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The Grapes Tavern, Bristol - pub details

Grapes Tavern

Address: 2 Sion Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4AX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32043) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Clifton Down (0.9 miles), Redland (1.5 miles), Sea Mills (1.6 miles)

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user reviews of The Grapes Tavern, Bristol

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Since my previous review, this had been closed, refurbished and re-opened under new management. It’s still got quite a contemporary feel to it with wooden flooring and a mixture of cream and maroon paintwork. A couple of plasma’s were showing the rugby but the volume was down so this wasn’t intrusive and instead there was a decent mix of 80’s music being played although there was also a wall mounted juke box if that’s not your thing.

There was a small menu of just half a dozen dishes along with a few specials on a board by the bar. Prices for main courses ranged from £7.50 to £14 and apparently fresh fish is delivered daily, and the steak is from the US where it’s “wet aged” to make it meltingly tender as I was informed by the friendly landlord. He’s just back from a stint abroad and keen to try and build trade back up following the pub’s recent, slightly chequered, history.

Beers on tap were all from Wadworth’s with their 6X, Henry’s IPA and Horizon. Ciders were Stowford Press and Thatcher’s Gold.
Blackthorn - 28 Aug 2012 22:46
wadworth 6X and henrys ipa, opted for the ipa which was ok but sadly £3.20 pint. Place was totally empty when visited @7 on a sat night,ok but nothing special 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 9 Apr 2011 20:09
Great Rock 'n' Roll art bar. Great food including the best Sunday lunch in Clifton. Now under new management. The hottest live bands in Bristol. Cutting edge artwork on the walls. Wi-fi access. Rock 'n' roll bingo. Mad monster movies. Great selection of beers, wines and spirits. Available for private parties.
nightstalker - 15 May 2010 14:08
I've been in touch with BITE about the fact that there seem to be two entries for this pub. I suggested this one be removed as there are no reviews, however after checking with the pub, BITE inform me that the pub is now "The Grapes" and not "The Grapes Tavern" and so this is the correct one to use. The other one has been marked as closed. Slightly confusing, it's a shame the other one couldn't have had it's name changed. But then if it's been done up (again), maybe we should start afresh. Many thanks to BITE for a very swift response, about 20 minutes!

This has recently been done up and now looks something like a cross between a bar and an art gallery. Definitely not your traditional pub look. It’s got a rather bohemian atmosphere with wooden flooring, red painted walls, lots of wooden benches and a large mural on one wall, plus an interesting skeleton hanging from the ceiling. There was a plasma on one wall showing an rather odd black and white film with a giant turtle.

Much of the art is for sale, but with some of the paintings priced at £2,000 I don’t imagine they sell too many of them, even in Clifton. It’s not exactly a spur of the moment purchase you could buy with the change from your round.

That said though, the staff seemed pleasant enough, and it looks as though they put on a good choice of live music. The only beers were Wadworth’s, with their Bishop’s Tipple, 6X and Henry’s IPA. The cider was Stowford Press.
Blackthorn - 22 Apr 2010 19:48

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