Located on the historic King Street in Bristol’s Old City, the pub has a rich history along with practically every other building on the cobbled street. The Grade-II Listed building dates back to 1665 although it was refaced in the 18th Century. According to Bristol Lost Pubs, there has been a pub on the site since at least 1861 when it was called the Royal Naval Volunteer.
The Scarlett Pub Company took over the pub in December 2012 and closed it for a 7 month long refurbishment. Having never visited the pub before I’m not sure what the pub used to look like but I’m presuming that the main focus of the refurbishment was to modernise the interior whilst still retaining original features. The
With so many new pubs trying to outdo each other with beers from US and European breweries, it’s refreshing to see a pub focusing purely on UK beer and cider. The pub features an ever-changing wide selection of keg and cask beers from Tiny Rebel, Kernel, Magic Rock, Wild Beer Co., Tempest, Siren, Williams Bros, Moor. Unfortunately, the prices are very much aligned with what you would expect to pay in London with the cheapest pint of cask beer starting at £3.75.
More Photos of the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street
Tel: 07960 187944
Ads by Google