Best Pubs In Bristol
Ah Bristol… The wondrous city that will always hold a fond place in our hearts here at Butcombe, the city where our first brew was perfected back in 1978 and now the city whose energy, atmosphere and audacious attitude plays host to some of our most popular pubs. Each and every pub on the Butcombe Estate has its own individuality, fuelled by character and charm, we can guarantee you’ll have the best experience no matter who you’re with.
The Ostrich on Lower Guinea Street
Bringing a whole new meaning to the word ‘watering hole’, The Ostrich is situated perfectly on the Bristol harbourside with plenty of outdoor seating, ideal for wiling away the summer hours looking out over the water with a cheeky pint or two. In the winter its cosy atmosphere lures in locals and one-off guests alike.
The Cottage Inn on Baltic Wharf
Boasting one of the best Pub locations in Bristol, The Cottage sits on the historic harbour at Baltic Wharf. Previously home to the Harbour Master’s Office it’s now an iconic pub for all Bristolians and a must-go venue in the summer where you can bathe in the glorious evening sunlight and enjoy the superb views of Clifton.
The Prince Of Wales on Stoke Lane
A mecca for cask ale enthusiasts, this legendary freehouse is full of charm and character and renowned as a top spot to watch the rugby. Boasting a diverse food menu, a superb lawn garden and cosy outdoor heated area, The Prince of Wales encapsulates everything that’s great about the traditional British boozer.
The Bell on Hillgrove Street
The Bell is your classic wood-floored hostelry boasting a supremely eclectic clientele and situated in the most vibrant, contemporary and cosmopolitan community of Stokes Croft. With local art adorning the walls (both interior and exterior!) and a bustling patio area that’s used in summer and winter alike it’s a laid-back meeting place for local artists, DJs and musicians; a low-key community pub, and a popular weekend pre-club boozer all rolled into one.
Country Pubs Near Bristol
For those after something a little more rural, there are some amazing pubs dotted around the rolling landscapes surrounding the city, perfect for enjoying a delicious Sunday roast and a quiet pint or two.
Ring O’ Bells In Compton Martin
The legendary Ring O’ Bells can be found in the pretty Somerset village of Compton Martin, just a 30 minute drive from Bristol. Well-known for its music connections (Kylie, Paul Weller and Coldplay have all played secret gigs there!), this not-so-typical country pub will guarantee your thirst is quenched, your stomach is full, and that you’ll leave with a smile on your face.
The Bowl Inn in Almondsbury
The Bowl Inn is a traditional pub and inn tucked away in the quaint village of Almondsbury, a short 17 minute drive away from Bristol. Expect thick stone walls, rustic beams and open fires ready to roar in winter, sunny patios for the warmer months, and a menu full of stunning seasonal dishes and hearty pub classics, ready to be washed down with a selection of real ales and fine wines.
The Pelican Inn in Chew Magna
The Pelly, as it’s fondly referred to by locals, is set in the picturesque village of Chew Magna, surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside and just a 20 minute drive away from Bristol. With top-notch food, a fabulous wine list and a tasty selection of beers, there’s something to tickle all taste buds, and with its cosy log fires and sun-trap garden, you’ll have a great time come rain or shine.
Ring O’ Bells in Hinton Blewitt
A classic village green pub with sensational views, the Ring O’ Bells is idyllically located between the Mendip Hills and the beautiful Chew Valley, just a 30 minute drive away from Bristol. Enjoy a long, restorative walk in the surrounding countryside before kicking off your boots in the pub’s cosy dining area or spacious beer garden to enjoy a laid-back Sunday lunch.