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Hope & Anchor

#454 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
+44 117 929 2987
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Packet Quorn fillets, soggy roast potatoes, cabbage and broccoli had been cooked for hours. Tasteless waste of money. The beer's good and the staff are friendly but food like this shouldn't be served up.

Thank Adam M
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's changed hands! we been a couple of time in the past for Sunday lunch. One of our friends really wanted to go back we were all impressed before with the roasts. But now the veg is minimal and tasted strange not great stuffing was tiny around a 1cm square the food has gone down hill and left us all... More 

Thank Hellie B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a voucher on Wriggle, so me and two friends went for an evening roast dinner. I'm guessing it was what was left over from the Sunday lunch but it really didn't matter as we paid very little with the voucher. It meant we got three meats, all the vegetables and other trimmings in one huge yorkshire pudding (which... More 

Thank georginadadswell
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The 6th pub on our list for tonight and not a disappointment. Excellent selection of beer. I had a pint of Mumbles, very good but by now I'm past caring who e brewer is. cheesy chips to soak up some of the alcohol. brilliant 😄

Thank Philip47
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Although this isn't my local I wish it was. The staff are friendly, the beer choice and taste is excellent and the food is quality too. In addition it has even when busy a laid back, relaxed and welcoming ambience. There is a beer garden out the back that creates a haven from the bustling world outside where you can... More 

Thank fatbloke60
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, really enjoyed our dinner. Great portions, lovely atmosphere...top marks all round. Well done.

Thank stell g
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Last minute booking for Sunday lunch. Glad we got in. Food pretty good although veggies a little undercooked and cauliflower cheese a bit watery. In general though, no complaints from our party of 5. Choice of beer was really good as were the house wines. Staff friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return.

Thank Nicki S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Booked in advance and pre ordered beef roast and the vegetarian option. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The roast had come recommended so was looking forward to it as looking for somewhere for a work do ( we have a few vegans and vegetarians ) however I was really disappointed. The vegetarian roast consisted of cabbage, carrots, leeks and a... More 

Thank jemma t
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at the pub after reading numerous recommendations. Unfortunately our meal did not stand up to our expectations. We ordered beef and pork, whilst the pork was full of flavour the beef was very thin and somewhat flavourless. The roasties appeared not to be roasted and the veg was very anaemic. The pub is very nice and... More 

Thank Tazcat74
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Stumbled across this late on a very busy Saturday 4 very hungry people. Seemed like a nice pub friendly service. Did feel we waited too long for food, then when it arrived it was Luke warm! Wondered if it had been sitting in kitchen rather than brought out to us straight away. Was tasty though. Although had chicken, chorizo and... More 

Thank Touringthomas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$47 - US$47
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 2987

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?