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Yard (formerly Colston Yard) (Butcombe)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bristol Beer Factory - IndependenceExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - AcerExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Bristol Ultimate StoutExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaExcellent1
Butcombe - Great Grey OwlGood1
Titanic - StoutGood1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Butcombe - Christmas StepsNot Tried0
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)Not Tried0
Butcombe - Old Vic Bristol PorterNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Josephine ButlerNot Tried0
Butcombe - HakaNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Yard (formerly Colston Yard), Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

01 Jun 2016 (Mick)
The place has had a makeover since I was last here. Not many in just before 5pm. Fish and chips excellent!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50ExcellentGood amber ale, hops backed up with malt.
Bristol Beer Factory - Independence4.60ExcellentVery nice American IPA, good hops but well balanced.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
17 Mar 2015 (Mick)
Very busy but managed to get a table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Stout4.50GoodNice but a bit lacking for a stout, a bit more body would be nice.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Josephine Butler4.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Haka4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2013 (Mick)
Busy tonight but room at the bar...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Great Grey Owl3.60GoodBadged as an APA, mmm no, not enough hops and to much malt.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)4.20Not Tried
12 Feb 2013 (Mick)
Quite early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Bristol Ultimate Stout7.30ExcellentDark almost overpowering stout, badged at 7.5 and it tasted it!
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Old Vic Bristol Porter4.70Not Tried
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)4.20Not Tried
16 Jan 2013 (Mick)
Friendly staff, quick service and good advice on the beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Acer3.80ExcellentGood bitter hop, no harshness, superb long finish.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Christmas Steps4.20Not Tried
Butcombe - Adam Henson's Rare Breed (superseded by 3.8% version - see separate entry)4.20Not Tried

About the Yard (formerly Colston Yard)

The pub sign. Yard (formerly Colston Yard), Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good2
Acceptable-
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Website.

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

Bright modern style pub with good comfortable seats. Colston Yard used to be the brewery tap for the Smiles Brewery but in December 2007 became a Butcombe venue. Relaunched as Yard in September 2014 with new furnishings and designs.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BS1 5BD

This pub was formally know as the Smiles Brewery Tap.