5 best beer gardens in Bristol

The Cadbury

68 Richmond Rd, BS6 5EW

This historic timber-framed pub tucked away in the Montpelier area is one for lovers of all things reggae and laid back. A big draw is their fine rum selection, the perfect time to sample one is on a Sunday to go with their Roasts ‘n’ Reggae sessions. With a menu of home cooked food, and an outdoor heated and covered beer garden, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy cool summer evenings!

Bag of Nails

141 St George’s Road, BS1 5UW

If you like cask ale and cats, this is the pub for you. This ‘cat pub’ has a fair few rescue cats always roaming around the pub so it’s ideal if you are a feline fanatic. A small and cosy pub that is perfect for a quieter drink with smaller groups- ‘idiot pub crawls’ are in fact banned.


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Small Bar

King Street, BS14DZ

An alternative to traditional pubs, Small Bar is truly unique. It focuses mainly on craft beer and sells the best that the South West has to offer as well as beers from the greatest breweries from around the world. They only take card- no cash allowed! But this makes for a smooth and seamless transition, no fumbling to put your change away before enjoying your beverage and faster service times!

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Prince of Wales

Gloucester Road, BS7 8AA

A cosy yet lively pub with a beautifully painted exterior that is popular for a reason. It has a wide variety of craft drink options and tasty food- including lot’s of Veggie options- make it the ideal place for a group meet-up. With deals on every day of the week, such as 2 pizzas for £10 on a Monday. or two glasses of wine and get the bottle free on a Thursday you can’t go wrong! Make sure you check out the lovely outdoor seating area too.

The Apple

Welsh Back, BS1 4SB

As the name may suggest this is a pub who is dedicated to bringing Bristol the finest cider in 40 different varieties. This pub is something special- set on a converted Dutch barge in the heart of Bristol’s old city, it’s the place to go for something a little different and picture worthy. This pub strives to be a welcoming environment and a timeless, down-to-earth, friendly place, where people can just relax and have fun.

 Written By Rachael Mole