Archive for February, 2011

The Cornubia (Bristol) Review

Address: The Cornubia, 142 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6EN

Draught

Broadoak Old Bristolian
Lilleys Apples & Pears
Lilleys Bee Sting
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Thatchers Gold

Bottles

Thatchers Katy

Review

Just south of the river, we have The Cornubia. Without being told it is there, most would probably never come across it. However, I am glad I did. It maybe a little on the small side, but with that, it has a lot of old school charm and is a proper little boozer. This is mainly an ale pub, but it has enough ciders to keep me coming back for more. Especially for my guilty pleasure of the Apple and Pears! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Bank Tavern (Bristol) Review

Address: The Bank Tavern, 8 John Street, Bristol, BS1 2HR

Draught

2 guest ciders
Thatchers Dry
Thatchers Gold

Bottles

Thatchers Katy
Thatchers Katy Rose

Review

Finding a decent pub so close to Broadmead has been quite a challenge. However, in discovering The Bank Tavern, this mission has now been completed! It is essentially a pre-clubbing venue for most on Friday/Saturday, with a host of DJs playing until the early hours. Their roast dinners are really good on a Sunday too! Well worth a visit. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Green Man (Bristol) Review

Address: The Green Man, 21 Alfred Place, Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8HD

Draught

Dawkins Sunshine
Sheppys Farmhouse

Bottles

Sheppys Organic
Sheppys Kingston Black
Sheppys Vintage Reserve
Sheppys Dabinett Apple
Westons Organic Pear

Review

Tucked around the corner from Kingsdown Parade, in Alfred Place, is The Green Man. This is a great little pub, which prides itself on being an ethical/organic pub and apparently the only one in Bristol doing this. The cider in here is mainly by Sheppys and what a nice selection it is too. From my experience, they like to change and add some guest ciders once in a while too to mix things up. This is a place where you can feel right at home and have a good natter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Golden Lion (Bristol) Review

Address: Golden Lion, 244 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NZ

Draught

Thatchers Traditional
Westons Old Rosie
Westons Stowford Press

Bottles

Thatchers Pear
Westons Organic

Review

Walking down from the top of Gloucester Road, all you can see from a distance is the crazy artwork outside the Golden Lion. Walk inside and you see a traditional pub, which loves hosting local gigs throughout the week. Although only serving Thatchers & Westons cider, I do love starting a sunny Saturday afternoon on the benches outside before venturing towards the bright lights of the city centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cotham Porter Stores (Bristol) Review

Address: Cotham Porter Stores, 15 Cotham Road South, Kingsdown, Bristol, BS6 5TZ

Draught

Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Heritage
Thatchers Traditional
Thatchers Dry
Thatchers Cheddar Valley
Broadoak Perry
Broadoak Old Bristolian

Bottles

Moles Black Rat
Thatchers Katy
Thatchers Katy Rose

Review

A true hidden gem in the heart of Kingsdown. This is a small and cosy pub, but still has the charm of a drinking hole from back in the day. At around £2.10 per pint, it still has the prices from back then too! This is quickly becoming one of my favourite locals. The bizarre thing about this place is the outside toilets with the amazing mural all over it. Not one I want to brave on this cold winter nights! Read the rest of this entry »

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Bath Cider Festival 2011 Review

Address: Bath Pavillion, North Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4EU

Draught

Over 100 ciders (Click for full list)

Review

The cider festival is, essentially, the Mecca of any cider lovers’ life.

The Bath Cider Festival is up there with the best of them too. With over 100 ciders and perries to choose from, it is like dying and going to heaven!

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Bristol Cider House (Bristol) Review

Address: Bristol Cider House, 8-9 Surrey Street, Bristol, BS2 8PS
 
 
 
 

Draught
Bennetts Champion Farmhouse
Broadoak
Broadoak Bristol Port
Broadoak Old Bristolian
Broadoak Kingston Black
Broadoak Perry
Hecks Farmhouse Cider
Thatchers Traditional
Thatchers Heritage
Thatchers Gold
Thatchers Pear
Stowford Press
Richs Farmhouse Medium
Mulled Cider

Bottles

Thatchers Katy Rose
Westons Organic Cider

Review

Before 2009, this was a pretty uneventful wine bar that never really caught my imagination. However, since then it has been revived and transformed into one of the premier dedicated cider venues in Bristol. The Bristol Cider House has a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a lovely cider, with a choice of around 15-20 available on draught/bottles. Every visit there is like going to a mini cider festival. Read the rest of this entry »

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