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The Grain Barge

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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. 

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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
    68
  • Very Good
    118
  • Average
    18
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • xeve7
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Rude and entitled attitude from staff - not a place for group meals
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd September 2017
    Nice location, views and menu. Rating terrible because of varying food and outright rude service. We booked a table for 14 for a birthday meal on Saturday at 4pm. To cut a long story short, were... Read full review
  • BazzaKidwelly
    kidwelly
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Tidy mun
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th August 2017
    Visited with my husband and friends, been cycling round Docks loads of times and always fancied going in so we did. Great location just along & opposite SS Great Britain. Lovely inside plenty of... Read full review
  • wiz63
    Littlehampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Not your average pub grub
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th August 2017
    These guys have a GREAT non standard pub menu, we hade the duck ragu, goan curry & crusted cod, all thoroughly delicious and great portions. Really great to go beyond the standard fish and chips and... 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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