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The Sidings (formerly Reckless Engineer) (Punch Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Otter - BitterGood1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Good1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking RudolphNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Sidings (formerly Reckless Engineer), Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

13 Dec 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last port of call. Packed to the Sally Gunnells with a rock band playing. Fast service despite the amassed throng.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00GoodGravity dispense from cask at back ot the bar
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried
17 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 2220 hours. Lights off, doors bolted when the City is buzzin' with St Patrick's Day - doesn't make sense.
11 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Caught my eye on way back to railway station and a most unlikely looking venue for real ale yet found it on sale through gravity stillages behind the bar. Friendly bar staff.
Otter - Bitter3.60Good
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried

About The Sidings (formerly Reckless Engineer)

The pub sign. The Sidings (formerly Reckless Engineer), Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Located in Temple Gate immediately visible at the end of the Temple Meads railway station approach road. Previously called Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Large open venue renowned for live music sessions. Has 6 handpumps but for show only with real ales sold off 4 gravity stillages at the back of the bar. Raised oche area for darts. Re-opened as The Sidings in August 2017 as The Sidings with a new feel.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 2 different beers and tried 1 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BS1 6PL