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The Three Tuns (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - Tasmanian DevilExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Triple Hop Series #7 Excellent1
Alechemy - AcademicExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Excellent1
Moor - RevivalExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Half-Day IPAExcellent1
Loose Cannon - Dark AllianceExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Mild WestExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaExcellent1
Moor - JJJ IPAExcellent1
Odyssey - Rarities Mo' Mo'Excellent1
Arbor Ales - Hunny BeerExcellent1
Arbor Ales - HoploaderGood1
Arbor Ales - Brigstow BitterGood1
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - MotuekaGood1
Arbor Ales - Breakfast StoutGood1
Arbor Ales - Hoptical DelusionGood2
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - MotuekaGood1
Arbor Ales - Bock StarGood1
Arbor Ales - Down Deeper Double IPANot Tried0
Milton - PegasusNot Tried0
Milton - NeroNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - TeleporterNot Tried0
Loose Cannon - Dark HorseNot Tried0
Mordue - X2Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Triple HopNot Tried0
XT Brewing - XT15 English IPANot Tried0
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - ArtisanNot Tried0
Saltaire - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Gloucester - GalaxyNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Baby Animal Dark StoutNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Yakima ValleyNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPANot Tried0
Saltaire - Elderflower BlondeNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - LimelightNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Tapstone - Sea Monster Not Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - JR Best BitterNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Vienna Rye PaleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Summer PorterNot Tried0
Black Flag - EldoradoNot Tried0
Abbey Ales - BellringerNot Tried0
Beerd (experimental side of Bath) - GambitNot Tried0
Moor - Nor'HopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Three Tuns, Bristol, Avon
Picture 2. The Three Tuns, Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

01 Jun 2016 (Mick)
Busier here. Nice pub.
Arbor Ales - Hoploader4.00GoodNice session IPA
Arbor Ales - Limelight4.50Not Tried
Tapstone - Sea Monster 4.20Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Vienna Rye Pale3.70Not Tried
Black Flag - Eldorado4.90Not Tried
Beerd (experimental side of Bath) - Gambit5.50Not Tried
23 Apr 2015 (HSB)
14:00 Fourth stop. Not very busy. Cellar Manager was serving and he told us that he is going to do some brewing with the Odyssey brewery. CAMRA discount was offered without asking. The pub is no longer tied to Arbor Ales.
Odyssey - Rarities Mo' Mo'4.00ExcellentBlend of mosaic and motueka hops
Arbor Ales - Artisan4.80Not Tried
Gloucester - Galaxy5.20Not Tried
XT Brewing - Baby Animal Dark Stout4.90Not TriedProduced on their new nano-brewery
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPA3.90Not Tried
17 Mar 2015 (Mick)
Two years or more since I have been here. No change thank goodness and the beer is still superb.
Arbor Ales - Half-Day IPA5.20ExcellentGood American style IPA. Full bodied for the type.
Loose Cannon - Dark Alliance4.70ExcellentCoffee stout which I really enjoy occasionally and this is as good as any I have tried.
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - Motueka4.00GoodNice session hoppy ale.
Loose Cannon - Dark Horse4.30Not Tried
Mordue - X24.70Not Tried
XT Brewing - XT15 English IPA4.50Not TriedSuper hoppy English IPA. Soooo drinkable.
26 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon and there is a steady flow of custom, including a number of friends down from east London for football tonight at Ashton Gate.
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80ExcellentGolden. Light malt and zesty hops.
Arbor Ales - Tasmanian Devil4.60ExcellentFull-bodied amber beer with hops.
Alechemy - Academic4.40ExcellentLightly-smoked porter, with complex coffee, chocolate, winey and fruity tastes.
Milton - Pegasus4.10Not Tried
Milton - Nero5.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Teleporter5.00Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
27 Sep 2013 (Andrew)
After work crowd in. Nice feel to the pub. Solid wood furniture and old wooden floor.
Arbor Ales - Breakfast Stout7.40GoodA mental beer. Heavy chocolate and coffee. Lots of alcohol.
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - Motueka3.80GoodPale gold. Mellow and warming in the mouth in a kind of alcoholic mellon and honey way
Abbey Ales - Bellringer4.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Brigstow Bitter4.30Not Tried
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Down Deeper Double IPA10.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Summer Porter5.00Not Tried
30 Jul 2013 (Mick)
Empty apart from me.Cool and quiet after a busy day driving and working. Trying a bit of real time visit reporting with the new tablet.
Arbor Ales - Hoptical Delusion3.80GoodGood condition but a bit lacklustre on the hops. Wish I had had the Dark Star.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - JR Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Summer Porter5.00Not Tried
04 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon on a working day, but there are plenty of beer-spotters here, including a group up from Cardiff for a session. CAMRA discount claimed. This pub is owned by Arbor Brewery, rather than, strictly speaking, being a freehouse.
Moor - JJJ IPA9.00ExcellentAvailable here on keg dispense. Amber in colour. Hazy, verging on cloudy – presumably unfined and unfiltered. Has huge, fruity, hop flavours, backed by serious alcohol. Great. Very much like some US West Coast hop monsters.
Arbor Ales - Triple Hop Series #7 4.00ExcellentAmber in colour. More hops in this pint than in all the beer that I drank in five days whilst away on holiday abroad put together. Showcases Cascade, Centennial and Columbus hops.
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40ExcellentAmber in colour. A good, balanced bitter.
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Dark Matter3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Yakima Valley7.00Not Tried
Saltaire - Elderflower Blonde4.00Not Tried
12 Feb 2013 (Mick)
I like this pub, it's all about the beer, no TV , no music, just good beer.
Moor - Revival3.80ExcellentExcellent hoppy pale bitter, citrus notes and a long finish.
Arbor Ales - Brigstow Bitter4.30GoodNice average bitter.
Arbor Ales - Hoptical Delusion3.80GoodNice, but expecting a bit more hop.
Arbor Ales - Bock Star6.40GoodNice pale strong ale
Arbor Ales - Triple Hop4.00Not TriedRan out as my pint was pulled.
12 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Disaster, no mild! Settled for a honey beer as the closest alternative.
Arbor Ales - Hunny Beer4.20ExcellentAmber with a smooth and full bodied honey flavour with the characteristic Arbor hoppiness. My score 16/20.
14 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Just a few locals in on a Saturday afternoon.
Arbor Ales - Mild West3.60ExcellentClassic black mild with sweet malty toffee notes with some roastiness. Full on smooth flavour and a sweetish, malty finish. My score 17/20.

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About The Three Tuns

The pub sign. The Three Tuns, Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bristol, Avon, BS1 5UR.

Recently revitalised pub in St George's Road, with the arrival of an experienced landlord. Real ale is now centre stage and includes local brews as well as national brands. 7 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BS1 5UR