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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. All accompanied by our exceptional range of cask ales, fine wines, and artisan spirits with an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions. The Old Spot’s best kept secret is the huge enclosed colourful beer garden, complete with castle for the little ones to play in. This gorgeous fami
PRICE RANGE
US$6-US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub
FEATURES
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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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GlosOldSpotBristol, Owner at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic Sunday lunch; food was delicious and service excellent. Gets very busy so early booking is recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Smogsy
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I can highly recommend this pub, I went with a family group including 3 children for a Sunday lunch and we were all very impressed. This pub is very child friendly and caters well with children's portions. The staff are very helpful and the atmosphere...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Di P
GlosOldSpotBristol, General Manager at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Di P, Thanks for the lovely review! Hopefully we'll see you back again soon! Thanks Katie.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch to break up a very long drive and it was perfect. We walked in to the busy and buzzing pub and we were greeted by the very attentive staff. Took a seat in the bar area and ordered our food and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q5027FEcarlb
GlosOldSpotBristol, Owner at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Carl B, Thanks so much for a cracking review. Next time you're in Bristol be sure to pop in and see us.

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A truly lovely place. Great staff, service and food. Only down-side; thought it was a bit steep to charge an additional £1.50 to replace skin-on fries for sweet potato ones, including the kids’ options. But, they were great fries!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BusyMumH
GlosOldSpotBristol, Owner at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks BusyMumH, so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Sweet potato fries are more expensive than regular ones so we do have to charge more, good job they're so tasty. See you soon Amy

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I would like to thank the staff and chef for pandering to my needs. I had the most amazing hallumi and mushroom dish last night. We all enjoyed the ambiance and friendship we received on our evening out in Bristol. Thank you for your kindness....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lizziewm
GlosOldSpotBristol, Owner at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for the review Lizziewm. We always endeavour to try and make sure every customer leaves super happy so I'm really pleased that you loved it so much. See you soon Amy

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I regularly visit here with my 3 year old and our friends for a midweek lunch. The staff are really friendly and the food is really tasty, including the great kids menu. The AstroTurf garden is perfect for those British spring/summers where you never know...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank littlenutters
GlosOldSpotBristol, Owner at The Gloucester Old Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi littlenutters, We've tried so hard to create the perfect place for families to feel comfortable, welcome and relaxed. I'm glad you love it so much. See you again soon Amy

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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
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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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