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Brunel Bedminster

Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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315 St Johns Lane | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5AZ, England
+44 117 966 3339
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Brunel found the new manager seems to be getting on top of the disaster that the Brunel had become well done will be using the place much more often

Thank 263garryc
Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just today visited this pub with my wife for a meal as we were passing, there are some very large tv's there for the sports fans but there you go they are in most places these days. My wife ordered us some food, she had a chinese platter and I had a steak with a pepper sauce both... More 

1 Thank Stephen I
Frome, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Brunel for lunch today. The pub was very quiet and we found a table easily. We ordered scampi and chips and a cup of tea. Our food arrived within 10 minutes and the meal was well cooked and very nice. A very pleasant experience and we would recommend it and would certainly return.

Thank Keith W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Big Sunday of football and only one person behind the bar!!! What sort of a pub is this???? Waiting about 30 mins to get a drink, so buy at least 2 at a time and then get someone else to queue ready for your next drinks you'll be waiting that long!! Employ more staff and have them serving behind the... More 

Thank Lizbessell
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi Liz First of all, I would like to apologise for the waiting times yesterday. Due to illness we were incredibly short staffed. I did try to serve everyone as quickly as possible although I was in a no win situation. I remember you well and I thank you for your patience yesterday. The next time you're in, give me... More 

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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 330pm for family meal. All but one table in sight full of unused plates from previous diners. Food okay. However leaving now at 530pm and still 8 tables loaded (every table in visible sight) with empty plates and glasses!!! That's 2 hours left on the tables!!! Some new diners have just arrived and had to clear their own... More 

Thank Alittletipple
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and apologies for the poor visit. Yesturday for us was a total disaster. We were incredabliy short staffed, not only on a Sunday, one of the busiest days of the week but on one of the most important days of the premier league football. Having reviewed the... More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Breakfast was great, piping hot and well presented. Staff member was welcoming and made a great hot chocolate, even the wife was impressed

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank Patel P
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We eat at the Brunel at least once a month so have I good idea of what service you get, on this occasion, we had to wait over an hour for two main dishes, which we weren't informed of how long it would take as would have eaten somewhere else, when we got our food, both dishes had cold chips,... More 

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

1 Thank K2795QCjasonw
Chard, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went as part of a table of 14, all ordered. The first 5 meals came out, 5 minutes later 2 more came out, 5 minutes a few more and another 5 minutes the last two. By the time the last person got their meal three quarters of the table had finished. No check backs and a sulky waitress, food was... More 

1 Thank Zoe B
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Over an hour delay on the food (after being told 30minutes). No soft drinks other than 2 types from bottles available.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank pamelabH341IE
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi Pamela We are sorry for the poor service on your recent visit. We have had issues with our soft drink dispense pumps but have a wide variety of other bottled soft drinks available. I am really sorry if only 2 types were pointed out to you. As for the wait times on food, the wait can go up quite... More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This was the second year in a row we have spent Christmas Day here. This year was 10 times better than last year. The food was lovely, the staff very friendly and there was a lovely Christmas spirit. Really enjoyed our day, Thank you.

Thank Cheryl L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 St Johns Lane | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 966 3339
The Brunel is one of Greene King's 200 Hungry Horse pub's. A newly refurbished modern welcoming pub. The Brunel brings in a lot of Locals, businesses, friends and families. It has a childrens outside play area, pool table, and soon to be skittle alley. We also show SKY sports all day every day with all the top football games etc. We serve food 11am-10pm all day every day, with a wide selection of daily offers.

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