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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Located inside a former pumping station, The Pump House boasts an enviable waterside location where the city docks meet the River Avon. The warm and welcoming interior is divided into a spacious bar and informal dining area, and an elegant upstairs restaurant. Chef and proprietor Toby Gritten, former head chef at Bell's Diner and The Albion in Clifton Village, is in charge of the frequently changing menu which features classic British dishes with a European influence. Everything is prepared on site using top quality ingredients like fish and seafood delivered daily from the coast and meat sourced locally wherever possible. The Pump House also offers an extensive wine and champagne list, as well
US$14 - US$62
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked for lunch on Sunday for the family. Initially told that they were only serving a reduced menu with a few mains, for reasons unexplained. Left out in the rain while the staff let tables in very slowly, one at a time. Eventually let in...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for dinner and had the most delicious meal, highly recommend the fried chicken and choc mousse! The food was complimented by all the lovely staff who are so welcoming and friendly, especially the manager.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our visit here - staff super efficient and friendly. Menu offered a great selection and our choices didn’t disappoint. Great location and good food/drinks - def come back when we are in Bristol again

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bristol last weekend with a group of friends and booked the Pumphouse for our Saturday dinner. We were sitting outside under cover which looked pretty and had a cosy feel. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. It...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Pump House on our first opportunity since the covid pandemic to meet in a pub and sit inside. Fortunately, when we arrived the weather was good enough for us to sit outside in the large...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021

Would highly recommend! Gorgeous pub and grub. huge huge shoutout to Mims- absolute superstar. Hope you received our little drawing. I'm awaiting your facebook request!! HaHa. Made sure to keep us happy every step of the way- a gem! Sending a million bux your way...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 May 2021 via mobile

* written during pandemic when unable to eat inside* Very polite friendly staff on the phone when booking. We'd booked an undercover table due to rain being forecast but when we arrived it'd improved and they were happy to seat us in the sunshine. Due...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 April 2021

Super friendly staff and a lovely way to be welcomed back into pubs/restaurants! We waited a short while to be seated (as we had not booked), were quickly acknowledged by staff and given a table ASAP. We went for drinks but the menu ended up...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

Fantastic service on a spur of the moment walk. Helpful staff with a great location in the sun. The burgers ordered were of the highest quality and filled us up perfectly. Would highly recommend and will be back for sure to try more of the...More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021

After a walk round the harbour we fancied a coffee so put on masks and went in..it was empty so we walked from the door to the counter only to be asked to walk round the one way system.. okay back to the door, round...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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20 November 2016|
Response from PumpHouseBristol | Property representative |
Hello, Please email us with your booking inquiry and our events team will organise everything for you. Thanks General Manager
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Response from RobininBRISTOL | Reviewed this property |
Just checked up and indeed - FSA did rate at zero in March.
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Response from Sodburycoffeebean | Reviewed this property |
You can find details of food hygiene ratings and what contributes to the rating on the website Scoresonthedoors The Food Standards Agency website lists the overall score for a food business, but doesn't break it down to its... More
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The Pump House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4