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The Shakespeare, Bristol - pub details


Address: 78, Victoria Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6DR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3922) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bristol Temple Meads (0.3 miles), Lawrence Hill (1.2 miles), Montpelier (1.3 miles)

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Worth a visit if on the trek from the station up into the town. A couple of decent ales on (memory is again hazy) and friendly staff. Quite a quaint place so can keep yourself to your self
yamyampublover - 21 Jul 2014 20:20
Mixed reviews below but I found it ok on my visit Saturdayjust after 11.00.
Bit dark inside but enough light for me to read the paper.
Some quite loud piped music was playing.
4 hand pulls but only two in use.
1 for Caladonian American IPA and 1 for Buttcombe Bitter.
I had a pint of the latter which was OK and cost £3.00
bjbrummiejohn - 29 Jul 2013 12:59
Ye Shakespeare? Ye Gods! Soulless waste of a proper old building, fake beamery, multiple fizzy bland brands, dull ales and fruities.
curioushistory - 26 Jan 2012 11:48
This looks a suitable olde worlde pub from the outside as you would expect from itís name. It doesnít seem quite as authentic inside though. Nothing particularly wrong with it, thereís a wood beamed ceiling and an ornate carved wooden bar, but it doesnít have quite the quaintness that you might expect from the outside. A collection of about four fruit/quiz machines, a modern juke box and shiny metal lager fonts all conspire to remind you that this is the 21st century.

There is also a rear bar with a large pool table, although this was in darkness. Apparently there are pool tournaments on a Monday night, and poker tournaments on Wednesdays, although there was no evidence of that on our visit.

There were four beer pumps on the bar, although only two of these were in use serving Tribute and Gem. Good choice of ciders though, with Blackthorn, Stowford Press, Addlestones, Olde English and Gaymerís Pear (if you count that as a cider).
Blackthorn - 26 Aug 2010 10:03
a pub that never fails to disapoint me , no real ales on , walked in walked out again
beatles38 - 1 Oct 2009 21:25

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