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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. 

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

Extras

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

Map & Directions

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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
      123
    • Very Good
      169
    • Average
      51
    • Poor
      32
    • Terrible
      24

    Recent Reviews:

    • clairegrainger1972
      Abergavenny, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Meal at The Grain barge, Bristol
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th September 2019
      We had a family Sunday roast at The Grain Barge, it wasn’t very warm but we didn’t think too much of it, as we’re not fussy people, but I wish I had been more fussy as I’ve been back and forth the... Read full review
    • sysyphus37
      The best chicken pie
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 11th October 2019
      The menu is somewhat limited. Is this a bad thing? I think not, a large menu usually means large freezers. A small menu usually indicates freshly prepared and cooked. I had a chicken pie that was... Read full review
    • P8494LYphillipc
      Brighton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Business
      Sunday roast
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th October 2019
      Great service. Beautiful venue. Disappointing Sunday roast. Went for the vegetarian option, although I’m not vegetarian. It was very bereft of vegetables. A small plate for the money. Left feeling... Read full review
    Mardyke Wharf
    Hotwell Road
    Bristol
    BS8 4RU

    Tel: +44 (0)117 929 9347

    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

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