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 here on Sunday night for a meal with hubby. Service was fast even though we were advised there was a waiting time for meals. Food was hot and tasty and great value for money. more »
Been here a few times to see live music. Always a fun experience with a good choice of local musicians playing there fairly regularly. The bar always has an interesting variety of beer on tap too. Par... more »
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