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The Grain Barge

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The Grain Barge

About

Docked in a beautiful location in Hotwells, the Grain Barge is bursting with character. Within sight of Brunel’s ss Great Britain, it’s three decks offer great views over the harbour, making it the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by.

The historic converted barge has established itself as one of Bristol’s friendliest, most casual eating and drinking experiences. The specials menu is updated daily using locally sourced, fresh produce which is organic and fair trade where possible, and a superb range of craft beers is on offer, from some of the most exciting breweries around - including from sister company Bristol Beer Factory located across the harbour in Ashton.

The boat is famed for its music which takes place in the atmospheric Hold Bar, with a popular Open Mic night on Tuesdays and regular live music every Thursday night, which is free entry apart from occasional ticketed performances. The Hold Bar also makes a great venue for private parties and events, and is available to hire from Friday to Sunday.

Extras

Key Features

  • Dining afloat - The Grain Barge is moored on Bristol's Harbourside, opposite Brunel's ss Great Britain.
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Waterfront

Catering

  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Regular evening entertainment

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • GuliverSantinni
    Bristol
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Drinks only
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th 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. Read full review
  • southwestern
    UK
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Family lunch
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st May 2017
    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... Read full review
  • jive3238
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    A Pint with a view
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 9th 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... Read full review
Mardyke Wharf
Hotwell Road
Bristol
BS8 4RU

Tel: +44 (0)117 929 9347

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday12:0023:00*
Tuesday12:0023:00*
Wednesday12:0023:00*
Thursday12:0023:00*
Friday12:0023:30*
Saturday12:0023:30*
Sunday12:0023:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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