Pubs & Gastro Pubs in Bristol

Enjoy a warm welcome while sampling local food and drink at Bristol’s pubs, whether you opt for sipping a scrumpy cider on the quayside in the harbour, or enjoying a glass of bubbly looking out to Brunel’s iconic suspension bridge

Take a look at our list of lush local pubs below, and take your pick from historic coaching inns,  modern brewhouses and everything in between. Bristol is also blessed with many local breweries, distilleries and vineyards, many of which allow groups and tours throughout the week. 

Country pubs near Bristol

Head out into the beautiful countryside on the doorstep of Bristol to experience a traditional country pub, where you will find home cooked food, roaring open fires and pretty pub gardens. 

Between Bristol and Bath, you'll find riverside pub the Chequers Inn in Hanham Mills, which boasts a huge beer garden overlooking the River Avon. Just a short walk along the river, the Lock Keeper in Keynsham also has a large garden and a menu of classic pub favourites. 

A short drive south of Bristol and you will arrive in the scenic Chew Valley, where you can stop off for a hearty lunch or pub garden drinks at Ring o' Bells or The Queens in Chew Magna, each a popular choice with locals and visitors alike. 

Heading further south into the picturesque Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Langford is a charming village pub with a large garden and dining area as well as several boutique bedrooms, while The Swan Inn is a Grade II-listed inn serving a range of pub favourites. 

If you want to try some locally-made cider, The Railway Inn in Sandford village is run by Thatchers Cider, and is handily located next to their cider orchards and shop. 

To the north of the city, The White Hart is based in the pretty village of Littleton-upon-Severn with garden views of the River Severn & Wales. Just a short drive away, you'll find historic pub The Bowl Inn in Almondsbury, packed with original features and character.  

The Crown in Tolldown is a 16th-century traditional inn, located a stone’s throw from Dyrham Park and in easy reach of Bath and the M4.  

Bristol breweries and taprooms

One of the most exciting areas of Bristol's food and drink scene is its abundance of brilliant breweries, and we've got almost 20 in and around the city! 

Whether you choose a pale ale made by Wiper and True, an award-winning Keller Pils from Lost & Grounded Brewers or a silky Milk Stout from Bristol Beer Factory, you're never far from a tasty Bristol-made beverage. 

There are plenty of opportunities to try a locally-made beer, whether you visit one of the city's brilliant pubs or brewery tap rooms, or go on a craft beer tour around town. 

Several pubs in town also brew their own small batches for you to try, including King Street Brew HouseZerodegrees and Brewhouse & Kitchen. Many of Bristol's breweries also offer tours and experiences, from beer tasting to brewing your very own beer. 

We also have several beer-tastic events throughout the year, including the East Bristol Brewery Trail and the Bristol Craft Beer Festival. Many local pubs also hold their own mini beer festivals throughout the year, so keep an eye to our events calendar.

Plan a perfect pub day

From sunny gardens to a comforting roast, we've got you covered.

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