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The signs are still there. But this pub is still closed.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Apr 2011 10:00
This pub closed in the summer of 2008.
mungus - 27 Sep 2009 20:30
sorry to learn that this place has closed. It used to be such a good pub.
Dr_Pangloss - 18 Dec 2008 20:23
Another one bites the dust! Another victim of the smoking ban.
beerman6 - 2 Nov 2008 00:17
Sadly, despite excellent ales and good food, the customers failed to come in sufficient numbers and, as of September 2008, the Beehive is now CLOSED.
spooley - 18 Sep 2008 12:56
Great pub, narrow car park entrance so don't overdo it on the ale! Very friendly welcome, excellent condition ever changing real ales in supreme condition. On my visit were two ales I had not seen in a long while in Jennings Cocker Hoop & Wadworths Farmers Glory with the Jennings being superb. Right next to the canal with two very nice large rear garden areas. Can't wait to visit again!
MisterX - 26 Aug 2008 22:31
most probably Bradford-on-avons foremost real ale pub,excellent selection of beer's as stated by dutchie below and a warm welcome from staff and customer's alike.Ten out of ten in my book!!
beercellarman - 7 Feb 2008 17:17
Please to say this place is back in the Good Beer Guide where it belongs! Great place for a pie and a pint. Looking forward to spending winter evenings by the open fire, warming my toes and sipping my ale!
anonymous - 11 Oct 2007 18:47
Initialy appears to be quite quaint with good selection of ales. Food is acceptable but not good value and atmosphere sadly lacking.
PubFanMan - 9 Oct 2007 01:23
This and the Barge Inn are two good pubs to tie up at if you are on the canal or walking along the tow path. Avoid the Canal Tavern - prices designed to rip off the visitors.
anonymous - 22 Apr 2007 10:32
Undoubtedly the best pub in Bradford-on-Avon for the beer drinker.
4 guest pumps host a myriad of beers from around the country all kept in excellent condition.

Dutchie - 2 Mar 2007 13:59
The pub was busy on a cold wet Tue eve with a mix of eaters & drinkers. Warm friendly welcome, cosy fire. 5 real ales on hand pump. Some regular, several change by the barrel and all in EXCELLENT condition. The food really does come in "Desperate Dan" portions and is both tasty and great value. This was my 1st visit but I shall return to this well kept 'Proper' little pub.
Saxon_Scooper - 25 Jan 2007 10:51
Full to the brim with diners last Friday and me and the other half got the last two cheese & onion pies. They came HEAPED with chips, it was good value stodge like something out of The Beano.

Beer was good too and the lay-out of the pub made it a relaxing place to be in. It's worth the walk out of Bradford to go there.
MrScott - 25 Sep 2006 12:00
This friendly and welcoming pub provides excellent food and drink for locals and visitors alike. The Kennet and Avon canal is a stone's throw away, making it a popular mooring point. The beer garden is an oasis of calm on a summer's day, while a log fire offers comfort on a winter's night. The perfect local.
mungus - 24 Aug 2006 21:59
Had a meal and a few pints here in july. Friendly staff,good ales and stowford press cider. The meals we're very tasty and enormous. Good idea to turn up early for meals as gets it's a small pub that can fill up quick.
00nwhite00 - 13 Aug 2006 13:33
Unpretentious canal side pub. No jukebox, no fruit machines, just good beer and excellent atmosphere. What a pub should be.
janet - 28 Jun 2005 13:03
Still has about half a dozen beers to choose from, but is now Punch Taverns (used to be a freehouse until last autumn) and some old favourites, like What the Foxes Hat, Summer Lightning, Crop Circle. Pitchfork and Danish Dynamite have disappeared never to be seen again, alas. There can be a problem with the turnover of some ales - best to ask the locals what to go for. Butcombe is always a good standby at just over two quid a pint. Goodish wines as well, and food still very dependable. The brothel rumour is still going stong: but it is attached to many old pubs, and there's also a possibility that 'beehive' was once slang ter for brothel. Am looking into this, but I will make my excuses and leave if it turns out to be true...
anonymous - 22 Apr 2005 01:21
Great Country pub next to the Kennet and Avon Canal. Boasts a good range of real ales with usually 6 straight from the keg, plus others on the pump, (favourite to date "What the Foxes Hat", can't remember the brewery, someone remind me). Food is very good with huge portions, seating inside is limited as the pub is quite small. Generally there is a short queue to get in at opening time to get a good table, although there is seating in the rear garden during the summer months. I read somewhere the building used to be a brothel somewhere in it's long history.
terry - 28 Jun 2004 17:02

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