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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'. 

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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
      124
    • Very Good
      172
    • Average
      51
    • Poor
      32
    • Terrible
      24

    Recent Reviews:

    • apbi985
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      A very good Sunday roast
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th November 2019
      An outstanding spot for a Sunday roast. The Grain Barge has lovely and unqiue views of Bristol and great service. We will be back Read full review
    • Chris W
      Manchester
      Pleasant venue
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 28th November 2019
      A great location on the harbour opposite the SS Great Britain. Good seating area and a great selection of beers from the Bristol Beer Factory. Read full review
    • Anton_Smith
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Nicely done
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th December 2019
      We stopped here before the long walk round to track down Banksy’s The Girl With A Pierced Eardrum on the other side of the water. It was busy and the food (Sunday lunches) looked great, but we only... Read full review

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