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Brunel Bedminster

Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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315 St. Johns Lane | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5AZ, England
+44 117 966 3339
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Showing 142: English reviews
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff members were friendly, welcoming and attentive to their customers. We looked over the menu for a few minutes and went to the bar to order. The order was taken in a friendly manner.

Thank Greg S
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very slow service as they were very understaffed. When food did eventually arrive it was barely warm. There was one person working the bar and one waitress. Tables were dirty and when we ordered pudding we waited for nearly 45 minutes

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank O4199VUclairef
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a table for 1300 on sunday 5th march 2016, mothers birthday, having eaten here before and having two children with us i thought a sunday roast would be just the ticket. The place was very full with families celebrating all different occasions, we ordered the 4 standard roasts and at £5.79 each thought this a reasonable price,the... More 

Thank Lisa G
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited here for the first time to watch the football and get lunch. The staff were really friendly and attentive. Even though it was busy there were plenty of staff serving and our burgers arrived in good time. The burgers were excellent(cheap as well) and someone came and checked the food was OK after it had... More 

Thank Amy F
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun and friendly staff with the rugby on seemed like a lot of drinkers. However was served in reasonable time and in turn.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank big d
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to the Brunel found the new manager seems to be getting on top of the disaster that the Brunel had become well done will be using the place much more often

Thank 263garryc
Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have just today visited this pub with my wife for a meal as we were passing, there are some very large tv's there for the sports fans but there you go they are in most places these days. My wife ordered us some food, she had a chinese platter and I had a steak with a pepper sauce both... More 

1 Thank Stephen I
Frome, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My wife and I visited the Brunel for lunch today. The pub was very quiet and we found a table easily. We ordered scampi and chips and a cup of tea. Our food arrived within 10 minutes and the meal was well cooked and very nice. A very pleasant experience and we would recommend it and would certainly return.

Thank Keith W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Big Sunday of football and only one person behind the bar!!! What sort of a pub is this???? Waiting about 30 mins to get a drink, so buy at least 2 at a time and then get someone else to queue ready for your next drinks you'll be waiting that long!! Employ more staff and have them serving behind the... More 

Thank Lizbessell
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi Liz First of all, I would like to apologise for the waiting times yesterday. Due to illness we were incredibly short staffed. I did try to serve everyone as quickly as possible although I was in a no win situation. I remember you well and I thank you for your patience yesterday. The next time you're in, give me... More 

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108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 330pm for family meal. All but one table in sight full of unused plates from previous diners. Food okay. However leaving now at 530pm and still 8 tables loaded (every table in visible sight) with empty plates and glasses!!! That's 2 hours left on the tables!!! Some new diners have just arrived and had to clear their own... More 

Thank Alittletipple
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and apologies for the poor visit. Yesturday for us was a total disaster. We were incredabliy short staffed, not only on a Sunday, one of the busiest days of the week but on one of the most important days of the premier league football. Having reviewed the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 St. Johns Lane | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 966 3339
The Brunel is one of Greene King's 200 Hungry Horse pub's. A newly refurbished modern welcoming pub. The Brunel brings in a lot of Locals, businesses, friends and families. It has a childrens outside play area, pool table, and soon to be skittle alley. We also show SKY sports all day every day with all the top football games etc. We serve food 11am-10pm all day every day, with a wide selection of daily offers.

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