Historic Bristol pub goes up for sale for less than £400k
It’s been selling beer since 1841
A Grade II-listed pub which first opened as a licensed premises in 1841 has been put up for sale - less than a year after it was listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2023.
The Robin Hood on St Michael’s Hill has been listed by agents Christie & Co with a guide price of £395,000. The pub is in a three-storey building which was initially a greengrocers before being turned into a pub some 182 years ago.
Due to its location near the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Infirmary, the pub has a loyal customer base of students and hospital workers. But it is also popular with locals - although those outside the area maybe unaware it is there.
And thanks to its use of local breweries, including its own Basement Brewery, the pub was included the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2023 where it joined just six other newly-listed pubs from the city. The guide noted the pub’s ‘lovely arched-window frontage’ and inside murals made by local artists.
In June, BristolWorld included the pub in its list of the 10 pubs that make up the steepest pub crawl in Bristol.
The sales listing from the property agents said the pub enjoyed an attractive open plan ground floor bar area, and had an upstairs function room and kitchen. The kitchen has previously hosted pop-up street food events, including from Salt Street and Wing’s Diner.
The listing continues: “There is potential to increase both food and drink revenue by increasing trading hours and using events such as quiz nights and film nights to extend the customer base. The pub has previously had a successful Sunday lunch trade which could be reinstated.”
The pub was owned by Wadworth before being purchased by landlord James Caddy in 2009, who used to visited the local as a student. Bristol World has asked for comment on the sale.