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Grain Barge (Bristol Beer Factory)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bristol Beer Factory - West Coast RedExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Pale Blue DotExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaGood1
Cotswold Spring - StunnerAcceptable1
Bristol Beer Factory - SunriseNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - AcerNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Not Tried0
Cotswold Spring - Codger (or Codrington Codger)Not Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - EnigmaNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Grain Barge, Bristol, Avon
Picture 2. Grain Barge, Bristol, Avon
Picture 3. Grain Barge, Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

23 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A late-lunchtime visit (although not for lunch) and a seat in the sun on the top deck.
Bristol Beer Factory - Pale Blue Dot4.40ExcellentA golden beer. Great, mellow hop combo of Galaxy and Cascade. Has a smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Top end of excellent.
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Not Tried
01 Jun 2016 (Mick)
First visit here, nice, friendly, food looked good.
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80GoodNice enough.
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Enigma4.40Not Tried
23 Apr 2015 (HSB)
12:00 Got a taxi from Temple Meads to start our crawl here. First ones in. Sat on the upper deck in the sun. Sadly none of their own beers were on.
Cotswold Spring - Stunner4.00AcceptableBarmaid had a bit of trouble pulling five pints. I wondered if the hard spile had been taken out. Overly frothy and a bit cloudy.
Cotswold Spring - Codger (or Codrington Codger)4.20Not Tried
04 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Great to be drinking a really good pint in lovely surroundings after five days on (generally) poor beer in Switzerland.
Bristol Beer Factory - West Coast Red5.00ExcellentDeep red/brown in colour. Smooth, sweetish and hoppy.
Bristol Beer Factory - Sunrise4.40Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Acer3.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Not Tried

About the Grain Barge

The pub sign. Grain Barge, Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bristol, Avon, BS8 4RU.

A pub in a boat moored in Bristol’s Floating Harbour, with good views of the SS Great Britain. As you might guess, this was once a grain barge, built in 1936 and converted to pub use in 2007. There are three decks, only the upper two of which are usually in use. On a sunny day, the open top deck is the place to be.

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

Map location

Postcode: BS8 4RU