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Hope & Anchor

#511 of 1,253 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
+44 117 929 2987
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a local favourite, and still is when I can be bothered to wander down Jacobs wells road. Lovely little pub and from what I can tell has recently been taken over again. Always a friendly atmosphere and great Gin selection, also always good for a spot for lunch. Close to the harbour (good for walking off... More 

Thank Nutty26
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with two friends using a wriggle deal. We all had beef burgers. The meat was like dog food and served in a buttered bun with some lettuce, undercooked chips and something they called coleslaw but it definitely wasn't. It was disgusting and inedible. We couldn't believe it was possible to get a burger that wrong. Drinks-wise they had... More 

Thank Spoon-Gnome
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Packet Quorn fillets, soggy roast potatoes, cabbage and broccoli had been cooked for hours. Tasteless waste of money. The beer's good and the staff are friendly but food like this shouldn't be served up.

Thank Adam M
Level Contributor
53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's changed hands! we been a couple of time in the past for Sunday lunch. One of our friends really wanted to go back we were all impressed before with the roasts. But now the veg is minimal and tasted strange not great stuffing was tiny around a 1cm square the food has gone down hill and left us all... More 

Thank Hellie B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I had a voucher on Wriggle, so me and two friends went for an evening roast dinner. I'm guessing it was what was left over from the Sunday lunch but it really didn't matter as we paid very little with the voucher. It meant we got three meats, all the vegetables and other trimmings in one huge yorkshire pudding (which... More 

Thank georginadadswell
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The 6th pub on our list for tonight and not a disappointment. Excellent selection of beer. I had a pint of Mumbles, very good but by now I'm past caring who e brewer is. cheesy chips to soak up some of the alcohol. brilliant 😄

Thank Philip47
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Although this isn't my local I wish it was. The staff are friendly, the beer choice and taste is excellent and the food is quality too. In addition it has even when busy a laid back, relaxed and welcoming ambience. There is a beer garden out the back that creates a haven from the bustling world outside where you can... More 

Thank fatbloke60
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, really enjoyed our dinner. Great portions, lovely atmosphere...top marks all round. Well done.

Thank stell g
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Last minute booking for Sunday lunch. Glad we got in. Food pretty good although veggies a little undercooked and cauliflower cheese a bit watery. In general though, no complaints from our party of 5. Choice of beer was really good as were the house wines. Staff friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return.

Thank Nicki S
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Booked in advance and pre ordered beef roast and the vegetarian option. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The roast had come recommended so was looking forward to it as looking for somewhere for a work do ( we have a few vegans and vegetarians ) however I was really disappointed. The vegetarian roast consisted of cabbage, carrots, leeks and a... More 

Thank jemma t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 2987
Traditional pub, bridging the gap between Hotwells and Clifton. Nothing fancy, but a good place to grab a burger and a pint.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?