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The White Bear, Bristol

2.9
#58 of 126 in Nightlife in Bristol
Once the last pub when leaving Bristol on the old road to Wales, The White Bear address has been frequented by local residents, merchants and passers-by for over 250 years. Situated on the peak of St Michael’s Hill, it has always been a popular choice for those wishing to grab a freshly cooked meal washed down with a pint of real ale or cider.

In that respect, not that much has changed. Aesthetically however, we have recently made some big changes.

A micro theatre, The Room Above, hosted by our very own ensemble. Only open one month, our boards have played host to a myriad of plays and performance including a soap opera, musicians in a broom cupboard, Bristol comedy king, Mark Olver, and the big guns of Russell Howard.

Our new Kitchen presents lovingly hand-made pub classics and seasonal special.

We stripped the pub back to its ‘Bear necessities’ and gave the entire a venue a majestic new colour scheme, highlighted with designer wallpapers, bespoke lighting, vintage furniture, retreated floors and selected hangings from local artists.

The White Bear also boasts a spacious and partially covered courtyard that is heated during the colder months as well as playing host to a number of BBQs in the Summer time.
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  • I come into Bristol once a week by public transport from a small town about about 14 miles away and always make a point of coming to this PROPER PUB and have done so since Oct19 when the young Welsh.....  more »
  • Not only did the place look knackered and sad, the bar staff were equally unpleasant. Reminded me of what the Great Depression of 1930 would have been like. Will not be returning  more »
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  • Great pub and really good staff and the atmosphere is great. Free pool at certain times which is a bonus Recommend
  • Good old-fashioned unpretentious roomy pub. No loud music. Good local beers. Popular with students and locals.

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