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Colston Arms, Bristol - pub details

Previously called: Micawbers Ale House

Colston Arms
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Address: 24 St Michaels Hill, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 8DX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 23713) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Clifton Down (0.7 miles), Redland (0.8 miles), Montpelier (0.9 miles)

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Popped in here on a sunday a couple of weeks ago, as said before, good pint of rev james, excellent sunday lunch at a very reasonable £6.50.
Cliftonclive - 22 Jun 2012 05:32
Small friendly local with a reasonable enough pint of Butcombe, 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 15 Mar 2012 13:14
Always quite liked this, pleasant enough interior , nice pint of the rev james served by always friendly bar staff.7.5/10.
beatles38 - 24 Jul 2011 16:01
This seems to be a bit of a cross between a traditional old boozer and a sports bar. Décor wise it’s more your conventional pub, but there is clearly a strong emphasis on sports with large advertising hoardings outside, plenty of football photo’s on the wall, a plasma in the smaller front bar and a large projection screen in the side bar. The fixtures list for up and coming sporting events listed no less then 32 in February alone, and included football, rugby cricket and even American football. Fair enough if that’s your thing, but the football rather dominated on a recent visit and a quiz night was in full swing in the back bar, so it made it tricky to find somewhere to sit for a quiet pint.

Seating in the two front bars was limited, with some bench seating around the perimeter and several bar stools. The side bar has a pool table and some exposed brickwork which may be an attractive feature, but was largely obscured by the large projector screen. There was a basic pub grub menu, although nobody was eating on this occasion that I could see.

Beers on tap were Brain’s SA, Rev. James and Butcombe. Ciders were Blackthorn and Stowford Press.
Blackthorn - 16 Feb 2011 11:01
Well, I stand corrected - said the man with the orthopaedic shoes....

Finally did step in briefly to the Colston last week, on a wet Tuesday lunchtime. Only two chaps in doing the crossword together - bless! - and the landlord, who was clearly expecting no further custom as he was busying himself at the back of the boozer for some while before I could alert his attention to my arrival. That said, he was convivial, and the ale - a quick 'alf of Gem on this occasion - was kept well and was one of three to sample. Nothing outside the box as it were here, but a solid pub which I do hope attracts a greater buzz during evenings, perhaps courtesy of the local workforce at the hospital? Certainly I could envisage this forming a useful stop-off of a wider crawl from Kingsdown to the Centre, or back again.

In terms of character, I didn't notice much alteration good or bad since it was Micawber's. There was a surprisingly large area to the left of the bar which I didn't recall from its pseudo-Dickensian days - so don't write this place off if you're in a larger group as the interior is more commodious than you might guess.
TWG - 9 Jun 2010 17:01

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