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Kings Head (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moorhouse's - White WitchExcellent1
Sharp's - Doom BarExcellent1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Excellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent3
Otter - AmberGood1
Butcombe - GoldGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PridePoor1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Golden SheepNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Kings Head, Bristol, Avon
Picture 2. Kings Head, Bristol, Avon
Picture 3. Kings Head, Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

07 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Scotland international football dominated on the TV at one end.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedAcknowedged as sold out but clip not turned round!
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
23 Apr 2015 (HSB)
16:20 Busy outside, less so in the front bar. One other group in the tramcar. On our tour today as has a fabulous interior and also because I wanted to check, and edit, the description on the CAMRA Heritage website.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Amber4.00Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.90Not Tried
17 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. In such traditional surroundings always think the beer range here disappoints with there being so many local micro-breweries that could provide the liquid victuals. Sat in Tramcar Bar for first time and admired the very fibrous looking maroon cushions.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Second visit partly to elucidate the pub on how nearby The Cornubia actually was - just round the corner 150 yards away.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00ExcellentQuick half to wash the London Pride away
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10PoorHorrible. No head, flat with lack of condition and strange taste and finished without much enthusiasm. Told barman but it was left on sale.
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Not really in my plan but passed it on my search for The Cornubia so had to enter. Asking for directions failed as no one in had heard of said Cornubia!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00ExcellentGood bitter
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
23 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
A balmy evening visit at 2110 hours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00ExcellentSaw this selling well so tempted to try it. Too malty for me as I knew it would be but whatever ........
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20ExcellentA great mix of bitterness and pronounced sweetness
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
23 Oct 2010 (ChrisE)
I had intended to visit the Cornubia, but it did not open until 18:00 so I came here instead. I sat in the snug and enjoyed a pint in peace and quiet before catching my train home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Gold4.40GoodSlightly too sweet for my taste.

About the Kings Head

The pub sign. Kings Head, Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Bristol, Avon, BS1 6DE.

Unspoilt 15th Century pub very convenient for Temple Meads railway station. There is a long narrow bar area which extends to the rear to the head high partitioned Tramcar Bar area with facing bench seats, with the toilets beyond this at the very back. In CAMRA's National Inventory of Unspoilt Interiors. Once an oasis for Courage Bitter Ale when that was as rare as hens' teeth, even in Bristol. 5 handpumps on the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BS1 6DE