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The Ostrich, Bristol - pub details


Address: Lower Guinea Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6TJ [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Bristol Temple Meads (0.6 miles), Parson Street (1.3 miles), Bedminster (1.3 miles)

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The food choice was indeed limited, but not in a bad way. There was a range of proper pies and mash, and a few other things.

The Butcombe's went down fine, and I rather liked the bold mustard and turquoise etc. décor. You only need to see so much Farrow and Ball "Mizzle" in one lifetime after all. The leather settees were great for slobs like us too.

So have seven-out-of-ten. What harm could it do?
Hulots_hat - 7 Apr 2018 15:22
Like the last reviewer, I visited the Ostrich tonight after a long absence and found things had changed for the worse. Indifferent beer, limited food (essentially burgers and baked spuds), and one particulary sarky and offhand barmaid. Largely young and noisy crowd. The pub has so much potential from its fantastic location that is not being fulfilled.
Schwalbe - 12 Aug 2016 22:50
Revisited The Ostrich today with a friend; the first time in over 5 years.

Didn't stay long though - the girl behind the bar was very abrupt if not down right rude.

It was lunchtime, and the server was cleaning the bar. We were ignored until I said hello, and then asked if they were doing bar snacks. Without even looking up from her chore I was asked what I meant. When I asked about Jacket Potato's she pointed to the board listing baguettes and, again without looking up, said "or crisps!"

We left and so did the couple who had followed us in, who had sat down at a table to be told "I don't do table service".

Won't be going back anytime soon.

seaeagle - 18 Feb 2016 21:25
Visited during the Bristol Harbour Festival - busy but managed to find a table outside in the huge dockside terrace.

Food was pleasant, and the beer (Brains SA, Rev James, and Smugglers Brew) was on top form. Although busy the service was quick and top quality.
pubscouter - 20 Jul 2014 13:24
The main attraction of this pub is definitely the large outside seating area. It has a square footage probably about ten times as much as the pub itself, and being adjacent to the river and a lock gets packed on warm sunny evenings. Itís also one of the stopping off points for the various booze cruises that sail around the docks. Unfortunately though it loses the sun quite early due to the tall buildings nearby, so it can get a little chilly unless itís a really warm day. There is a good view across the water to The Thekla, Mud Dock, etc.

In spite of it being extremely busy on a recent Thursday evening with an orderly queue of about a dozen people at the bar, there were four people serving and they seemed quick and efficient.

The pub itself is a traditional affair and not unpleasant, although I didnít note anything of particular interest the short time that I was in there. From memory there is an old cave entrance in one corner which they had made a bit of a feature of, in fact I recall there was an old skeleton in there at one time.

Beers on tap were Robinsonís Ginger Tom, Hobgoblin and Tribute. Ciders were Blackthorn and Scrumpy Jack.

Blackthorn - 22 Apr 2011 15:42

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