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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.