stop for a pint.

The Badminton

Fancy a pint near Bristol? Pop into The Badminton Carvery pub to sample a range of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar – or, if you’re in the mood for something else, there’s a selection of wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks. Sit down for a delicious, home-cooked carvery roast dinner, complete with all the trimmings, in a family-friendly, dog-friendly gastropub.