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Despite noting a few hiccups since the Ians moved on the Assembly is still a good pub. Still very tidy with a range of mostly national ales. The nice barwoman/manager with the fair hair is still here,though I've found on occasion that she sometimes keeps the show on the road and stops things descending to MacSpoons standards. Still well worth a visit in a rather grim end of Bristhole.
an_ecunemical_matter - 11 Oct 2009 19:34
Probably the best pub in the East St end of Bemmy, athough this a title not currently difficult to hold. It's clean and friendly and modern & the food - if you're so inclined - beats Wetherspoons by a fair margin. (A more expensive microwave?) Good for footie too - I may find myself in there tomorrow for City vs Cardiff.
MillerX - 22 Aug 2009 20:21
Still as good as ever,although the prices have gone up a little. Now the dearest ale is 2.10. Wye Valley Christmas Stocking was of note(very clove and cinnamon flavoured) on my recent visit. Also I'm sorry to report that the landlord and lady who've been here since it opened are moving on to conquer a Baracuda pub in Exmouth soon,their successor here will have a hard act to follow. Father Jack says well done folks and all the best for the future.
an_ecunemical_matter - 21 Dec 2008 17:02
went for a quick lunch today, again great service by the staff and good drink. but my food was a a little long at getting out. the staff running around got me my food and when i asked why it took so long(35mins) they replied "not to sure". a great pub but today let me down. 5/10
DavidSmall123 - 19 Jun 2008 14:02
I popped along Friday after being sold a S&J party ticket by an young enthusiastic manager, and i would say it was the best 1.50 i ever spent. on the night i walked up, where the same manager was on the door to greet me and check my ticket. my first drink of the night was FREE, Yes FREE, and a good selection of drink were 1.50. i was drinking Bulmers all night that the barmaid suggested, and said that it was a one off special, and it was great. free buffet, good music by a sensible DJ at the bar. Truly a fantastic night out in bedminster, which is a unusual thing. 10/10
DavidSmall123 - 18 Jun 2008 00:29
Without A Doubt the best pub in Bedminster. Popped along to the ale fest 2 days in a row and the beer was beautiful,as said before purchase a S&J card and get 20% off food and ale! 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 2 Feb 2008 14:15
Beer fest starts tonight 24-01-08.

In addition to the usuals,there will be Theaksons Best and Old Peculiar,Black Sheep bitter,St Austell Tinners and Proper Job,Wye Valley HPA,Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout and Ruby Ale. 2 on handpump and 6 on insulated and tilting stillage.

I'm positive all will be made more than welcome.
an_ecunemical_matter - 24 Jan 2008 19:06
Been coming here since it got un-Fussellsed,my previous posts got lost in cyberspace. An excellent effort has been made here,and the good thing in my eyes is that the effort has been sustained,its open a year next week and it has been the same good quality on all my visits. The ales are Wye Valley Bitter,St Austell Tribute,Bass and Bombardier(which replaced Courage best surprisingly) Ian,the landlord,maintains the range will go up to 6 in the future. The staff are generally civil and interested. But more importantly have the balls to boot any idiots/drunks/beggars/shoplifters etc out,which raises the place miles above most of the other local hostelries.

A "S and D" card can be bought for a couple of quid to give discount on food and beer,ale goes down to as low as 1.55 with this card!!!! Food seems to be less "pierce the packet and ding ding" than Wetherspoons,with more effort applied and served with a smile.

The choice pub in the East St area of Bemmy.
an_ecunemical_matter - 28 Nov 2007 09:41
I feel this is a very nice friendly pub where you can go and have a relatively quiet drink and cheap meal from time to time.

You have to be 18 or over to go in to the Assembly. This is good if you do not want children to be in there screaming or whatever. Not to say that children do scream in pubs! However, if you want to go in for a family meal (with kids under 18) then you are unable to do so.

The bar staff are relatively friendly.
phillybuk - 6 Sep 2007 21:02
Great pub, easilly the best in Bedminster. Large interior, has music but it's not in your face and has a good selection of beers including the usuals as well as wye valley ales and bitter. There are doormen and a dress code, but as long as you are not dressed to mug, you'll be let in. Brand new interior and pleasant staff. There is no back garden or pool table, but this pub is well worth a visit and is a fresh breath of air from the grubby looking local establishments.
Bazmatti - 2 Apr 2007 21:04
Another change of name, and unusual to see a Greene King pub disappear as they march onwards toward world domination. Now it's a Barracuda pub, going for the leather sofa and Wether-clone food market. Still, it seems to be working OK and less than two quid for a pint of Wye Valley Bitter - rare around these parts - can't be bad.
WebelMC - 26 Mar 2007 19:37

Had a major refurb and now called the Assembly.
downender - 13 Mar 2007 19:23

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