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.
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.
Lively with a great beer selection!
Great small pub. Lots of real atmosphere. Friendly staff and welcoming patrons
Seemed surprised by our Wriggle vouchers, and didn't have any stock of what was offered on the deal! BUT offered very good alternative and we were happy.