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Inn On The Green, Horfield - pub details

Address: 2 Filton Road, Horfield, Bristol, Bristol, BS7 0PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10314) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Filton Abbey Wood (1.5 miles), Montpelier (2 miles), Redland (2.1 miles)

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Got off the bus at the wrong stop for the football ground but it turned out to be the right stop for the pub!! Extensive range of beers in this large rambling building which has a main bar and then seems to go on for ever. Wood floors and a mix of furnishings give it an alehouse feel. Only one barman on duty so we had to wait a bit to get served but we then tried the Bristol Beer Factory "Sunrise" which was superb. Butcombe was also sampled and the beer was in generally good nick. There has been a change of management so this is pressumably why the pub does not feature in the 2012 Good Beer Guide - but don't let that stop you visiting it. Yes there are things which need "tidying-up" but that's true of many boozers and the new guvn'r may well be dealing with these issues. Food was available but sadly the "mini-meals" weren't on until 5pm (3 snacks for 10.50 looked good value). Cider is sold and the pub is popular with football and rugby fans as the Memorial Staidum is only a short walk away. The 76 bus stops opposite (Horfield Sports Centre) and there is a regular service both ways.
mcroyal - 13 Nov 2011 12:43
wide amount of ales on including brews from Summerskills,sharps,arbor and dorset brewing;however all of which were tried seemed in a rather dull and uninspiring condition,the majority being 3.20plus,prob just too many on for the actual demand,shame as a nice pub interior and building itself,6/10
fat_beer_badger - 24 Aug 2011 22:32
Lets get one thing straight first of all. This pub is not on the green as you might infer from its name. In fact theres no green anywhere to be seen. True, there are some playing fields opposite, but they are separated from the pub by the A38, a high hedge and an even higher fence. Maybe there was a green at one time, but if you turn up expecting to see one today, youre going to be disappointed.

The pub itself is very long, having a main bar area, an intermediate lobby, and then another long narrow room that may well have been a skittle alley in a former life. Starting with the main bar, this is an L-shape running along in front of the bar counter and around the end where there are a couple of sofas and a fireplace. The flooring here is a mixture of carpet, wood strip and stone tiles. The bar counter itself has an exceptionally good selection of hand pumps all along it see the end of this review for the beers that were available on this occasion.

At the end of this bar it opens out in to a lobby area with a few leather sofas on one side and an open space with a dart board on the other. The dcor here seems to consist mostly of hundreds of beer mats adorning the walls. The floor is stone tiling and leads in to a long room with a high ceiling going right up in to the apex of the roof and some exposed brickwork at the far end. There is some wood panelling on the walls and large dual aspect windows looking out to the road on one side and the small beer garden on the other.

The regular printed menu seems to have slightly gastropub pretensions, with just half a dozen or so main courses, mostly around the 12 mark. Unusually the specials board is cheaper and seems to consist of slightly more regular pub food. There is also a selection of tapas style light bites chalked up above the bar, priced at three for 9. We chose a Thai Green Chicken Curry from the specials board, and although it was a reasonable 7.75, we were slightly disappointed especially after the long wait for it to arrive. The sauce was very runny, and there wasnt much in the way of flavour, just plenty of heat which is not what I would generally expect from a green curry.

As previously mentioned, there was an extensive selection of beer available. On this occasion it was St. Austells Proper Job, Baths Barnstormer and Festivity, Woods Twist Grip and Quaff, Butts Barbus barbus, Wolfs Woild Moild and Wolf in Sheeps Clothing, Wylam Northern Kite, Black Sheep, Butcombe, Bass and finally Firefly. I believe the last three are the regulars.

Ciders were also well represented with Stowford Press, Addlestones, Thatchers Heritage and a trio from Westons Old Rosie, Country Perry and Bounds Scrumpy.

Overall, a bit of a mixed bag then. It was good to see it busy on a mid-week evening and on the plus side, they clearly take their beer seriously with a great choice on the bar and a festival planned for the end of the month, a good sized layout catering to different audiences, a beer garden, some reasonably priced food and some friendly staff. On the down side, Ive had to prefix many of the above points with some as opposed to all, there was a long wait for the food (although we may have been unlucky, others seemed to get served quickly enough), most of the crockery it was served on was chipped, the gardens a little tatty and the loos need a refurb.
Blackthorn - 7 Apr 2011 09:18
Busy on a Friday evening but service still quick, large pub with pleasant atmosphere and car park. Our beer choices were OK but not in top condition. There is indeed a very good choice in terms of variety but if the pub is not regularly so busy then I can see potential problems with the quality of some ales where turnover is not sufficiently constant.
Stamfordian - 28 Mar 2011 09:36
Incredibly this pub listed in Good Beer Guide 2011 despite serving consistently sub standard ale. Not good CAMRA, not good....
Dandillus - 4 Oct 2010 10:38

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