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Hope & Anchor

#396 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
+44 117 929 2987
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 6th pub on our list for tonight and not a disappointment. Excellent selection of beer. I had a pint of Mumbles, very good but by now I'm past caring who e brewer is. cheesy chips to soak up some of the alcohol. brilliant 😄

Thank Philip47
Bristol, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Although this isn't my local I wish it was. The staff are friendly, the beer choice and taste is excellent and the food is quality too. In addition it has even when busy a laid back, relaxed and welcoming ambience. There is a beer garden out the back that creates a haven from the bustling world outside where you can... More 

Thank fatbloke60
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, really enjoyed our dinner. Great portions, lovely atmosphere...top marks all round. Well done.

Thank stell g
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Last minute booking for Sunday lunch. Glad we got in. Food pretty good although veggies a little undercooked and cauliflower cheese a bit watery. In general though, no complaints from our party of 5. Choice of beer was really good as were the house wines. Staff friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return.

Thank Nicki S
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Booked in advance and pre ordered beef roast and the vegetarian option. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The roast had come recommended so was looking forward to it as looking for somewhere for a work do ( we have a few vegans and vegetarians ) however I was really disappointed. The vegetarian roast consisted of cabbage, carrots, leeks and a... More 

Thank jemma t
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at the pub after reading numerous recommendations. Unfortunately our meal did not stand up to our expectations. We ordered beef and pork, whilst the pork was full of flavour the beef was very thin and somewhat flavourless. The roasties appeared not to be roasted and the veg was very anaemic. The pub is very nice and... More 

Thank Tazcat74
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stumbled across this late on a very busy Saturday 4 very hungry people. Seemed like a nice pub friendly service. Did feel we waited too long for food, then when it arrived it was Luke warm! Wondered if it had been sitting in kitchen rather than brought out to us straight away. Was tasty though. Although had chicken, chorizo and... More 

Thank Touringthomas
Bristol, United Kingdom
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807 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really friendly place for a drink. Their range of drinks is great, beer selection is excellent and they even have a locally made gin. The beer garden is nice. We ordered some garlic bread which wasn't very good - incredibly thin base, more like a water biscuit. We may go back for food but on the basis... More 

Thank AnanB
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A rare find, great little pub with a good selection of cider and real ales, the food smelt amazing and would definitely be planning a visit back to sample some of the specials. Friendly helpful staff.

Thank 769Elaine
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Spent the day in Clifton Village and decided to visit my old martial arts centre in Hotwells. Decided to pop into this pub to kill some time. Fantastic range of ales, great food and the service was first class. Decent menu and best of all was the fantastic beer garden just hidden around the back. If you are after a... More 

Thank deanfp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 47 - USD 47
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 2987

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?