There are many great Pubs around Bristol's floating harbour. What better way to soak up some summer sun than relaxing outside one while watching the world (and the ferries) go by? Or catch a ferry early evening for a great harbourside night out!
Pubs in Hotwells...
The Cottage Inn
The Cottage landing station
A fantastic location for dockside drinking, this large pub has a great seating area at the front with a views across to the colourful rows of houses in Cliftonwood and the Suspension Bridge!
The Mardyke landing station
A traditional Cider drinker's hangout. Great music on the Jukebox and an authentic Bristolian atmosphere!
The Nova Scotia
The Nova Scotia landing station
Waterside pub situated, since 1811, where the Bristol Docks meet the Avon Gorge. A real Maritime haunt! The single bar serves a small lounge area, a more basic strip by the bar, and the 'Captain's Room' behind a Victorian screen. There are a number of trestle tables on the wharf.
The Grain Barge
Mardyke landing station
Floating bar with Bristol Beer Factory beers and ales on board. Top deck provides a chilled outdoor space with views over the water. Owned by the Bristol Beer Factory, it serves award-winning real ales, brewed less than a mile away in Ashton!
Pubs in Welsh Back...
The Old Duke
Welsh Back landing station
The Old Duke is a music venue situated on the cobbled King Street in the heart of Bristol. Named after Duke Ellington, the pub has become world famous for it's live traditional, New Orleans inspired Jazz music.
The Llandoger Trow
Welsh Back landing station
This is Bristol’s second oldest pub which boasts a fantastic amount of atmosphere and history, as well as being architecturally fascinating. This pub is directly opposite the Old Duke (see above).
Toto Rothchilds Wine Bar
Redcliffe Back landing station
Toto Rothchilds Wine Bar is a classy venue for the more discerning party goer - in search of Cocktails and fun!
Pubs in Temple Meads...
The Knight's Templar
Temple Meads landing station
This is a Wetherspoons. Good for large parties in an open plan location. Outside seating on the square, great for large parties.
Pubs in and around Bathurst Basin...
The Golden Guinea
Bathurst Basin landing station
Expect a fully restored venue with an eclectic interior incorporating exposed wooden floorboards and reclaimed furniture. The pub has a relaxed and genuine pub feel when you enter through the front terrace. Downstairs there is a confortable lounge and lower rear terrace which has an extensive cover and heating for smokers.
Prince Street/ Bathurst Basin landing station
The Louisiana is a world-famous, independent, family-run, live music venue, bar and restaurant in the centre of Bristol. They also pride themselves on being one of the best sounding venues in the UK.
The Shakespeare Tavern
Arnolfini landing station
Up the steps and in past one of the grander frontages in Bristol, you will find a pretty and welcoming two-bar curio of a pub, popular among those who've sneaked out of the office for a lunchtime pint. Through to the rear is a second bar geared towards diners.