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The Pump House - Pub in Bristol

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Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4PZ, Bristol
England, United Kingdom

Toby Gritten
+44 (0)117 927 2229(landline)

Chef Toby Gritten’s (ex-Bells Diner/The Albion) passion for local produce and seasonality shines through at this fine dining pub in Hotwells

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Meander through Bristol’s boatyards and find this grand ex-Victorian pumping station, with chef Toby Gritten at the helm. Inside: cool stone floors, high ceilings and big arched windows frame gorgeous harbour views. Local guest beers and ales abound behind the bar, but it’s the gins that really pack a punch: there are over 400! Just ask the cool, young bar staff to guide your choosing. Upstairs it’s both formal and fun; foodies travel far and wide to sample the tasting menu. Try seared Brixham scallops with sweetcorn and chicken wings, belly of suckling pig pork with apples, leeks and coco beans, then finish with a Tahitian vanilla brûlée. In summer, catch some rays out on the lavender-framed courtyard, tuck into a hearty ploughman's, watch the boats sail past, and see how many famous landmarks you can spot. The SS Great Britain and M Shed are close.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Guest feedback
"We have now eaten twice at the Pump House, two lovely experiences. We had a delicious Sunday lunch last month, and last Friday tried the tasting menu and its wine pairing. All the courses were very different, each a delight for the tastebuds. It also made us try meals which we would not have necessarily chosen from the A la carte menu, which we found was a great experience - new explorations! I do recommend the wine pairing - each glass was very well matched with the food, and introduced by the waiter. The service was very good and friendly, and the G&T did not disappoint..!"

Agnes - Bristol, United Kingdom

January 2017

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Starters from £5. Mains from £15.


Open all day.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

On The Bristol cycle network which provides a great walk with a dog. Two pub dogs, Minnie and Scooby.

Dog treats:

Dog bowls available at all times.

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Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4PZ, Bristol


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