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The Gallimaufry, Bristol - pub details

Previously called: The Prom

Address: The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, Bristol, BS7 8AL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4026) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Montpelier (0.2 miles), Redland (0.4 miles), Clifton Down (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 5.1/10 (rated by 7 users)
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user reviews of the Gallimaufry, Bristol

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Now known as The Gallimaufry, this is an unusual and somewhat quirky pub. In many ways it has more of a cafe/bar feel to it, not only in terms of decor but also the plate of carrot cake that was sat on the end of the bar and the large coffee machine. Having said that, there didn�t appear to be anyone eating, at least not in the main downstairs bar.

It�s quite light and airy with good sized windows facing out on to the road, and some pine parquet wood flooring. There were a mismatch of tables and chairs, most sporting a candle and a tiny vase of flowers. A montage of band posters covered an overhead beam, and the wall at the far end of the pub was covered in what can only be described as a picture of a zoological orchestra. Besides that there were various miscellaneous items about such as an old film projector and sewing machines.

Upstairs was a smaller, snug like area with some comfy seating, and off to the right a mezzanine level that overlooked the main bar area. This looked as though it may have been more geared up for eating, although we didn�t venture in here. Lamp fittings were a particular oddity especially behind the bar counter. One was an open violin case containing a small doll, the body of the doll being lit.

Beers on tap were Bath�s Gem, Brain�s Milkwood and Battledown�s Sunbeam. Ciders were Addlestones and Symonds Founders Reserve.

Blackthorn - 20 Apr 2012 14:43
The first place that i saw that charged over three quid for a pint of ale. (and it was spitfire or some-such too. Hardly a premium bitter.) I know or used to know many of the staff, but that still wouldn't get me to drink in there. :)
LukeD - 14 Dec 2008 15:33
Nice live music pub.

Vindaloo - 22 Aug 2003 08:44

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