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The Grain Barge

Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 4RU

Tel: +44 (0)117 929 9347

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The Grain Barge

About

Moored 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, 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 Hold Bar hosts a variety of events including live music and comedy – and also makes a great venue for private parties. 

In 2018, The Grain Barge was included in The Guardian's round up of 'The 50 Best UK Pubs'. 

Special Offers

  • Pie & Pint

    The offer: Free Bristol Beer Factory pint with one of their delicious pies. – Offer valid Wednesday’s 6pm-9pm .

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the The Grain Barge website.

    Offer link: Eating out

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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

Further Information

Catering

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

Establishment Features

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

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      129
    • Very Good
      174
    • Average
      53
    • Poor
      34
    • Terrible
      24

    Recent Reviews:

    • Arnaud K
      Bristol, England, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Sunday lunch needs improvement.
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 15th January 2020
      The Grain Barge has always had a great reputation for its Sunday lunch. However on my latest visit we were very disappointed with the standard as it has dropped massively. The service was good and... Read full review
    • mikehY8528NQ
      Pontyclun, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely spot
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th January 2020
      Lovely bar/ restaurant set on a barge. Gets busy but staff were great and service was fast. Great craft beers. Read full review
    • 223charlieh
      Worcestershire, United Kingdom
      Not all burger are created equal!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 24th January 2020
      Stopped in for lunch and a beer. Well what can I say. Just plain and simple brilliant. Great quality food. Fabulous staff So if you get the chance stop for a beer or a beer and food. Read full review

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