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8 of the best ‘hidden gem’ Bristol pubs

From a pirates’ haunt to a cider house close to the shipyards, some of the city’s best pubs are tucked away but worth the detour

Bristol is well known as a city with a thriving food and drink scene, whether it’s posh restaurants, trendy bars or cosy local pubs.

Although many of these venues are located centrally and easy to find, there are plenty of ‘hidden gems’ dotted around the city.

Whether it’s a Redcliffe boozer that was once frequented by sailors or pirates, or a cider house squirrelled away among the shipyards of Spike Island, there are plenty of traditional pubs with a timeless look.

Here are eight of the best tucked away Bristol pubs, to be enjoyed individually or, perhaps, as the ultimate pub crawl.

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