The Grain Barge

Mardyke Wharf , Hotwell Road, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 4RU
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Sunday-Wednesday 10am-11pm
Thursday- Saturday 10am-11.30pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Grain Barge

Situated on a barge on the River Avon, The Grain Barge is a unique Bristol experience, named one of Britain's best pubs with a view. Serving pub classics along with new seasonal dishes, using fresh produce from our own Five Acre farm, a great breakfast menu and an extensive choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Fantastic Roasts on a Sunday. A great selection of local ales and ciders, along with some regional gins. Coffee from Clifton Coffee Roasters, we pride ourselves in using local suppliers and helping the community. We are also dog friendly.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Despite visiting on a busy Sunday lunchtime the staff were friendly and helpfull.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

I asked to put the heating on to two staff members, and they both said they would... but it wasn’t put on. Me and my friends were all cold, some of my friends even said they didn’t feel a difference when they stepped outside. The barge could be more cosier in the winter months.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Food was overcooked to the point of nearly spoilt The music was to loud spoilt the atmosphere Not a good experience

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Amazing service from George Thankyou so much x

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Always a great atmosphere and food always good.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

The family had a full cooked breakfast on the 28th December. Very disappointed, the breakfast was over cooked, stale toast, Cool or cold food. Only 1 piece of toast, no pot of tea, but a single mug of tea. No gluten free bread, sugar was difficult for the staff to find. Slow service. Overall, very very disappointed.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

We were really disappointed with our food, it just was not great quality and there wasn't any mayo or ketchup. No idea why the staff couldn't nip to a shop, its not like it's perishable! Not ideal when most of the group had chips. Also one waitress was great, and another was really quite bad.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

The staff on duty on Christmas Eve morning were excellent. A great venue for brunch.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Very friendly and welcoming

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Great ambience and good food. Would recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

We had a great time for our Christmas 'Do' on Friday evening. The food was fantastic and service was great. It was perfect for our company. Thank you to all staff! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Grain Barge.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Great place, friendly staff and delicious food

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Great atmosphere.. Good surroundings. Food was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

I booked the Grain barge for a work gathering. The staff were absolutely lovely. The food was excellent, everyone thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn’t fault a single thing. The atmosphere is relaxing and our waiter was such good fun. 100% would visit again!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Great venue and great service

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Lovely Christmas buffet, really good value. Friendly staff, good atmosphere and a stunning setting. Thanks Grain Barge!

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Great venue, fantastic staff. Food and drinks were also great, would recommend of a company event or personal party.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Superb, excellent curry and a quiz and a wonderful atmosphere. I loved it and I’ll certainly be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

I made the booking a few months ago,and was very pleased that we were all allocated the table I had requested.Service was very friendly and laid back.Food was to a high standard,and of course wonderful harbour views.Highly recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

A fantastic evening, lovely food, nice drinks. Barney was fantastic all evening! Completly looked after us! All of the staff are lovely and smiley. Thank you for a lovely evening

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Thank you so much for choosing Gran Barge. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and have passed your review onto the team. As a way of saying thank you for your review we would like to offer you free coffee when you book in brunch with us, off our new Brunch menu. If you would like to get in contact with us we will book this is for you. Kindest Regards, James General Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Visited On Monday, 09 December 2019

We may be a couple of “young” pensioners but the buzz on the Grain Barge was extraordinary . We had a lovely evening there celebrating my husband’s birthday.

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Thank you so much for choosing Gran Barge. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and have passed your review onto the team. As a way of saying thank you for your review we would like to offer you free coffee when you book in brunch with us, off our new Brunch menu. If you would like to get in contact with us we will book this is for you. Kindest Regards, James General Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

A disappointing experience saved to an extent by the waiter who tried very hard to help the situation. Booked for my wife's birthday and arrived on Sunday only to find that the only food was available was Roasts and not the regular menu which was the reason we booked. There was no indication on the web site that on Sunday = different menu so we were already disappointed by that. Then to add insult to injury....50-60% of the Roasts menu (and there were only 4 dishes) were already sold out by 6pm ......and 2 of the 3 (I think) desserts were not available The team did rustle up an alternative back from the main menu which was appreciated but overall was not anyway near expectation On top of that the place we were seated was in a draft and we ended up keeping our coats on most of the night All in all we had high hopes having passed the Grain Barge many times and thinking it would be great to go in.....sadly it feel way short of expectations and we won't be rushing back to eat. Shame as we wanted to like it.

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Thank you so much for choosing Gran Barge. I am disappointed to hear that you were underwhelmed by your experience. I have passed your review onto the senior team to ensure that we address the issues that you've raised. With regards to the website, although it does state that we do operate from a different menu on a Sunday I have asked the marketing team to look into making it more visible. I would like to invite you back for a meal on us to show you how we normally operate, and the levels of service we usually expect. As a growing business, we have to ensure we are catering to our demand and we continuously monitor par levels to minimize the risk of this happening. If you would like to get in contact with us we will book this is for you. Kindest Regards, James General Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Food was nice and came really quickly.

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Thank you so much for choosing Gran Barge. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and have passed your review onto the team. As a way of saying thank you for your review we would like to offer you free coffee when you book in brunch with us, off our new Brunch menu. If you would like to get in contact with us we will book this is for you. Kindest Regards, James General Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Really friendly service and really nice Sunday lunch

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Thank you so much for choosing Gran Barge. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and have passed your review onto the team. As a way of saying thank you for your review we would like to offer you free coffee when you book in brunch with us, off our new Brunch menu. If you would like to get in contact with us we will book this is for you. Kindest Regards, James General Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

There were some issues with the sunday roast we ordered (several of the vegi roasts were cold and the pork was very dry and tough). The quality of food has definitely gone down since i was last here. However, the service from the waitering staff was fantastic and they were very quick to address problems where they could. There would probably have to be some changes before i came back for food again, but in all other respects good.

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Thank you so much for choosing Gran Barge. I am disappointed to hear that you left underwhelmed and have passed your review onto the team. I would like to invite you back for a meal on us to show you how we normally operate, and the levels of service we usually expect. If you would like to get in contact with us we will book this is for you. Kindest Regards, James General Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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