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The Gloucester Old Spot


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Blending the hip and the wholesome – a vibrant British pub where everyone is made to feel like a local. Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character, and quirky charm, The Old Spot is an independently owned pub just a stone’s throw away from Bristol’s famously independent Gloucester Road. The Old Spot is the perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a lazy brunch, relaxed lunch, indulgent dinner, sumptuous Sunday roast, or social eats and treats with friends and family, The Old Spot offers an enticing range of flavoursome dishes incorporating classic British ingredients with a creative twist.
US$6 - US$17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent venue and choice of food - staff so welcoming and personal - we had breakfast which was very nice. Freshly cooked. Nice and clean and bright - going back again - highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank andycB3396BV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today I ordered a Fish Finger sandwich which was very disappointing. It came in a large door step of white bread (as described on the menu) so that wasn't a surprise but there was far more bread than the filling justified. Actually there was far...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the most welcoming dog friendly place for me and my dog Hope. Such amazing, delightful staff. Hope has made some friends for life. Many thanks to all the staff and management. Especially Martha (Hope made he take her shoes off). Xx

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wolfie335
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a fabulous Sunday lunch here. The food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Good priced menu. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EnglandLCV
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Their rear is partially covered, but the rest has artificial grass. And a fantastic play area. The venue is great for kids food is well cooked and priced Parking is good and a park just down the road

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 38sanjayp
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

The best thing about the meal was the waiter. I think his name was Buddie? He was very helpful and pleasant. My turkey was ok I guess but nothing to write home about. My wife had the vege option and wasn't at all impressed. One...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank TheMoj
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous pub, cosy and welcoming. Has both a table service restaurant part and non-table service area, both of which are lovely. Fab staff, quick service and a lovely atmosphere created. To top everything off the food I had was amazing. Fabulous flavours, perfect portion...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Great place to hang out any part of the day. Good selection of drinks and great food. This is "my" local and I have been going to this place for decades. The current ambiance is the best I have experienced. If you haven't been there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KellawayAve
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I've been here twice, once for Saturday lunch and the other for Sunday roast. Both meals were delicious but the roast lamb and all the trimmings was THE BEST roast I've ever tasted! I came with my family (table of 12) and everyone agreed. Great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sophiebella1990
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

I’m not being funny, but that roast dinner was out of this world. I’ve never quite eaten anything like it. The boss was called Amy was as delicious as the meal. Seriously if I lived in Bristol I’d marry Amy and then just sit in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 39jimmyc
GlosOldSpotBristol, Owner at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hi Jimmy, What a great review, thank you. Check out our facebook page - The Gloucester Old Spot - Bristol, where almost 300 people agree that this might be the best review ever. Next time you're in Bristol pop up for a drink, I can't...More

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26 August 2018|
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Response from Dian W | Reviewed this property |
No car park but we have always managed to park in the street close by
23 March 2018|
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes,pleased to say you can.
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Response from Tony H | Reviewed this property |
Premier Inn Bristol Filton is not only fairly close to the Gloucester Old Spot (10 mins by car), it's also on your way back towards the M4. There's also a Travelodge a bit further up the road from the Premier Inn, and if... More
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