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The Flyer

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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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96 Gloucester Road | Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8BN, England
+44 117 944 1658
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Bristol
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed the Flyer even through its reincarnations, somehow they always attract the right team to run the place. Thank you for many years of great service.

Helpful?
Thank T140
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Dear T140, Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Regards, Joe More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The flyer used to have fairly straight-forward but good pub grub, with nice veggie options. Not sure whats happened to it lately - really boring food options and hardly anything veggie on the menu. First was the weirdly slow service like the bar staff were'nt expecting to have to engage with other humans, after an age I got the souffle... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bonnie G
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hey Bonnie, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We have taken on board what you have had to say. We no longer do that soufflé and we have changed our menu. We have gone for a more simpler approach with just Starters, Mains, Sides and Desserts with changing vegetarian options. We did try to get hold of... More 

Broomhill
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just had Sunday lunch at the Flyer. We had a party of ten. The Flyer reserved s great couple of tables out of the way. It felt like a mini ViP section that you find in good nightclubs. The staff were so friendly, they informed us that there was only two roast lamb left and if we wanted them to... More 

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Thank Anne E
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Dear Anne, We are chuffed to bits you guys had a great time and it was a pleasure having in with us. We look forward to seeing you all again. Regards, Joe More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is what it is a pub restaurant, second time though we have been there and the steak I ordered was something I could shoe my boots with , BUT!!!! Taste was wonderfull and cooked exactly how I ordered it , !!! Now is it the chef or the butcher or indeed the cow that caused it to be so... More 

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Thank jandover69
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hello Jandover, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Sorry about your steak being a bit tough however really appreciate you bringing it to our attention at the time so we could do something about it. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Joe More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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777 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We sat out in their lovely beer garden enjoying their excellent range of ciders (they had a cider festival going on) and a great range of beers. Service is friendly too.

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Thank AnanB
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hello AnanB, Thanks for the lovely comments we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Joe More 

Level Contributor
56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

First visit, really enjoyed it, food was very nice, Had Fish and Chips, Staff were really friendly, the pub is taste fully decorated, And very clean, the Garden could do with a bit of TLC, but still okay, Will be Back.

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Thank wendyjanem
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Thank you for your lovely words. We look forward to seeing you again. We have some time planned for the garden to get a little more love. Regards, Joe More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing pub with great atmosphere and friendly staff. The Sunday roast looked and tasted amazing - generous portion, presentation on point and lots of flavour! Washed down with a lovely cider and a board game, perfect Sunday!

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Thank SophiaGold
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hello Sophia, Were very happy you had such a lovely time and we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Bristol
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had a Sunday roast ,only had half of the menu available ,after a long wait the food was terrible , the standard has dropped here dramatically,the beef was like an old rubber boot,the little bit of veg that we had was hard and the Yorkshire pudding looked like it was from last weeks service,don't expect this when you pay £13,electrical... More 

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Thank Tremz
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hello Tremez, I am quite concerned by some of the points you have raised in your review. I would be very grateful if you could drop me an e-mail (on enquiry@theflyerbristol.co.uk) with some more information about what time you visited, etc. This is so I can find out a little more about why you had an experience as this and... More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxed afternoon in lovely back garden. Good table spaces in shade and sun to sit and have a drink. We also ordered a salad and ham and eggs, average main course £10, the food arrived in good time and was very tasty. Waitress friendly. We spent 5 hours here and really enjoyed it.

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Thank Louise T
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hello Louise, We are chuffed you had a great time and we do hope your sister enjoyed her birthday. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely comment and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Came here for a roast and a catch up with friends and was great, the offered a good range of different roasts including a good vegetarian option and it was delicious. Came very quick, within 10 minutes of ordering and staff were attentive and polite. Nice outdoors area to sit in for a sunny day, and overall the price is... More 

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Thank Chinabel
General Manager A, General Manager at The Flyer, responded to this review

Hey Chinabel, Thanks for your lovely comment it has cheered up a rainy day no end. We hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Gloucester Road | Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 944 1658
Description
Up there with the best pubs in Bristol.The Bristol Flyer, as it's traditionally known, is a friendly pub on the Gloucester Road serving seriously good pub food and an array of speciality drinks more dizzying than our classic trompe d'oeil floor. Head for one of our cosy, relaxing sofas and you'll soon recover. As a venue we're versatile (like a potato but better) and well kitted out for both intimate dinners and group gatherings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?