The Pump House

Merchants Rd, Hotwells, United Kingdom, BS8 4PZ
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Opening Information

Kitchen opening hours:
Mon - Sat 12-3pm, 6-9pm
Sun - 12-6pm
We open our doors at 11am for drinks

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Dining
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Event Space

About The Pump House

The food style is predominantly British, taking inspiration from classic dishes and modern cooking techniques.
Everything is prepared on site, locally sources where possible and plants, that are foraged by our chefs.
Our a la carte and tasting menus evolve with the seasons and utilise the very best of the diverse ingredients the West Country has to offer.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

We recently had our works Christmas party at the Pump House (for about 85 people) and it was a really fun evening. The staff were amazingly friendly, flexible and accommodating and really added to the night's enjoyment. It was all also really good value for money and the setting was beautifully decorated. Overall a great night and can't recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Fantastic meal with very friendly staff. Pretty much perfect Sunday Lunch.

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Visited On Monday, 02 December 2019

Excellent service and food as reliable as ever.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Lovely evening and we really enjoyed the choice of gins.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Thanks for a great evening as always food and service as always excellent , the polish lady who served us was lovely and helped to make it a lovely evening .Rob

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Great Saturday lunch with friends in the bar area, we could not fault the service or quality of the food, thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Great service, great food.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Friendly pub with good food and drink options

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

The lack of other customers contributed to a very quiet atmosphere, but the service was excellent. Both members of staff who dealt with us were very pleasant, particularly the woman who finished at 9pm; she was very welcoming. The menu was varied and the food of very good quality at a reasonable price.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Birthday Lunch The mussels to start were delicious and an extremely generous portion which went down a storm.The Pork Belly was perfection along with the beautifully cooked vegetables. We just had to add the sticky toffee pudding so that we couldn’t move. A very lovely Sunday lunch we will most definitely be back. Our waitress was attentive and engaging to talk to, thank you.We couldn’t ask for a happier lunch experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Wonderful staff! Above and beyond! Puts London pubs to shame!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Slow service and there was no lamb. Not great. The bar service was also very slow. We wanted a table for 1.00 pm and were told that 1.45 was the earliest. When we got taken to the upstairs dining area there was only 1 other table in use. Didn't make sense. Food was OK, but we won't be rushing back.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

We have had some excellent meals at the Pump House - as a couple and in a bigger family group. The menu is always interesting and well executed on the plate. My hake with mussels and grain in an onion broth was superb. The service is equally good and care was taken to provide for all in our group - from a young baby to an elderly great granny and including special dietary needs. We love to follow our meal with a wander along the river - perfect. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 October 2019

Excellent venue, superb management team and great gin! We were well looked after and would definitely book again. Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Fabulous food, will certainly return soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Superb service, fantastic setting

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Very pleasant lunch, nice atmosphere with good food & beer. Timely service.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

So helpful in arranging our party.... and everything was perfect ...we had a wonderful evening in such a friendly pub and felt so welcome oh and the food was delicious ... definitely be back again ... we all will x

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Food was amazing, service was friendly and informative, it's a little on expensive side but the portions are huge! We did wait a little longer than I would have expected but that would be my only complaint but I know you were under staffed on the day.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

The staff and standard of catering is excellent. We were quite a large group who visited on a very busy Bank holiday weekend, but still we had plenty of attention. Big thank you to the staff

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

A real enthusiasm for local ingredients is coupled with excellent kitchen skills, but as a venue it has a few negatives. It's a shame the atmosphere is so noisy, but it's very much a pub, so not a venue for a romantic dinner. The serious attitude to high standards of cuisine is let down by (a) poor training of junior staff (b) smelly, dirty toilets, and (c) a total lack of ambience. However in most other respects this is a good restaurant with a menu, kitchen and wine list that justifies its two rosettes. Prices are on the high side considering the type of establishment, but justified once you see the quality of the dishes. The manager/owner(?) is particularly entertaining, knowledgeable and informative, with an evident passion for his art and a willingness to explain every ingredient and it's very local origin. Recommended, as long as you don't want a quiet candle lit dinner!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Looked after us really well at a birthday lunch. Lovely food and good choices for wine and beer. One of our favourites!

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Lovely fish and chips, great atmosphere and a nice ale or 2!

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

We had the tasting menu - excellent quality and value. Would definitely come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Lovely and attentive staff, great food and my husband's 30th was thoroughly acknowledged and celebrated by the staff which was wonderful!

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