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Grain Barge

#169 of 1,295 Restaurants in Bristol}
$$ - $$$, British,
Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good57%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (21 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

OK so we came for he famous pies. We admit it. But they have a new chef and a new menu, so most of the pies have gone AWOL and about third of the menu was off. Having said that the food and beer that...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Massive portion! Chips were amazing, please note that the pie comes with mash. The fried caramelised onion panini looked a bit greasy and my mum never finished it so wouldn't recommend! Good for a seat outside and a pint.

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon on deck sitting in the sunshine. Great views, a good selection of proper beers and an interesting menu.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to sit and have a lunchtime pint looking out over the water. I look forward to going back again on our next trip to Bristol.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 told they stopped serving food (even though they say...More

Thank xeve7
Reviewed 15 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 seating and great outside space & outside seating. Good selection of...More

Thank BazzaKidwelly
Reviewed 14 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 burger offerings. Great bottled and beers on tap, as...More

Thank wiz63
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Turned up without a booking on a Saturday and 6 of us plus 2 children got in. Busy but not packed. Good value food, excellent portions. Interesting choice of ales. Friendly atmosphere and good service. Brilliant for river watching. Toilets down a set of stairs...More

Thank judith h
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband, been for walks round Docks. Great location just along & opposite SS Great Britain. Lovely inside plenty of seating and great outside space & outside seating. Good selection of ales. Didn't eat but Sunday lunch looks good. A great place to...More

Thank emmastevens8
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Nice little pub on the water...good drinks and atmosphere, definitely try and get on the deck outside in the good weather. Would recommend.

Thank davidtate1973
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26 June 2015|
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Response from Wayne T | Reviewed this property |
It's not out on the open sea! It hardly moves, get more motion sickness from having a bath! :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117-929-9347
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