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The Commercial Rooms, Bristol - pub details

Address: 43-45 Corn Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 1HT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4112) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bristol Temple Meads (0.7 miles), Clifton Down (1 mile), Redland (1.1 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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user reviews of the Commercial Rooms, Bristol

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Typical 'spoons pub .... a huge open space with tables dotted around.

An interesting building clearly with a lot of history and for all 'Spoons faults it has at least bought and conserved this bit of Bristol history. Decent range of beers on offer at time of visit although ordering them at the bar can be tricky if you are short as the bar is very high!
ridleyman - 31 May 2018 12:04

Good Evening All, just to let you know of a situation that happened a couple of weeks ago here. Below is a copy of my email to our local CAMRA branch. My girlfriend contacted Wetherspoon and just got a non apologetic response literally "blaming our party"

The fact it was two of us having a quiet after-work drink this made me pretty angry, so just to let you all know if you want a quick beer in the last hour of opening expect some abuse from the "heavies"..... OR DON'T BOTHER!!

I have to advise you all of an incident last night at The Commercial Rooms, Corn Street
Myself and my girlfriend were having afterwork drinks in the place, which has opening hours until 0100.

At 0020 the bouncers came round and told my girlfriend to "hurry up" her drink as they were closing. This being at the same time as I was being served drinks at the bar!

After bringing drinks back to our table I then questioned their actions at the bar, and was told by the bar staff they are "a law unto themselves"

In the meantime they selectively let some customers( usually women wearing very little) in and physically "pushed" others back out through the pubs swing doors.

They also carried on aggressively telling people to drink up and "get out" while they let people in and the bar staff carried on serving!

My girlfriend was very shook up and when I went in to try and find the manager I was physically pushed by a bouncer back out of the pub.

We spoke to the door staff next door who work for a separate company and they said they are always hearing complaints from customers who have experienced similar.

This has been a re-occurring problem for years now at this one particular JDW establishment, and the "heavies" that they employ really let down the good efforts put in from the majority of the staff that work there...

Needless to say I shall never return

We even spoke to police who were on patrol and almost laughed it off saying that it's private property and up to the pub how they run it

fat_beer_badger - 7 Apr 2016 21:11
As others have said, this is an very impressive building with a high ceiling topped off with a glass dome surrounded by statues. The colours are a bit garish, but overall its a pleasant enough pub.
There`s one very large central room, plus a smaller bar off to the rear. This is pretty nondescript and does n`t really have much in the way of an ambience. There`s also a small rectangular room behind the bar, but its quite narrow and is used as a corridor for people on their way to the loos. It was here that we had our Fish Friday Special. Our party of four had fish,chips, peas, 2 soft drinks, 2 alcoholic (mine, a decent pint of Abbott). The bill was £23, which can `t be faulted, although the fish was over-cooked. The main room was really noisy, and it was only 6:30, which was why we moved. Staff were friendly and efficient, although it was early and the hens and stags had n`t moved in yet.!!!

anarchobeer - 4 Jul 2015 21:29
Nice enough building but found it lacked a little atmosphere in here.

Cheap as it always is, but getting served was hard even though it was quiet, and is it just me or is the bar just damn high! (I'm 6'1!)

montie49 - 10 Jun 2015 19:29
They need to get their deliveries sorted out. On the last two occasions I visited, my first choices of both meal and drink were out of stock.
jgurney1 - 5 Oct 2014 19:59

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