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The Beer Emporium - Bristol

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Great bar

Found this delight recently Enter via steep stairs (lift available) to the cellar bar where you... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
cranleigh surrey
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Great beers

Love this place and its partnership with Pepe Nero - one of our “go to” venues when out in Bristol... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF, England
+44 117 379 0333
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All reviews selection of beers king street vaulted basement cellar bar comfy sofas brilliant place great night ales lager
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Found this delight recently Enter via steep stairs (lift available) to the cellar bar where you are greeted with a massive selection of fine ales & lagers Staff very knowledgeable Great ambience A brilliant place to kill a couple of hours in the great city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheBurgerReviewer
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This cavern prides itself on interesting beer stock , but it really doesn't delver on a few other fundamentals . The pizzas are bragged about but came out plain and overpriced , much better can be had elsewhere . In terms of the surroundings ,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Love this place and its partnership with Pepe Nero - one of our “go to” venues when out in Bristol. I really value the vegan labelling on the beers, the atmosphere and friendly staff. (Just need to sort out the slightly whiffy loos and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hlwbristol
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

As it should be called, popped in here on the off chance and what a surprise. A converted vaulted basement, vast selection of beer and pizzas that’ll blow you away. They accommodated our group of 18 with ease, Air-con, cleverly lit and all round comfy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank coygooner89
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The bar is very long with a row of many taps. It's situated in a large vaulted basement. I was really spoilt for choice. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. It's very popular and I can see why. Thoroughly recommended if you're into beer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pierre48
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I tend to drink cider and was impressed with the small selection of ciders. Two of the three I hadn’t had before and at 6.9% should possibly have had less of! My buddy was drinking IPA and they have loads. Great place underground that’s got...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The place is amazing on the inside. Don't let the closed upstairs fool you. Head on downstairs to enjoy one of the best nights of your life. Decor is amazing. Very chic on the inside. Looks like an old unused underground station. Think Waterloo underground...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marcopeleus
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had a team drink here in Jan and I was surprised at the layout downstairs in what resembled two caverns, quint interesting and different. The pub or emporium had a very different range or beers, ales and drinks on offer. The tables, benches, seats,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dionysus3467
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Emporium is definitively huge but despite that , probably due to the rounded ceiling's shape it's also cosy. NIce for groups of people, not only for beers but also for eating. Beers choice is pretty nice. I would suggest this place all the Year...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Micol M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoy drinking here as it's usually a bit quieter than the other ale houses on King Street. They do a nice range of beers, although the staff could be more knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2017
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1 July 2018|
Response from Marcopeleus | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at all. But I recommend to dress smart casual though. This is what every one else is wearing. Hope this helps. It's a good night in there.