The Stag and Hounds Public House is on Old Market Street, Old Market, Bristol.It was built originally in 1483, probably as a private house. However the current building is predominantly from the early 18th century, when it was a Public house and it has been partly rebuilt in the 1960s, and refurbished in 1987.At one time the inn was flanked by houses, but the building of a dual carriageway underpass has left it isolated.It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II listed building.A well in the former rear court has a 19th-century iron hand pump with flywheel and pump rods, an early example of an installation for raising water from a well. This old iron pump, operated by a wheel six feet in diameter, is in fine condition and all its parts still move. It is unique in Bristol.There is also a minute window looking out onto the courtyard, which opens onto a small room set between floors and is only accessible through a trap-door in what is now a bathroom. It is possible that this may be a survival from the days of priest-hunting.The modern day pub is renowned as a live music venue with a wide variety of bands ranging across many genres.Pie-Poudre CourtIn Norman times a court was set up to deal summarily with thieves and debtors of a market called the Pie-Poudre Court (also spelt pie poudre or Piepowders). The name comes from the French, "pieds poudrés" which can be translated as "dusty feet", and was a temporary court set up for the duration of a fair or market to deal with travelers who were not resident in the town.A visit to The Stag and Hounds represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bristol travel tool to plot your vacation.
The Stag and Hounds Reviews
Called in here after looking around the SS Gt Britain. Was about 6pm on Saturday. Very welcoming staff. Delicious pizza. Not a great deal of difference in size between the pizzas. I think same amount.... more »
Sunday night Jazz night mixed with a freshly made pizza. The chefs bring out all the food them selves. Very much worth a look, being so close to the centre!! more »
This pub has just undergone a refurbishment and now a much more comfortable place. There is no change to the bar and the selection of drinks are okay. I haven't checked out the above function rooms since the refurbishment, but I believe these were also done.
Friendly staff and a great atmosphere, nice and chill in the day and more lively in the night with weekend events. They also have food now served by Stone and Dough, pizza, sides, and bits. Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm Friday - Sunday 12pm - 10pm
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