Previously three houses that were knocked through to create the pub, the Nova Scotia has been serving thirsty sailors since 1811. Whilst the rest of the harbourside has been slowly regenerated and the landscape changed, the Nova has stood firm, serving massive portions of traditional pub grub, real ales and cider. The Nova has some of the best outdoor seating in Bristol, overlooking the wharf with many a sunny afternoon spent watching the boats and feeding the crisps to the seagulls. Inside you will find a nautical theme, cosy pub with "tobacco stained sea charts on the wall", a snug and a lovely group of locals. Well worth a visit if you like your pub unpretentious and your beers in pints.