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Grain Barge

) #140 of 1,284 Restaurants in Bristol $$ - $$$ , British,
Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good56%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (18 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my husband, been for walks round Docks. Great location just along & opposite SS Great Britain. Lovely inside plenty of seating and great outside space & outside seating. Good selection of ales. Didn't eat but Sunday lunch looks good. A great place to...More

Thank emmastevens8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little pub on the water...good drinks and atmosphere, definitely try and get on the deck outside in the good weather. Would recommend.

Thank davidtate1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in for a midday drink to cool off and ended up staying for several more, enjoying the sun out on the top deck. Then decided the roasts looked to good to pass up - no regrets. The pork roast was the best I've...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of beers here on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Their decked area is a perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine with lovely views across Cumberland Basin. Good selection of drinks and pub snacks (we didn't eat but the food menu also looked...More

1  Thank Lynsey M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Good selection of draft ales, ciders and beers. Friendly and pleasant staff. Upper seating on 01 deck, Not sure if they serve nosh. Toilets on 2 deck all good.

Thank GuliverSantinni
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

After a cool and wet Saturday on the ferry we were looking for a place to have a bite for a late lunch, having been here for a pint previously we decided to try the food. A mix of pub favourites at reasonable prices and...More

Thank southwestern
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Always stop here for a few drinks when in Bristol,couldn't have been better the sun was out so sat on the top deck looking out over the dock area. Nice selection of draft and craft drinks on offer many from the Bristol Brewing Co also...More

Thank jive3238
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed with the food. Ordered the barge burger and the bun was so rock hard that we struggled to cut it. Eventually cut a piece off and our jaws ached chewing it. Gave up on the Bun and just ate the burner which was...More

Thank MrCinGlos
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Moored in the docks, the Grain barge attracts a really interesting and mixed clientele. The beer is excellent (Bristol Beer Factory plus guests) and it's terrific to sit and sup upon the upper deck and watch the world sail by-literally. Great views of the SS...More

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

On this occasion I only had a few drinks here but the food menu was as usual very enticing. I think this is owned/associated with the Bristol Beer Company and the beer is fantastic as you would expect.

Thank 1sammi
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27 June 2015|
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Response from Wayne T | Reviewed this property |
It's not out on the open sea! It hardly moves, get more motion sickness from having a bath! :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117-929-9347
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