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The Blue Bowl

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178 High Street, Hanham BS15 3HJ, England
+44 117 961 8836
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12:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered a gammon steak with chips peas etc what ever comes with gammon. Gammon tasted like they had poured a whole tub of salt over it. Chips were cold and the veg was even colder. Made a complaint to a staff member who was very rude and said there was nothing they could do. Worst food pub iv EVER been... More 

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1 Thank Jason Lee S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Back again, well it is my local Sizzler. Went with wife and granddaughter for lunch. Meals all good and staff much more efficient and polite. School holidays so only £1 for the child`s meal and also got our 20% off the food and drinks total with the A.A Membership making it a better bargain. Much improved, well done The Blue... More 

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Thank ab1112014
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the Blue Bowl on several occasions, we get a good deal on food and there is plenty of it. Saturday evening was no exception. Had our food order taken by Luke (I think that was his name, blue hair!) He was friendly and attentive to our needs and we enjoyed our meal. This is a good place... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We needed to kill an hour so decided we would pop into the Blue Bowl as we had been in there quite a few years ago and it was quite good. Had a look at the menu online and all looked promising. We found a ( sticky table ) and I went off to get drinks. For a good 7... More 

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Thank Spencer C
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

sizzling was laughable an the onions where boiled , chips looked and tasted like they had been taken off a left over meal from earlier , service was very poor from the bar and the food service very poor , all staff need customer service training , even blowin there noses and running there hands through there hair , no... More 

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1 Thank 496Matt
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I've been there so many times for dinner with my bf and this is my favourite place with a good food and deserts. What I don't like is dirty and sticky tables there and dinner menu also. I recommended

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Thank Ing. Klaudia J
General Manager A, Manager at The Blue Bowl, responded to this review

thank you for your rating i will make sure I pass these comments to my team and make more of a effort to ensure all tables and menus are checked More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Absolutely awful. Fried egg totally over cooked, grilled tomato not even grilled, asked for Americano coffee and was told the filter coffee was same thing?? As I paid extra for americano I expected americano. Service appalling. Waitress couldn't be bothered. Made a complete mess of the order so I ended up with no breakie. So for three very small breakfasts,... More 

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1 Thank derekmurphy4
General Manager A, Manager at The Blue Bowl, responded to this review

I apologise for your recent visit please contact the manager anthony nicholson on bluebowlbristol@sizzlingpubs.co.uk so I can rectify this poor visit you received More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Thought I would give this place a try out, after being recommended by some friends. I booked a table on 9/2 for 1-30pm Sat.11/2017, for a table of 4 people. Only to find that nothing had been booked! Ordered some drinks, my husband was pleased that they had Doombar on Tap, only to find out as she pulled the pint,... More 

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1 Thank bishbash60
General Manager A, Manager at The Blue Bowl, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your recent visit please contact the manager anthony nicholson at bluebowlbristol@sizzlingpubs.co.uk so I can rectify More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have been living in the area for 4 years and have often thought of giving the BB a try. On Friday we finally did. Fairly busy and we found a table that still had to be cleared. The empty glasses were cleared but the table was never wiped down. It needed wiping. All the bar staff were helpful and... More 

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Thank Dave S
BluebowlHanham, Bar Staff at The Blue Bowl, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Dave S, I'm glad your experience with our staff was so positive. I apologise for your table not being wiped, your input is valued as we are always seeking to improve our service. Hope to see you again! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Every time we have visited we have received the same welcome by the staff. Able to select own table and time. Very well looked after. Nothing too much trouble as when we visit as a party everyones needs taken into consideration. Adults ,children love it. very quick service. Congratulations to the staff and Chef.

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General Manager A, Manager at The Blue Bowl, responded to this review

thank you for your rating More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 High Street, Hanham BS15 3HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Hanham
  • Phone Number: +44 117 961 8836
Description
The Blue Bowl is a family friendly business. We offer delicious meals at very competitive prices. Car park is situated at the rear of the building, we offer a spacious outdoor seating area with comfortable seating. Inside we have ample seating & a children's play area. Reservations of any size welcome, please contact us.

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