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US$5 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 August 2021

Had a lovely butternut roast this afternoon - service was incredible and overall lovely vibes! Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021

Came for a family meal. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating however we were informed that there are no gluten-free options available as a result of cross contamination and all foods supposedly containing some form of gluten. The menu seems fantastic for vegetarians/vegans however...please note that this place is not ideal for coeliacs. You can still enjoy drinks though, just not the foodMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

Booked here on the off chance as we stayed in bristol for the night, booked online, turned up at the pub for Sunday lunch, all I can say is superb, the waitress was lovely, the food was outstanding, best Sunday lunch I have had out...for a very long time, piping hot, all homemade and plenty of it, a hidden gem, would highly recommend, 5 stars from meMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2020

All heritage of a once good pub has been lost. Staf are ignorat and clueless and beeers on offer are confi=using and overpriced. Basically our patty are unlikelt to vist again.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020

Great beer, good wine selection and great service - would recommend for a quick pint after work, some interesting pop-up kitchen food or if you're quick on a Sunday, they do a great Sunday roast!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 February 2020

The place falls apart, toilette disgusting and mediocre food for what they charge for it. The place was packed as soon as it opened at 1pm, reviews saying that was good but waiting time so long and warmed up food.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Really friendly pub with great outside space and good selection of vegan beers. The menu, also vegan, is really tasty and home cooked. Only downside is apparently the men's toilet, get that sorted and it's 5 stars

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2019

We haven’t eaten out much in Bristol so this was our first visit. It was a family get together and we would have booked but the tavern does not do bookings. It was a cold Sunday lunchtime but the atmosphere inside was warm and friendly....Nearly everyone was young and most of our party, frankly, were not. Sadly there was no room at all inside but we were invited to take a table in the partly covered dining area outside and to the rear. Even that was pretty busy but we managed to get the 5 of us seated and we placed our order at the bar. A choice of beef or chicken and some veggie/vegan options. Despite the overhead heaters we were quite cold but decided to shrug it off. Fortunately when our roasts arrived these looked quite magnificent. The price, at £10 each, was also extremely reasonable. My beef was tender and the portion was generous. The plate came heaped with veg, great roast potatoes and a nice Yorkshire pudding. The chicken option was also judged to be excellent. Lashings of gravy had also been added to each plate. The service was remarkably swift considering how busy the pub was, and also very friendly. I would have given a 5-star rating had we not been so cold.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

Good outdoor space, heaters were appreciated. Lovely vibes and soundtrack from the DJ. Roast was good value for £10. Roast potatoes could of been crispier but meat was on point.potatoebeecrispier ll

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

I've lived 4 minutes walk from here for 8 years and visited often but I must say the place consistently underwhelms for some reason or other. Most recent was a noisy swearing woman at 5pm who the staff were happy to indulge. Beer was good,...initial service was good, toilets were/are manky though. The boss guy Peter is opinionated but a top chap but if he isn't about, well the place just doesn't do it....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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