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The Brassmills, Keynsham - pub details

Address: Avon Mill Lane, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2UG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 34702) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Keynsham (0.6 miles), Lawrence Hill (4.5 miles), Bristol Temple Meads (4.8 miles)

Chain: Vintage Inns
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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 4 users)
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user reviews of the Brassmills, Keynsham

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A large, extensive pub on the banks of the river, this was a former brass mill as it’s name suggests, and some of the old buildings are still evident. The main focus here seems to be on dining, and there were plenty of OAP’s in doing just that on a recent midweek lunch time visit.

Inside it’s divided in to several different areas, although they all flow from one in to another. They’re not separate rooms, just areas of the pub that have been portioned off with low balustrades or arched brickwork to break up the space a little. Decor wise, the theme is fairly consistent throughout with mostly carpeting on the floors although there are some old flagstones in the entrance way and some red tiling around the bar. Walls are a mixture of cream plasterwork and exposed brick or stone with a small section of wood panelling at one end that had a bit of a hotel drawing room feel to it. There were several fire-paces around, although I only noticed one that was in use. This had a plasma stuck above it which looked a little out of place, but fortunately this was not in use.

At the far end in the old mill building was an impressive arched roof with plenty of wooden beams supporting it. The windows here offered views of the river and overall for a modern makeover of an old building they haven’t done too bad a job, although it does lack any real character. There is also a small outside patio with some wicker furniture.

The menu was extensive and divided in to several different sections. Most of the mains seemed to be somewhere around the £9 - £12 range, although there were a number of options that fell outside of this price bracket. There was also a lunch/lite bites menu served until 5:00pm and these were priced at £6.50 for one course. I chose the Toad in the Hole with Mashed Potato and Caramelised Onion Gravy form here and whilst it was just about ok, it was certainly nothing special. Staff seemed friendly and helpful, although as is often the case with such places they could have done with some more behind the bar – three punters waiting whilst the solitary barman took about five minutes to key a food order in to the till is not good.

Beers on tap were Tribute, Butcombe and the seasonal Reinbeer from Ringwood. The solitary cider was Blackthorn, unless you include Aspall’s hot mulled cider.
Blackthorn - 6 Dec 2012 10:59
This is a great place to go for a quiet meal and drink. Always very pleasant staff, good reasonably priced food, warm atmosphere. Highly recommended- by far the best pub in Keynsham.
hammers101 - 28 Dec 2008 20:02

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