Gloucester Road Ale House
99 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AT
As soon as we arrived outside Gloucester Road Ale House we were enamoured by the Tudor-style exterior making this historic venue stand out on bustling Gloucester Road. The downstairs pub area was buzzing, with after-work drinkers enjoying the amazing local ales on offer behind the bar. We were greeted by the friendly staff who helpfully guided us through the Wickwar ales available, as well as the wine list and large gin selection. This personal service carried on throughout our visit. The upstairs dining area was spacious yet felt intimate thanks to the soft lighting and cost atmosphere. My guest and I sat by the window where we perused the menu and admired the mix of quirky and traditional decor. The main menu changes daily and offers a selection of delicious options. Wherever possible, the produce has been sourced from local suppliers on Gloucester Road. To start we shared the fresh and juicy squid, and beetroot and halloumi salad with toasted pine nuts; the halloumi was crisp and perfectly seasoned. Our mains were equally impressive; my partner’s tender pork ribs came and coated in flavoursome five-spice and accompanied by refreshing Asian-style coleslaw. My Jerk chicken was also delicious, packed with flavour and served with heavenly avocado salsa. Next time we visit we’ll definitely try the mouth-watering burgers, followed by one of the delectable desserts.