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Grain Barge

#128 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Nice walk out along the riverside. The food is nicely varied with specials each day, if you order a pie expect to have more food than you can eat. Nice range of beers as well.

Thank scamander
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Grain Barge is a well preserved old barge offering a fantastic location on the river/docks. The food and drinks are very good - particularly the Porter Ales! Service is very good too.

Thank c210609
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Excellent food with plenty of vegetarian options, and a lovely view of the harbourside. They also offer a good selection of beer and cider. The butternut squash pie is divine

Thank Elena S
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Three of us ate here last night and thought the food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the Caerphilly and Leek Tart and the Chestnut and Spinach Wellington. The Chocolate tart for dessert was also super smooth and delicious. Will definitely return.

Thank Helen_Cheshire2014
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

That was my husbands comment as we left so it must be good. I had the burger which was equally as tasty. Staff very helpful & attentive even though it was quite busy. We had reserved a table which I'm really glad we did as there was a group in at the far end of the boat. Good value for... More 

Thank Julie G
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious meal with wine this nye, followed by a great party downstairs. Brilliant bands and atmosphere and very friendly staff 😀💃

Thank karenjacobs76
Bristol, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Having visited on a cold rainy night in December, I think it would be nice to go back on a summer's evening and enjoy the waterside location. It's quite a casual set up, you order drinks and meals at the bar and food is then brought to you. Staff were pleasant and efficient. The menu is quite small but everyone... More 

Thank Anne001_12
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332 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Beautifully presented, great view over the harbour, friendly casual drinking and dining. We pitched up with 16 family for a big holiday get-together. Apart from having to order everything at the bar, the whole experience was easy and friendly. Plenty of drink choice, lovely food, excellent value!

Thank Bobtdiver
Dublin, Ireland
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Generally, the TA reviews are accurate - and those for the Grain Barge were no exception. Friendly staff, good pub food and a pleasant atmosphere with the added bonus of nice river views. The bread and oil starters were very good indeed. The steaks were excellent, the burger was yummy and the chicken and ham pie delivered as it said... More 

Thank Pi31415
Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This was an extremely reasonable and enjoyable Sunday lunch experience where so many eateries in Bristol are rather pricey. Excellent choice of Sunday roast cooked and served well. A good family venue with lots to see on the river.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotwell Road | Hotwells Rd, Bristol BS8 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117-929-9347

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?