There is also no shortage of excellent pubs serving beer from a range of West Country breweries to more harder to find microbreweries in London and the north.
Bristol Beer Factory owns the Barley Mow along with the Tobacco Factory and the Grain Barge in Hotwells. Until recently, the Grain Barge, which is moored just across the River Avon from the SS Great Britain, was the brewery’s flagship pub but this has since been put up for sale. The Barley Mow, which used to serve just a selection of their beers, has been given a subtle facelift and is now operating as their flagship pub.
Located in the Dings, just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads, the pub, which dates from 1828, maintains the same traditional layout as before the refurbishment. The biggest change is to the bar, in particular behind the bar, where there is now a row of 10 keg taps. Along with the 8 hand pulls on the bar and the many fridges, they now boast one of the largest selections in the city.
The cask selection will always feature at least two or three beers from Bristol Beer Factory and you can also expect to find Arbor, Buxton, Thornbridge, Dark Star and Moor. The keg offerings are even more interesting and include beers such as Wild Beer Co, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Tempest, Harbour, De Molen and Magic Rock. Craft lagers and ciders are permanently available on keg.
A varied food menu is available with a choice of tapas, sandwiches, burgers and Sunday roasts. I’ve only sampled the scotch eggs but at £3 for a hot egg with a runny yolk (how they should be served!), it’s a bargain and tastes outstanding.
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39 Barton Road
Tel: 0117 930 4709
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