You might have come across The Golden Guinea a while back, when we featured it in our article, '16 Hidden Bristol Pubs that Locals Love' - and we still love it now. There is so much to say about this place - it's hard to summarise it all.
How about their astonishingly good range of cask, keg, and bottled beers, ales and lagers, which are pretty much all local, and change almost daily? When Wriggle developed their own beer with Crafty Devil from Cardiff, The Golden Guinea proudly featured us (not that we're biased or anything), and all of the noteworthy Bristol are also regularly members of the lineup here. They also have their own - delicious - beer, the Guinea Pils, and have a cracking range of salty snacks to accompany your pint.
At The Golden Guinea, the music is just as good as the drinks. Check out the folk music open mic nights on Saturdays, or the once-monthly chill out sessions on Sundays, where the music takes it down a peg or two to ease you back into the week. Even better are the occasional sea shanty nights, when a gaggle of talented musicians congregate in the bar for a riotous singalong.
There is also an amazing terrace-come-balcony, overlooking a wicked sunken garden at the back of the pub.
A cosy pub, hidden away in the secret streets of Redcliffe. Very dog-friendly!
This pub is just outstanding for it's atmosphere and bar staff. A group of musicians were playing when I visited on a Sunday (first of each month) and the sea shanty/pirate/folk was the perfect ambience for the night! The beer range is excellent, Cider, Ales, Craft, Cans in the fridge... Not to mention the building itself is beautiful and really does take you back to times of the age of sail. New favourite in Bristol for me.
Nice spot, hidden away, we enjoyed it a lot :)
Cosy, comfortable and delightfully dog-friendly!
Cool pub with lush bar staff and a great selection of proper tasty beers
A real proper pub. But I went in on a Friday evening and it was too noisy. Luckily could sit out side with the friendly people there.