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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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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