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Gryphon (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Durham - John DuckGood1
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Flat Rib MildGood1
Otter - Otter MildGood1
Potbelly - Old BarstewardGood1
Bath Ales - BarnstormerNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Papadam CyclopsNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Ducktor WhoNot Tried0
Eastwood & Sanders - Elland BackNot Tried0
Exmoor - BeastNot Tried0
Hexhamshire - Devil's WaterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - The Full NelsonNot Tried0
Picture 1. Gryphon, Bristol, Avon
Picture 2. Gryphon, Bristol, Avon
Picture 3. Gryphon, Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

26 Sep 2013 (Andrew)
Friendly, dark and loud. A metal music and real ale heaven. At some point they played some speed hillbilly music. I like the place.
Durham - John Duck3.80GoodPale gold. Light body with a hint of rye or something
Tiny Rebel - The Full Nelson4.80Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Papadam Cyclops6.20Not Tried
04 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet in the early evening (quiet in terms of customers that is, not in volume of music). Relative calm in back bar. Specialises in dark beers. CAMRA discount claimed.
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Flat Rib Mild3.60GoodBlack in colour and flat in condition. Decent enough flavour showing through though, with roast barley tastes.
Eastwood & Sanders - Elland Back4.60Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Ducktor Who4.50Not Tried
12 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Full marks to this pub for carrying a mild in May, CAMRA discount too. Friendly welcome despite the rather forbearing loud metal music.
Otter - Otter Mild3.80GoodRuby/brown with a bittersweet malty character. Some hop in the finish which is quite dry. My score 15/20.
05 Mar 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
A beer festival was in progress when I called in. Seem to be making an effort with real ale. Good music selection for lovers of Rock and Metal music.
Potbelly - Old Barsteward4.50GoodA fairly sweet and fruity copper coloured beer. The finish is more dry and bitter. My score 15/20.
Hexhamshire - Devil's Water4.20Not Tried
Bath Ales - Barnstormer4.50Not Tried
Exmoor - Beast6.60Not Tried

About the Gryphon

The pub sign. Gryphon, Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Wedge shaped pub in the Colston Hall complex. It has recently reopened as a Rock and Metal pub but with around three real ales on handpump.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BS1 5AP