10 ‘time capsule’ boozers in the Bristol area that would make the perfect historic pub crawl

It’s just a shame that two of them are currently closed

Fancy a bit of history while enjoying your pint? Look no further than this list of ‘historic pub interiors’ boozers published by CAMRA. Compiled with different ratings of importance, this interesting list will ensure you have more to chew on than your packet of pork scratchings.

In the Bristol region, 10 pubs are in the list, including two which are currently closed; The Palace in St Philips (also known as the Gin Palace) and The Ship Inn in Keynsham which shut earlier this year.

But despite the closures, eight remain open to visit, and most are within walking distance of each other to make an fascinating pub crawl. The pub interiors are graded into three categories, from ‘exceptional’ to ‘special’ for national historic importance.

They have been picked due to their layout, historic fittings and exceptional rooms and features. Look out for the Captain’s Cabin at the Nova Scotia and the tramcar at the Kings Head.

So have a scroll down through the pubs - and let us know what you think of each one, or if CAMRA is missing a particular pub. Email [email protected]